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No participation trophies, please!

No participation trophies, please!

By Braeden Sorbo When I was 7, my dad signed me up for soccer. My team sucked. We were absolutely terrible and got last place out of every team. However, after the final game, we went to my coach’s car and he had a box full of trophies. He handed us each an award, declaring […]

The Thomas Fire | Families and Friends Helping Families and Friends! Rebuilding the Glassman!

The Thomas Fire | Families and Friends Helping Families and Friends! Rebuilding the Glassman!

EDITORIAL NOTE: Many people have suffered devastating losses because of the fire. There is also enormous collateral damage done to small businesses, vendors, and neighborhoods not to mention the near-wholesale disappearance of affordable housing in Ventura, a situation with huge repercussions. It is hard to know how to help. Where does one start? How does […]

California-school mind control: grades for “Gratitude”

California-school mind control: grades for “Gratitude”

      By Jon Rappoport The Sacramento Bee has the story. 1/27/15, “Grit and gratitude join reading, writing and arithmetic on report cards,” by Loretta Kalb: “Across the state, report cards are undergoing a sea change in how students are measured for academic performance. Where teachers once graded students [only] on traditional math or […]

A Thanksgiving Reflection

A Thanksgiving Reflection

There are no shortages of tragedies and crises in the world, doctor and this Thanksgiving week offers no exception. But, equally so, there are always many things for which to be thankful, and this Thanksgiving demands no departure from that comforting reality. Anyone who honestly ponders for a moment what we have here must inevitably […]

Memorial Day as seen through an artist’s lense

Memorial Day as seen through an artist’s lense

All photo and words are from award winning photographer, David Pu’u, we felt it’s good to always keep in mind what Memorial Day really means. Memorial Day Is… A culture which does not connect accurately, reverentially or beautifully with it’s past, is akin to a rudderless boat: doomed to be at the whim of waves […]