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Monday, March 1, 2021

Teaching is not so Noble

“Teachers change the world, one child, at a time,” so the saying goes. If I go by the way teachers have changed my kids, then God help us all! Nobody said that the change has to be for the better; it could also be for the worse. My wife and I are seeing this worse unfold in front of our very own eyes and there’s no teacher in sight—literally. Zoom meetings don’t count.

Reviewing California’s NFL Teams

Another promising season in the NFL is about to begin and football fans around the country are wondering what their favorite...

Q + A with Miguel Madrid Jr.

During the 21 years of employment with a major aerospace company, Miguel Madrid Jr. has held various management positions in contracts and procurement departments. He had graduated from high school in New Mexico and attended Redlands University majoring in management.


You might wonder how one who has lived the high life for most of her life would in up in a humble town like Hemet. Ask Patricia Yepremian, who has become a permanent fixture here and a woman to be reckoned with.


Were it not for the Boston Tea Party and colonists' resentment of taxation without representation; we might never have become a country. King George III of England, due to his greed, committed the greatest error in his reign. Had he relented, we might still be part of the British Empire overseen by a governor instead of a president.

The outrage of police defunding

The phrase "defunding the police" has to be perhaps one of the worse marketing ever done in history. However, the vagueness of this term gives politicians a lot of wiggle room to use the language without defining what they will actually do.

A Choice to Make

The arrest and subsequent death of George Floyd was universally denounced as being reprehensible. As we saw, this incident sparked protests across our nation.

United We Stand – Divided We Fail

This past Saturday was the 76th anniversary of D-Day. The 15,500 men of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions were dropped into Normandy at night.

My generation failed to deal with racism

I wish I could publish a blank column today. As a 75-year-old white guy, it is hard to know what to say in response to racism and police violence toward black men and women.

Ten Years in and Hell and then All Hell Broke our...

From which we continued to recover when Donald J. Trump became president. It became fashionable to throw out the words, "Make America Great Again." Words I distinctly remember from the late 1930's in Germany. But we were America at its strongest now. Nothing like that could ever happen here. No way.