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Introducing my So Cal lifestyle site: Where We Live Work

April 4, 2015


Southern California is a wonderfully complex and often overwhelming place to live. My interests are varied and as a writer that presents a challenge because there’s only a limited amount of time each week to write. Business and entrepreneurs interest me, regional travel around So Cal is of interest to me, and so are topics […]

Roasted duck, Obamacare, and California’s sunshine — not necessarily in that order

February 21, 2014


Yet another day of temps in the low 80s. Ugh. This is February 21? A hint of jasmine is in the air like it’s a spring morning and I know that’s slightly different from my family’s home in western Pennsylvania where they’ve been treated like they’re a wide receiver and the snow is Seattle Seahawks […]

What I Learned from a Herd of Fiberglass Elephants in Dana Point

November 18, 2013


Elephants with a picture of Lily Tomlin, a Betty Boop doll, and one carrying a surfboard were my focus yesterday at the Grand Auction of the 2013 Elephant Parade in Dana Point. The event really was a perfect combination of business involvement, art, and a global cause with tremendous cooperation and leadership from the City […]

My Week in Review: California’s Economy, Asian Elephants, Typhoon Haiyan, Black Friday

November 16, 2013


California Economic Summit A week ago, I covered the 2013 California Economic Summit in Los Angeles and had the chance to visit with Kish Rajan, of GO-Biz. He put a positive spin on the business climate in California. Of course he does work for the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. I asked him […]

The Psyche of the Sports Fan and the Fragile Hopes of Pirates fans

August 5, 2013


I subscribed to this year halfway through the major league baseball season so I could watch the Pirates and their quest for a winning season and a division title or playoff birth. They haven’t had a winning season in 20 years and with about 9 weeks left in the season, they have the best […]

Recent and Current Projects

July 8, 2013


Here are recent and current projects: I started a blog called Best Value and anyone who wants to contribute may do so by getting in contact with me. I’m reviewing products, services, hotels, and anything else where we spend our time and money. I just did a review of a water slide and a trip […]

Pirates Beat Reds 10 – 7

April 14, 2013


My entry is focused on why I follow the Pirates even while living in So Cal. Thanks to the digital age, following a team from thousands of miles away is easier than ever. I’m from Pittsburgh and flocked to Three Rivers Stadium a few times each summer to catch a game when fans expected the […]