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Preparedness versus “Price-Gouging”: Don’t Hold Out for a Hero

Preparedness versus “Price-Gouging”: Don’t Hold Out for a Hero

. By Thomas L. Knapp As the US Gulf Coast continues to reel under the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the word “hero” finds itself in much, and appropriate, use. From government first responders to Louisiana’s “Cajun Navy” to just plain old friends and neighbors, people are pitching in and helping one another through the worst […]

Contemplation on “The Price of Civilization”

Contemplation on  “The Price of Civilization”

I cannot imagine what my mornings would be like without the Wall Street Journal. The pearls I find therein are well beyond the realm of ordinary papers. I find myself going blithely on thought-provoking journeys stimulated by reports. Best of all, the fare presented is fairly balanced between the liberal and conservative outlook on the […]

Noted local speaker/author wants to reframe the ethic of Boomers: “Rezooming the Boomers”

Noted local speaker/author wants to reframe the ethic of Boomers: “Rezooming the Boomers”

By Daniel Gelman It’s the fundamental transformation of Ventura County’s own Jim Cathcart, world-renowned business motivational speaker, bestselling author, and Renaissance man with a Southern twang. When his rock band fires on all cylinders, 67 year old Cathcart morphs into the boyish Arkansas troubadour. His group ReZoom the Boom plays at venues like Bogie’s nightclub […]