‘Eyewitness Views’ makes us part of the 18th century’s ceremonies and calamaties

The conclave to choose a successor to Pope Benedict XIII started in March of 1730 and was still under way in mid-May when a series of earthquakes shook Italy. God seemed displeased at the contentiousness and corruption, as Spain’s King Philip V, France’s Louis XV and Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI all pushed their own … More ‘Eyewitness Views’ makes us part of the 18th century’s ceremonies and calamaties

Two books help to understand the endurance of liberalism and why it now falters

Besides the broad movement against unaccountable central authority, the election of Donald Trump was a statement against the political correctness that increasingly entails speech codes and the denial of speech. In their protests, liberals go on claiming the high road. … More Two books help to understand the endurance of liberalism and why it now falters

When ‘No more of his film, thank you’ signified my improvement as a news photographer

Of the first compliments ever paid my news photography, one in particular was of the more backhanded variety. It was a case of negation than of positive expression. Someone just wasn’t happy and wanted me gone. Indeed, there were circumstances, and they require a bit of explaining. While moving around the country during the 1980s, I was a … More When ‘No more of his film, thank you’ signified my improvement as a news photographer

With the possibility of 11th-hour change, here are suggestions for Trump’s ‘national growth and renewal’

Without endorsement from major newspapers, without support from the political class, without leading in polls, and withstanding late campaigning by the popular President Barack Obama, Donald Trump turned blue states red and dumped Hillary Clinton by the wayside. Clinton was a focus-grouped candidate (remember the Listening Tour?) with a fake cause (first woman president). She … More With the possibility of 11th-hour change, here are suggestions for Trump’s ‘national growth and renewal’

Another emergency call brings responders back to Desert Breeze Senior Living

Desert Breeze Senior Living has accustomed its neighbors in Mission Lakes Country Club to the arrivals of emergency responders, to the comings and goings of staff members and vendors, and to delivery vehicles and commotion. We also know that two dogs have died in disgusting, neglectful circumstances at 64507 Brae Burn Avenue, which is one of three … More Another emergency call brings responders back to Desert Breeze Senior Living