ElectionsVote It has been said that the most intense American thinking is still taking place at the Institute of Advance Study at Princeton University, where Einstein used to teach.  That may be so.  But (more..)

ElectionsVote What is it like to be a new member of the Santa Clarita Council?  I have to ask this question because the words “new member of the Santa Clarita City Council” have practically been ox(more..)

ElectionsVote Welcome to Square One. If you have baseball memories at all, you know that this time last year we Southern California major-league fans were on this same Square One with an enormous season spread befo(more..)

ElectionsVote Dear lady police officers of Southern California: More than a year ago I wrote a commentary thanking you for all the civilized and civilizing work you have achieved in our various communities.  (more..)

ElectionsVote As we entered the room of the Last Supper – solemnly, sadly – the one piece of furniture we looked at first was a single chair.  The chair sat the foot of the banquet table.  The(more..)

ElectionsVote If you are living in the same age of the Divorce Revolution as I am, then there are good odds that you like myself have been a step parent.  You then understand some of the conditions of step par(more..)

ElectionsVote Here comes the 30th year that that Liz Farinella-Ekeberg and her husband Eric as well as their equestrian daughters (with fireman husband Eric as cheerleader) have taught horseback riding at their Don(more..)

ElectionsVote A year ago I had expressed my dissection in this space by my having to spend money that had the faces of John F. Kennedy, Andrew Jackson and Thomas Jefferson on it.  I explained that I did not fe(more..)

ElectionsVote The holiday Purim arrives this week on Wednesday night, March 4 and continues through the evening of Thursday, March 5.  As the Noble Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel has thoroughly reported in h(more..)

ElectionsVote I’ll cut to the quick.  Yes, a combination of easily-available guns and extremely unstable young American men is the most obvious feature our recent criminal massacres have in common. (more..)