ElectionsVote For 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(more..)


ElectionsVote It 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 Ri(more..)


ElectionsVote It’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 quart(more..)


ElectionsVote I 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 fa(more..)


ElectionsVote Over 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 (more..)


ElectionsVote May 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 (more..)


ElectionsVote Believe 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.&nbs(more..)


ElectionsVote Doubtless, 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 (more..)


ElectionsVote This 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 (more..)


ElectionsVote Moving toward this Thanksgiving of 2016, I have been thinking that there must be something --- something! -- I could do to make myself useful for this holiday season.  Then I found it.  That(more..)