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During a nine-day period over the holidays, Los Angeles police officers shot six people, killing five, including 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta. None of those people had a gun; most were doing nothing provocative; Ms. Orellana-Peralta was hiding in a dressing room. In response to this carnage, the cry from the left comes: “Defund the police!” Now,Continue reading “The Message IS the Message”
Dear God, How Did We Get Here? Representative Massie family Christmas photo I’m not a conventionally religious person. In fact, I don’t consider myself religious at all, but rather, I think of myself as spiritual, with an idiosyncratic set of beliefs based on my life experience. One of those convictions is that, in a vaguelyContinue reading “A Question…”
In December, 1994, we signed the loan papers to buy our house. It had been a bumpy road to get that loan. When I’d called our bank, the loan officer there had asked a few screening questions. Yes, we had steady jobs. No, we weren’t deep in debt. I hit a brick wall when heContinue reading “Too Poor, and not Poor Enough”
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