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Constant connection and living in the ‘now’

If you have been on the planet more than two decades, you have seen tremendous changes in how we live, the boundaries between nations, the climate, our chances of earning a living, the kinds of jobs that exist, the dynamics of politics, our understanding of fundamental physics, our ability to manipulate the process of life, and the list goes on and on.

November 21, 2014

Kids explore careers at craft championships

All parents want their children to be happy and successful in life. That vision usually includes pursuing a fulfilling career that pays a good salary. But we ask our kids to choose a career path with very little information.

November 21, 2014

Do veterans deserve to be ignored?

News coverage about American veterans with post-combat trauma is constant. Mental disorders, drug and alcohol addiction have evolved into suicides, as recently reported about the young Marine who shot himself on a firing range in Oceanside because of despondency.

November 20, 2014

Is your weight loss tied to your sales gain?

Everyone knows that as a nation we are somewhere between overweight and obese. This is not good.

November 19, 2014

Rivers of blood: Africa

Blood, blood, rivers of blood, lakes of blood, oceans of blood: Africa

November 19, 2014

A White House mass pardon for identity thieves

President Obama is poised to show his "compassion" this week by granting work cards to an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants through an imperial executive order. As for the vast, untold number of law-abiding citizens whose identities have been stolen by foreign law-breakers, two words: Tough luck.

November 19, 2014

Remembering veterans for their service

A few days before Veterans Day, my wife and I took a San Diego Harbor cruise. We’ve done this several times over the years, taking advantage of the reduced ticket prices for retired military personnel. Each trip we learn something new.

November 18, 2014

State utilities seek to soak small users

A strong spotlight shines these days on the state Public Utilities Commission as it gets set to rule on how much the state’s biggest utilities will have to pay for their sometimes fatal blunders and how much consumers will be soaked for the negligence of utility executives.

November 18, 2014
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