The little tyrant that couldn't
April 28, 2017 | All through the campaign, Donald Trump kept saying, "I'm sure I can. I know I can. I'm the only one who can." In short order, "on day one," he would do this and that, promising to tame Washington with the force of his deal-making prowess. He would use the bully pulpit to bully those who wouldn't succumb to his will.
Au revoir, les Canadiens
April 23, 2017 | As May approaches, the snowbirds wintering in the desert take flight and head north. Our Canadians are no exception.
Mean and meaner
April 15, 2017 | We have become a jackboot society. Those in authority, or who think they have authority, are quick to use physical force to subdue any who do not immediately submit and comply.
Opera in the Park 2017
April 10, 2017 | Sunday was the 19th annual Opera in the Park and Mother Nature was kind. It was a very pleasant day, mostly sunny with no wind, and people flocked to Sunrise Park for an afternoon of splendid arias and puttin' on the Ritz - or just enjoying the performances.
Poppy pilgrimmage 2017
April 6, 2017 | Réal, Bob, and I made a pilgrimmage to the Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve yesterday to check out this years bloom. Photos had been published in the Palm Springs and Los Angeles papers of a stunning display, and we wanted some of that.