ElectionsVote It would be grand to wish my way back through time and wander the roads and canyons of Santa Clarita. Before shopping centers. Before condo projects housing thousands. Before paved streets, cell phone(more..)


ElectionsVote Decades later, I still haven’t gotten used to it that The Baby, aka, my sibling-like substance Hondo Boston, is driving. That’s him in the photo above. Adding insult to injury, “Hond(more..)


ElectionsVote “Early one June morning in 1872 I murdered my father — an act which made a deep impression on me at the time.” — Ambrose Bierce Santa Enchirito as I sometimes like to call it,(more..)


ElectionsVote It’s the first of May, 2017. Not exactly snow weather in the SCV. But one can hope. It was one of those small memories you never forget. It was a few winters back, up in the hills of Castaic. I (more..)


ElectionsVote For most of us, a gossamer boundary shields us from unwanted interaction with our environment. Roofs and walls keep out the elements. Doors are usually all that separate us from anything, from grizzly(more..)


ElectionsVote “Can’t you smell that smell?”— Lynyrd Skynyrd With all the trouble Russian President Vladimir Putin gets into, it’s refreshing to see a new side of the dictator. They ju(more..)


ElectionsVote “I bought my wife a new car. She called me and said there was water in the carburetor. I said: ‘Where’s the car?’ She said: ‘In the lake.’”— Henny Young(more..)


ElectionsVote For years, nay, sneaking up on decades, I’ve been lobbying to get Thornton Doelle on Newhall’s Western Walk of Stars. Thorny’s a natural. The SCV’s first cowboy poet, he penne(more..)


ElectionsVote The American Journal of Epidemiology noted that smart children live longer than dumb children. Well, yes. Sure. How many times have you heard a parent yell: “Tiffany-Marie. Watch out for that(more..)


ElectionsVote In that old Woody Allen comedy, “Sleeper,” Woodrow wakes hundreds of years into the future to discover 20th century scientists were wrong. McDonald’s IS good for you. As I started c(more..)