A tribute to white sneakers

A tribute to white sneakers

Becky was laughing from Heaven Wednesday night.Those damn sneakers finally did the trick.You see, my sister — she was right, all those years tha...

August 3rd, 2019 updated: August 3rd, 2019. |  


Racism is still doing well

Racism is still doing well

In the 1990s I was called before a state legislative committee to explain my efforts to welcome diverse students into the California colleges that wer...

July 25th, 2019 |  


Keeping quiet about keeping people poor

Keeping quiet about keeping people poor

Being a woman of a certain age I can remember the embryonic efforts of the modern feminist movement well. Feminism in its early days of defining itsel...

July 25th, 2019 |  



Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for

It seems to me that some of those old-time adages that have been around for many, many years still apply today. One of these has appeared in a number ...

July 23rd, 2019 |  


The music sounds different

The music sounds different

Recently, I put a radio station (www.HerbDayRadio.com) on the air playing ‘50s, ’60s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music. Not a...

July 23rd, 2019 |  


Keeping quiet about keeping people poor

Keeping quiet about keeping people poor

Rather by accident I have been confronted with several incidences in the past few days of the way things are stacked against the poor.We need poor peo...

July 18th, 2019 |  


Importance of play in a child’s life

Importance of play in a child’s life

If you are someone who enjoys listening to people with more knowledge and expertise than you possess in fields that interest you, you may want to inve...

July 18th, 2019 |  


Writer enjoys Xenia’s hospitality

Yesterday I was reminded of what Xenia means…hospitality. Granny Helen passed away the week before and we were saying our final goodbyes to a lo...

July 14th, 2019 |  


Jay Ambrose: Minimal help through minimum wages

Jay Ambrose: Minimal help through minimum wages

If you’re thinking of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, you need maximum compassion, and liberals don’t have it. Promises o...

July 14th, 2019 |  


George Will: A story of national equilibrium lost and restored

George Will: A story of national equilibrium lost and restored

“Time has upset many fighting faiths.”— Oliver Wendell Holmes, dissenting, Abrams v. United States (1919)WASHINGTON — In this ...

July 14th, 2019 |