On the Escalator

When you ride on an escalator, remember in the United States, to step to the right side. Invariably there is going to be someone that is in a rush who needs to get by.   Standing beside another person on an escalator or otherwise blocking the pathway so that others in more of a rush […]

Meghan Markle – Not First Black UK Royalty

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Sophia Charlotte; 19 May 1744 – 17 November 1818) was a British queen consort and wife of King George III. She served as Queen of Great Britain and Queen of Ireland from her wedding in 1761 until the union of the two kingdoms in 1801, after which she was Queen of the […]

You Are Worthy

Sometimes I feel like I’m beating my heard again a wall. Sharing life experiences in hope of sparing others from my mistakes or simply hoping they have an easier transition to adulthood only see them go astray causes my heart to ache. I ‘am reminded that I have no children of my own so it’s […]

Homelessness in the Golden State – California

At $2.717 trillion, California has the largest economy than any other State. If California were a country it would be the 5th largest economy in the world! Northern California is a microcosm of America’s extremes of wealth and poverty in California. Tech millionaires are thriving while not far away, the homeless are living in tent […]

#Bystander Abuser

Consider the horrific case of David and Louise Turpin; A neighbor of the Turpin family allegedly said when he would come home from work at approximately 12-midnight he saw Turpin children from an open window on a couple of occasions marching back and forth for hours inside their home. Another neighbor allegedly said she saw […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States

On the third Monday of January, the United States observes the birthday and celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. as a federal holiday. Dr. King is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transportation and for racial equality in the United States. His most famous address was […]

Jeff Sessions Recinds Cole Memo – Marijuana Enforcement

On January 4, the U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all United States Attorney’s  that rescinded the Cole Memo on marijuana prosecutions, and directed federal marijuana prosecution decisions be governed by the same principles that have long governed all of our prosecution decisions.  The Cole Memo, issued during the Presidency of […]

Recreational Cannabis Legalized in California

As of January 1, 2018, California became the nation’s largest state to legalize recreational cannabis sales. California will treat cannabis like alcohol by allowing people 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of pot and grow six cannabis plants at home. California cities including Santa Cruz, San Diego, Shasta Lake, San Jose and […]

The Ugliness of Bullying

In light of recent news report of kids killing themselves over bullying I want to share my personal story of being a victim of bullying. I was bullied in elementary, high school, and even in my adult life.But as I’ve matured it’s gotten easier for me to ignore and deal with bully behavior directed at […]

A Border Wall, Really?

In keeping with President Trump’s campaign promise to “build a wall”, eight border wall prototypes are constructed in Otay Mesa, California, a community north of the U.S.–Mexico border in San Diego county. Specifications for these prototypes required four are constructed from concrete and four others from non-concrete materials and stand 18 to 30 feet high. […]