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Hemet
Friday, July 3, 2020
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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.

Good Old Days

The other day I became intensely engrossed in a conversation with two friends who were about my age. All three of us closer to 100 than to 50 years old. The conversation became contentious over the issue

STRAIT ON – AMERICA’S CHANGING LIFESTYLES – PART VIII – CHAOS

The nineties came in like a lamb and went out like a windstorm. Everything in our society seemed topsy-turvy. It was the decade of credit card mania, bigger homes, more expensive cars and extravagant spending.

PART VII – D.C. GOES HOLLYWOOD

The 1980 presidential race, even with three major candidates, was a cakewalk for the former actor and Governor of California. Ronald Reagan was swept into the White House (garnering 489 electoral votes), with his "kitchen cabinet" in tow.

WAR, THEN SCANDAL

The 1968 Republican Convention preceded the Democratic fiasco in Chicago a week or two later. However, in some ways, it was an omen

Breathing Problems

I find myself short-winded a lot lately. I suffer from shortness of breath, labored breathing, maybe even feeling somewhat dizzy and lightheaded

Back to work – the time is now

On April 20, a study by the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health was released which found that approximately

PART V – A LOST GENERATION

General Eisenhower brought us victory over the Nazis in Europe. He ended the Korean War and most believe that his Administration was a peaceful one.

American Disaster

Breaking news -- as they say to open every newscast -- Breaking news: America is breaking. Its public health establishment certainly is