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The Cancel Culture | The Mean Girls are loose!

The Cancel Culture | The Mean Girls are loose!

    By Mel Mann   It is interesting how words change with time.  Growing up I collected stamps because I wanted to do something my father also did.  I learned that the postal mark on a stamp meant it had been used and was considered “cancelled.” Of course, for the less nerdy: “canceled” was what […]

25 Cents Worth of Democracy – Can America Endure?

25 Cents Worth of Democracy – Can America Endure?

By Mel Mann     Talking about sweet reminiscences from some bygone time is not something I do much.  The past is seldom as rosy as we would like to remember. Additionally, selective memory is an interesting phenomena that helps us to forget the things we really don’t want to remember.   Maybe I am also suffering […]

The Tragedy of Impeachment

The Tragedy of Impeachment

    By Mel Mann      As 2019 comes to a close it seems only fitting to take a look at the last 11-12 months.  We seem to be living in an era of absolutes.  Employment is clearly up, average income is definitely stagnate, the one percenters make a tremendous amount more than the […]

A look at the California fire season

A look at the California fire season

    By Mel Mann      If you are a California resident, 2019 has been one heck of a year.  The homeless populations of San Francisco and Los Angeles have repeatedly made the national news. We can no longer get plastic straws with our cancer causing soda, but more prominent in our minds is […]

Where did all the empathy go?

Where did all the empathy go?

    By Mel Mann      The last decade has been an era of ever increasing political correctness and empathy.  Buildings get torn down because they do not have elevators giving handicapped access to high floors.  Schools now must provide restrooms for a variety of gender and sexual identifications.  Passengers can bring their miniature […]

The California Contradiction – Protect Us From that Straw

The California Contradiction – Protect Us From that Straw

    By Mel Mann      Imagine a state that passes a law welcoming, coddling and protecting criminals who already have a history of endangering citizens.  Next, imagine a state where the State’s Attorney General warns business leaders they will be prosecuted if they work with or provide information to federal authorities.  Lastly, imagine […]

Thoughts on Veterans Day

Thoughts on Veterans Day

    By Mel Mann        We are on the verge of Veteran’s Day and as a veteran it brings to the surface a number of thoughts. During my lifetime I have seen the public perception of veterans, the military and patriotism go through some extreme cycles. There is likely no better time […]

Commentary: I Have Too Much Stuff

Commentary: I Have Too Much Stuff

    By Mel Mann         I have too much stuff, I feel kind of embarrassed even saying it. I sure put a lot of energy into accumulating the stuff I have. I would suspect that most people in America do as well. This could be some natural transition from starting out in […]

Commentary: How to remember the Las Vegas massacre   

Commentary: How to remember the Las Vegas massacre   

    By Mel Mann                                                                                   I began my Monday morning the same as most, a […]