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The psychology of money

With all the calculations, figures, formulas and academically impressive language, it is easy to forget that money is not a physical element or force of energy.

January 23, 2015

Apartments shouldn’t have to pay Zero Waste costs

The People’s Ordinance has been referred to as San Diego’s first revolt, in which constituents angrily passed a law after learning that the company they were paying to collect their trash was selling it to pig farmers and making a huge profit. The result: The city of San Diego was required to pick up trash as a service paid for only by tax dollars, not an additional fee.

January 22, 2015

Kingdom come, thy will be done

The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, long deceased, is credited with the observation that "a woman cannot be too rich or too thin.”

January 22, 2015

Opera conductor broke the gender barrier

I wrote a story for the San Diego Opera program in 1999 about Karen Keltner, the resident conductor, who stood at 5 feet 3 inches. It was appropriate to title the profile “Big Step to the Podium.”

January 22, 2015

The NAACP bombing or the barbershop bang?

From the liberal media's coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown of Colorado Springs, you'd think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life.

January 21, 2015

Why cold calls don't work

1. How come people don’t call me back?

January 21, 2015

I dare you, Mr. Mayor

Mayor Kevin Faulconer is forming a task force to study how, exactly, to finance and build a stadium that would keep the Chargers in San Diego. I can save the mayor and his task force a lot of valuable time.

January 21, 2015

‘Fear itself’ and keeping the populace alarmed

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to his first term as president of the United States in 1932. During his inaugural address in 1933, FDR said “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

January 20, 2015
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