Greggory Moore

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Trapped within the ironic predicament of wanting to know everything (more or less) while believing it may not be possible really to know anything at all. Greggory Moore is nonetheless dedicated to a life of study, be it of books, people, nature, or that slippery phenomenon we call the self. And from time to time he feels impelled to write a little

Should Businesses Allow Customers to Use E-Cigarettes?

By Greggory Moore Not so long ago electronic cigarettes were little more than a rumor, a technology most of us encountered only via late-night commercials, the sort that bring the term "boondoggle" to mind, full of seemingly non-legitimized claims as to their harmlessness and effectiven

Long Beach Politicos On the Lookout for Shenanigans in Three-Way Council Combat for Mayorship

By Greggory Moore

What do you get when you take nine high-profile, powerful people whose job it is to work together for the common good and have a third of them compete for a single, even higher-profile and more powerful position?

If that's

Truth-Telling About a Recent LBPD Anti-Prostitution Sting

By Greggory Moore If I telephone a woman and arrange to meet her at a motel for sex, that's legal. If I telephone a woman and arrange to meet at a motel so I can give her a dollar, that's legal, too. But put the two together and it's a crime. A crime supposedly so harmful to life in

An Object Lesson in Exercising Your Right Not to Talk to Police

By Greggory Moore I could tell by the way the police cruiser was crawling alongside the curb that the officers had taken an interest in me. Since I was simply walking down the street and had not been engaged in any remotely criminal or even suspicious behavior, I could not fathom why. B

Local Food Providers Making It Easier for Us to Change the Status Quo of Eating

By Greggory Moore

The concept is as old as humanity itself: Humans eat, and the Earth provides.

But over the last century, that inescapable reality has become increasingly remote for an ever-greater percentage of homo sapiens, who find ourselves acquiri

A History of Improper Attribution at the <em>Long Beach Post</em>

By Greggory Moore In February 2011, ran a laconic news item entitled "Echo Chamber?" consisting of little more than a side-by-side comparison of a Long Beach Post news story with a press release from S

The Overthrow of a Tiny Bastion of Humanity in a World of Bureaucracy

By Greggory Moore It wasn't a matter of choice: I had to move. I had been living in downtown Long Beach for two years. I loved it, and I was damned if I would move far. I found a great new apartment just a few blocks down Ocean Boulevard. The only problem was the rent: it was $100 more

Studies in Power: Workshops Aim to Educate the Public on the Powers-That-Be

You get the basics in high school. The federal government is divided into three branches (executive, legislative, judicial). Locally you've got the mayor and the city council. Etc. Most of us don't graduate with enough knowledge so that as adults we truly grasp how even the most well-known

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