Chris Sharp

ElectionsVoteMen, I can imagine that you are tempted to buy tens of thousands of dollars of jewelry for your sweetheart this year for Valentine’s Day.  But before you do that, why not consider being her a book for about twenty dollars instead? Oh, I u(more..)

ElectionsVoteEvery year, Los Angeles County has become either the top place or close to the top in the record of hit-and -run driving in the United States of America.  This phenomenon has breached every possible social category in Los Angeles. The cars spott(more..)

ElectionsVoteFor several years now, I have been encouraging my friend TimBen Boylston the executive director of Santa Clarita’s Canyon Theater Guild to use his stage to introduce the great playwrights to the people of the Santa Clarita Valley.  In many(more..)

ElectionsVoteIt is Oct. 1, 2016 again. I am innocently listening to the radio when I hear that local geologists and the California Earthquake authority are saying that the odds of having a major earthquake of 7 Richter Scale points or greater on the San Andreas F(more..)

ElectionsVoteIt’s been over ten tears since we all started talking very seriously and very intently about the issue of climate change and resultant global warning, pro and con.  Over a period of a quarter century, we have been talking about it with deb(more..)

ElectionsVoteI don’t know about your experience in 2016, but you probably shared enough of the year with me to know what my headline here is talking about. Now is our chance to finally flee from 2016 In fact, I will remember 2016 as the only year of my li(more..)

ElectionsVoteOver most of the past decade, the Beacon in this space has at this time of year honored an American or a group of Americans as a Profile in Courage as a standard bearer for the rest of us.  This doesn’t mean in my research for these storie(more..)

ElectionsVoteMay I put on my hat this Christmas season as an erstwhile certified history teacher to tell you about America’s most difficult holiday season?  That would indeed be the Battle of the Bulge in Europe between December and January in 1944-45,(more..)

ElectionsVoteBelieve it or not, in the 19th century, reading was one of the most active activities to be hand.  And it wasn’t all because of the great authors that came out of that literary century.  All the great illustrators of the time had some(more..)

ElectionsVoteDoubtless, we all extend our peak experiences into the realm of legend in our own mind.  On a long voyage, a sailor will likely begin to think of the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor.  And a high School quarterback – say a high school (more..)

ElectionsVoteThis incoming presidency is the last chance for our two-party system to be a representative democracy in our nation.  Actually I just lied.  My real belief is more that the two-party system has long-ago lost its chance to be a representativ(more..)

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