Why aren’t there more women in construction?

Gender-based disparities in pay between men and women persist despite efforts by many people in business and politics, including President Barack Obama, to improve them. This stubborn pay gap isn’t closing as fast as anyone would like.

September 26, 2014

Downtown library marks first anniversary

The Central Library observes its first anniversary Saturday and there is plenty to celebrate.

September 25, 2014

The art and lessons of shopping for bargains

I'm spending the day at Marché aux Puces, the antique flea markets of Paris. Also known as the Puces or MAP, it contains 14 named market areas that offer an authentic and one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The market, steeped in history, brings together antique dealers, designers, artisans, artists and customers from all over the world.

September 24, 2014

Old Town freeloaders

Ever since that brilliant, gorgeous goddess Ms. Diane Powers turned a sleepy, Old Town State Park motel in to San Diego’s top tourist draw, nearby private merchants have been on the gravy train, at taxpayer’s expense.

September 24, 2014

Why Colorado's gutless governor is in trouble

D.C. journalists called the latest Quinnipiac University poll results in Colorado's tight gubernatorial race a "shocker." But it's a surprise only if you've been hopelessly trapped in a Beltway echo chamber.

September 24, 2014

2050 climate report helps region ‘manage the unavoidable’

Ask most climate scientists about the reality of climate change and the vast majority will say their community moved past that question a long time ago. It’s old news.

September 24, 2014

Telling the bad guys from the good guys in politics

Back in the day — which is another way to say a long time ago, when I was much younger — it was easier to tell the good guys from the bad guys.

September 23, 2014

Public schools start year with big changes

For many years, it was valid to urge that students take a good look around as they entered high school in the fall — because more than one-third of their first-day classmates would drop out before graduation day four years later.

September 22, 2014

Finding a replacement for Apple Mail program

When Apple upgraded its computer’s MacOS operating system to Mavericks nearly a year ago, Mail for Mac, which I’ll refer to as Mail, no longer worked well with Gmail.

September 22, 2014

Hijacked by life

We fill our days with our plans and activities. We follow our disciplined schedule. We anticipate needs. We embark upon our day as if our assumptions were correct, because if we didn’t, then we wouldn’t do anything at all.

September 19, 2014
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