ElectionsVote Remember those good old days when we all had answering machines. They were great beasts, huge and convoluted. Being the immature so-&-so I am, I changed my outgoing message more than my underwear.(more..)

ElectionsVote Have you noticed this trend of recent years —  that EVERYTHING is bad for you? Everything. Red meat, in significant tonnage, can clog my arteries. Who wants slippery arteries anyway? Imagi(more..)

ElectionsVote Most of us drive around in the course of a day, passing hundreds of avenues and boulevards, giving little if any thought on how the streets got their names. Just two blocks south of Lyons Avenue and p(more..)

ElectionsVote “God is a comedian, performing for an audience that is too afraid to laugh.”— Nietzsche I used to wonder if God had a sense of humor. As I get older, I am more and more convinced. W(more..)

ElectionsVote That great old American Cowboy Will Rogers is famous for one particular quote: “I never met a man I didn’t like.” That’s a rather huge statement and I’ve been wrestling (more..)

ElectionsVote “Love is a grave mental disease.”— Plato There used to be this guy who spent his days in an open grave, waiting to die. I know. I know. It's a metaphor for a life in useless middl(more..)

ElectionsVote I had forgotten just how strikingly beautiful Noureen was. There must have been something in that Placerita Canyon water because all the Jauregui girls I have known are just unfair, breathtakingly gor(more..)

ElectionsVote I used to get such a big kick being the lower case emcee, getting up before Silents Under the Stars to share a few stories not too many people knew about Newhall’s most famous citizen, William S(more..)

ElectionsVote Imagine my horror when I looked in the mirror this morning and found one, lips pursed, head tilted, staring back at me. But, sometimes, a guy just has to pull up his big boy pants and perform his righ(more..)

ElectionsVote “Who’s Virginia?”— Rose Kennedy (1890-1995) when asked why her daughter-in-law Joan lived in Boston while her son Ted lived in Virginia. Nearly 40 years ago, two ambiguous fig(more..)