Doin’ the Math

When I was teen-ager, growing up in Southern California, I was a beach bum. But when the red tide rolled in, it was advisable to not swim in it. Red tide occurred when algae became so numerous that they discolored coastal waters (hence the name "red tide"). 


PR for People The Connector Magazine June 2022

Red and Blue: We’re all Getting Screwed by Big Business. There is a great need for antitrust laws to return to protecting us from the increasing concentration of private power that has proven to be destructive. A business can prevail and sustain profitability without gouging the American people to seize monopoly profits. Monopolies must be stopped from exerting a chokehold on the American people. Going forward, maybe this is the one thing we can all agree on and work together to stop the carnage.


Red and Blue: We’re All Getting Screwed By Big Business

Whether you are conservative, liberal, moderate or some variation in between, we’re all at the mercy of monopoly powers. We’re being given the runaround by big companies: cell phone providers, cable companies, health care providers, insurance companies, technology companies, transportation companies, food companies, media outlets, social media companies, banks…the list is endless.


The Million Dollar Question

Perhaps one answer still lies in our citizenry— a mindful choice, that all Americans can make—to finally refrain from blame; to lower the thermostat of rage that divides us; to lay down the baggage of fear we’ve been carrying; and check our egos at the open door before boarding; and to at last realize we are all riding on the same bus—and nobody deserves to be thrown under it.


Book Review: Cornered by Barry C. Lynn

Who can argue with the facts: monopoly companies are constantly finding new ways to charge you for more while giving you less. In his book Cornered, journalist Barry C. Lynn shows how monopoly powers are doing much more than giving you a run for your money. These behemoth powers are actually destroying the free and open market place, which is at very heart of our democracy.


Vine Maple Place: Ending homelessness to break generational cycle of poverty

In Maple Valley, Washington, a leafy suburban city southeast of Seattle, nine churches began working together at the beginning of this century when they detected a growing problem in their community: family homelessness. 


Book Review: The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch

Hold on and keep yourself afloat for a stormy ride on the northwest coast of England. Shakespearean Actor and Director Charles Arrowby has left the glamorous theater world of London to retire in a damp drafty home by the sea, presumably to write his memoir. As the narrator/protagonist, Charles Arrowby rants with the tireless exasperation of a self-obsessed madman. He craves solitude, yet a surreal cast of characters from his former life in theater appears and reappears, coming and going like the ebb and flow of a churning sea.


Who is the Slayer, Who the Victim? Speak!

Once again, we, as a nation, are faced with murder—multiple murders and wounding of our children and staff, while they attend and work at school— the most vulnerable of populations in our society.