Category Archives: News and politics

Restore, restore your people

I have a brother-in-law who is a major in the Utah National Guard. He was a captain a few years ago when we stayed with them for my mother’s 80th birthday. While we were there he was called out because … Continue reading

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Episode II: A New Hope

  We were living in Ely, Nevada in 1977 when there was tremendous buzz over a new science fiction movie. It was the talk of the country. We wondered how long it would take to get to our little theater … Continue reading

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Avoid the Pigeon-holers

Rick Scott was a healthcare executive who became governor of Florida last January. He pushed through a law requiring drug tests for all state employees. Before I continue, please note, as governor, Rick Scott is a state employee.   Last … Continue reading

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When right and wrong gets in the way

One of my favorite movies is called “Airplane!” The movie is a spoof of the “Airport” movies that preceded it. The premise of both movies is an airline disaster, the people who are the victims, and the people trying to … Continue reading

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The California Proposition Process

We, in California, are blessed, or cursed, with two of the propositions on the June ballot sponsored by corporations. First of all, let me say that I don’t like the initiative system in California. This system was born as an … Continue reading

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We were scheduling, really, trust us

Everyone who has flown or intends to fly on commercial aircraft were more than dismayed at the prospect of two Northwest pilots who missed landing their plane at the Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport. At first, it was speculated that … Continue reading

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Placerville in the world spotlight

Most people are proud of where they live. They like people to know how great a place they they make their home. We really like Placerville. The city resides in the Sierra Nevada foothills in a pine and oak forest, … Continue reading

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