ElectionsVote Once 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 (more..)


ElectionsVote Being 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.” &nb(more..)


ElectionsVote I 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 reacti(more..)


ElectionsVote My 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 (more..)


ElectionsVote There 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 U(more..)


ElectionsVote Although 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 (more..)


ElectionsVote I 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.&n(more..)


ElectionsVote On the treadmill at my gym the other day, I noticed my computerized trainer urging me to increase my pulse rate from its existing rate of 80 to a recommended aerobic rate for my age to 122.  My a(more..)


ElectionsVote Here it comes.  That is, here comes that Amazon book titled “Every Kind of Angel” that I have been writing about in this space since 2015. Better late than never. But let’s not(more..)


ElectionsVote For our younger Beacon readers, here is a real advantage of having children down the road. With children, you get INVITATIONS to attend “back to school night” twice a year at whatever scho(more..)