A COUNTRY WITHOUT LEADERSHIP

Beneath the sounds of chanting and yelling, of breaking glass and stores being looted, is the sound of grief. America watched George Floyd being murdered by a police officer who had his hands in his pockets like he was at

CITIES IN RUIN

Much of the city I live in was decimated last night. I live in Santa Monica. Businesses I’ve frequented, the Optometrist I went to for many years – all broken into, smashed to bits, looted. A small restaurant several doors

LOOKING FOR AMERICA

Recently, a friend and I were talking about a very destructive, mean-spirited person and my friend asked if I had any thoughts about what made them that way. I replied that I didn’t care what might have gone awry in

ABOUT TIME

  One of the unifying aspects of this pandemic is that we are all experiencing time differently. It has become elastic, slow and drawn out, long days bending into late evenings. It can also snap off and leave us devastated,

REFLECTIONS ON OUR ISOLATED STATE

I went for a long run on the beach this morning. The only sign that other people had been there were footprints in the sand, but at that early hour it was just me and the seagulls, and a woman

AN OPEN LETTER TO JOE BIDEN

  Dear Vice-President Biden, I’m sure you have many advisors around you, calculating the best way for you to win the presidency. While I have no qualifications in this area, I did watch my father become Governor of California when

SO YOU’RE THINKING OF TAKING A CRUISE…

  Cruise ships are playing a rather major role in the Coronavirus outbreak. First there was the cruise ship off Japan, where 500 people were stranded. Now another cruise ship along the California coast, with 3,500 people aboard, is facing

WHAT UNITES US

  I know I am not the only person who found it impossible to continue watching the Democratic Presidential debates. Many of us either turned it off or walked out of the room, for the same reason: There in front

HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S VICTIMS

  Harvey Weinstein should send Donald Trump a thank you note. If it weren’t for the impeachment trial and the frightening aftermath of Trump firing witnesses who dared to tell the truth, Trump blaspheming at the National Prayer breakfast, Trump

OUR RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY

  I was 11 years old when I first heard my father’s speech, A Time For Choosing. Unbeknownst to me, he had been perfecting it out on the road when he was a spokesperson for General Electric. He was out

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