Wednesday, August 17, 2022

My Recycled Life: Doll Doctoring

People who repair dolls are called doll doctors, and their businesses are called doll hospitals. I needed one because my mother left behind a...

Life After Mother — Probate Doesn’t End, Just Fades Away

Probate doesn’t end in a way that calls for marking the occasion. In my case anyway, it looks to be fading away like an...

“The Cripple of Inishmaan” a Distinctive but not Ideal McDonagh Showcase

There isn’t much life for a 16-year-old orphaned cripple like Billy on the little Irish isle of Inishmaan in 1934. The best he can...

Climate Justice Concerns Echo in 710 Fwy Planning

On July 24, the world’s first named heatwave — Category 3 Zoe — hit Seville, Spain, with temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit, signaling a...

Let’s Acknowledge Why This November’s Elections Look So Bleak for Democrats: Joe Biden

In hopes of avoiding a disaster for Democrats this November, some progressives are joining the #DontRunJoe campaign that I helped initiate with Our hope is that Biden will announce – very soon – that he won’t be the 2024 Democratic standard bearer, which could shift voters’ focus in the upcoming elections to party vs. party, Ds vs. Rs.

My Recycled Life — My Mother Turned Me Into a Stamp Collector

“Every stamp, no matter how insignificant it may appear, is of some value and should be saved.” That’s a quote from one of my...

Strike Authorized a Week Before the All-Star Game 

The union representing concession workers at the ballpark UNITE HERE Local 11 has authorized a strike. For decades, 24 billionaires, the owners of 30 Major League Baseball...

Jan. 6 Capitol Invasion Secretly Planned In Advance

Far from being something unforeseeable that got out of hand, the Jan. 6, 2021 invasion of the United States Capitol was planned in advance...

San Pedro Music Festival Returns

Festival Highlights a Soulful Tribute to Stevie Wonder The San Pedro Music Festival always honors musicians, Windy Barnes Farrell noted, because they are the key...

‘Someone Else’s Ocean’ — Ports Should Serve the Public, New Report Argues

The world’s ocean shipping lines, primarily concentrated into just three shipping alliances, generated about $190 billion in profits last year, mainly due to dramatically...