Guest Blogger Hal Lifson on Fred Pinto: The Music Man Who Can

Guest Blogger Hal Lifson on Fred Pinto: The Music Man Who Can

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a brilliant music teacher at El Rodeo School who’s direct from Broadway in New York City. Mr. Fred Pinto has made his mark in…

Life Lessons from Dogs Loyalty

Life Lessons from Dogs Loyalty

  My College Kid completed his Fall Semester at USC. To celebrate we broke bread over teriyaki chicken bowls. Sitting beside me I overheard two 20-Somethings at the next table….

The Beverly Hills Bandito Tiburcio Vasquez

The Beverly Hills Bandito Tiburcio Vasquez

Last week the Salinas, California school board named an elementary campus after 19th-century horse rustler, bandit and convicted killer Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez eluded the law for 23 years on a…

Moms I Love: Carpool Goddess

Moms I Love: Carpool Goddess

          Kitty’s got claws This week I am Guest Blogger at Carpool Goddess where Linda Wolff talks cupcakes, kids and books. What  do you really need…

Roses, Buds and Thorns…screaming strongly suggested

Roses, Buds and Thorns…screaming strongly suggested

I am never out of the fight – Navy Seal motto                                 My Dad was…

Summer Interns See the Good, The Inept and The Cranky

Summer Interns See the Good, The Inept and The Cranky

College students know a good internship equals valuable job experience, possible future gigs and hopefully an introduction to a field they enjoy. Besides boosting resumes, here’s what a few college…

Rich Enough to Care to Bond over Compost

Rich Enough to Care to Bond over Compost

Lascaux circa 15,000 B.C. According to the International Energy Agency, dangerous climate change will be essentially irreversible by 2017. Every sixth grade American kid learns Early Man had a lot…

Make Your Midlife Crisis Count

Make Your Midlife Crisis Count

“You only get one midlife crisis, so make it count.” That’s what my friend told me this week when I made a crack about my upcoming birthday. When does midlife…

Winner Declared in Palm Wars 2012

Winner Declared in Palm Wars 2012

  Newsflash. It happened quietly. For weeks, my ears were programmed to detect the raucous rumble of a tree trimmer’s motor when in fact it was the muffled snap and…

BH Bard

BH Bard

  About 400 years ago, William Shakespeare wrote a warning about the Ides of March and whether you read Julius Caesar in 7th grade or saw the play performed at…


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