Posts by pwsadmin
Six Waltons have more wealth than bottom 30%
I recently read with great interest an online Forbes article titled, “Six Waltons have more wealth than bottom 30%.” Sadly, I found this article to be a typical example of “blame the victim” although the victim is the 30% and not the Waltons. As you probably know, the Waltons are the ultra-rich founding family of…Read More
Inequality and unfairness in higher education salaries
I am probably opening a can of worms for myself by writing about matters that require a revolution before real change can occur–but I feel compelled and clear that I want and need to write. I have been in the process of seeking and applying for gainful employment in the Los Angeles area. I feel…Read More
Banks and Business license fees in Torrance
Why are banks allowed an exemption from paying a business license fee in the city of Torrance, California? As I have pursued an answer to this question I have learned that banks are also exempt from business license fees in many cities throughout Los Angeles county, and probably beyond. Why? I have not found any…Read More
“Harvest” by Neil Young
Harvest—-A most enchanting song, “Harvest” by Neil Young. It keeps circling around in my head and heart. Sure, it’s not the only song that does that to me, but it is one of the best ones lately. Find the song here: I encourage to listen to the audio, sing out loud while reading the lyrics…Read More
English as the “official language” in the USA? WTF?!
Those who ignore history and doomed to repeat that history. In this case, the repeat is more like deja vu all over again—The hydra-headed beast that is called the 2012 Republican candidates (I can’t seem to distinguish that group with the GOP moniker) is forcing the world around them to relive the sufferingly old debate…Read More
What is the difference between feeling and thought?
A difference between feelings and thoughts? It’s possibly as simple as breaking it down to this: Do I feel X? or Do I feel like X? One is a feeling (the first) and the other (the second) is a thought. Why is this an issue for me? I have begun a process of “talking therapy” as a…Read More
A filmmaker’s night downtown
I have recently become a reader and contributor to the doculink.com listserv. I am inspired by some of the “doculinker” filmmakers who spend their nights downtown with their cameras to document the situation, at the risk of arrest. http://www.doculink.org/ Other are being told by filmmakers in many parts of the world, beyond downtown LA–stories about struggle by…Read More
How is filmmaking studied in schools?
I participate in an oftentimes interesting online dialogue at: http://www.doculink.com In a recent thread a writer wrote in response to a query about the best way for someone to learn to be a filmmaker: “…she’d be better off as a producer and writer — writing is one of her strengths — than as a director and editor,…Read More
Obama’s triggers for bombing Iran
A military skirmish or war would be a horrid turn of events, in my view. The US (its government and the general majority of its population) is truly ignorant and arrogant about Iran and most of what Iran represents. In this sense I am referring to the cultural history of Iran, and Islamic belief as…Read More
About my friend, RL “Bob” Morgan
I want to write about the struggle of my friend, Bob Morgan, who is battling with cancer. He has an ongoing blog that describes the process of treatment he is undergoing—please visit his blog at: www.bobmorgan.org/bword/ Bob and I have had a friendship since we were age 3. Bob has blossomed as a man, husband,…Read More