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
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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
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?
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
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
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
By Greggory Moore In February 2011, LBReport.com 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
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
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