COVID CONVOS — A Peek Inside A Sacramento Hospital, As Coronavirus Cases Surge

“It’s getting pretty scary here. Some of the staff are starting to test positive. This is how it started in Italy and New York.” By Michael P Coleman As Governor Newsom shut the state of California down again, many feel that he’s overstepping, and that the novel coronavirus is being overstated by the media. Some […]

Mitt Romney Marched With Black Lives Matter In Washington DC

THAT is a headline that I never thought we’d see! In early February, I praised Republican Mitt Romney for opposing both his party and our president during Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings. That took courage, and my piece suggested that he could have earned my presidential vote. It would have been the first time I ever […]

COVID CONVOS — A Mask-Less, Backyard BBQ In The Middle Of A State-Wide Shelter-In-Place Order? Seriously??

As states all over the country grapple with shelter-in-place orders, and my home state of California slowly relaxes restrictions in an effort to get the economy moving again, while balancing that effort with the preservation of public health, it has becoming increasing difficult for me to shelter-in-place and wear my face coverings like we should […]

COVID CONVOS — In Defense Of Pence, #ByeGeorgia, and Hat’s Off To Governor Newsom For Shutting California’s Beaches Down

COVID Convos is a series of original columns conceptualized to give you something else to think about as we manage the coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully, they will provide you with a different perspective about an issue related to the crisis…or at the very least, a brief smile. Remember, with COVID-19: this too shall pass. After seemingly […]

COVID Convos — It’s Hard Out In Here For An Extrovert! A Social Distancing Survival Guide

COVID Convos is a series of original columns conceptualized to give you something else to think about as we manage the coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully, they will provide you with a different perspective about an issue related to the crisis…or a brief smile. Remember, with COVID-19: this too shall pass. It’s taken me awhile to wrap […]

Mitt Romney For President 2020?

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” That is my favorite quote from one of my heroes, Martin Luther King, Jr. If it’s true, Senator Mitt Romney more than measures up. I’ve never really been […]

Trump’s Been Impeached, And I’m Sad About It

Hopefully, you and I have a shared Christmas memory: I recall Christmas mornings of my youth, waking up around 5am after an impossibly long night of interrupted sleep. I could have sworn Rudolph and his compatriots were stomping on the roof of our house. Then, I’d hop up to find a bounty of toys around […]

Trump Signs Animal Cruelty Act, Maintains Cruelty To Humans

Earlier this week, President Donald J. Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, H.R. 724, into law. The PACT Act had previously breezed through the House and Senate. According to the Animal Wellness Action’s press release, the Act establishes “the first federal anti-cruelty law in American history.” “We have a responsibility to […]