Chris Sharp

ElectionsVoteA very well established axiom of managing a classroom is that education does not work until behavior succeeds.   That is true – you can’t learn anything when you just let yourself go crazy. The public school system today has fi(more..)

ElectionsVoteOne of the reasons why I am increasingly working on published fictional stories instead of published essays is that a parable historically has a softer impact than a lecture.  I might have written here a journalistic essay about the journey of a(more..)

ElectionsVoteI have heard that Los Angeles County has more museums than any county in America – Our L.A. territory literally has hundreds and hundreds of museums.  Knowing all the good young students that the Santa Clarita Valley educates, I have (more..)

ElectionsVoteMilitary museums are nothing new for California – there are in fact over a dozen of them.  But it would be new for the Santa Clarita Valley.  It was in the course of planning for the upcoming Santa Clarita War Memorial the local SCV v(more..)

ElectionsVoteOnce upon a time there was a grand old party named the Republican Party.  It seemed its holy purpose was to stamp out centrism everywhere, whether it is in Moscow or in Havana or in Peking or in Washington DC.  It lived to create a decentra(more..)

ElectionsVoteBeing a daughter father, I have always hoped the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival would add a subtitle to its logo that would say something like, “And Cowgirl Festival, Also.”    Because in not doing so, I think we may (more..)

ElectionsVoteI may as well tell you at the outset that there will be no little red school houses being built these days.  In fact, the bigger-than-life school houses being built today are practically a reaction against any smaller schools that were built ear(more..)

ElectionsVoteMy first experience of a wall that specifically designed to divide neighboring people goes back to 1968.  The wall in this case was put up to divide at their respective city limits the generally white population of Maitland, Florida with the his(more..)

ElectionsVoteThere is a story from out of the year 1990 that somehow keeps getting into my head.  From out of political exile, a loud blustery Russian named Boris Yeltsin was coming into power in the Soviet Union, and promising many changes.  And  (more..)

ElectionsVoteAlthough Donald Trump managed to squint his eyes so much in his presidential campaign that we had little chance to see what was in those traditional Scottish/German ovals, he does become defined much better when we rinse him through the historical pr(more..)

ElectionsVoteI am not intending to be mean here, or smooth.  However, America may soon be forced to change its basic composition to accommodate our new president, Donald “I Did It My Way” Trump.   America – and Americans – w(more..)

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