Chris Sharp

ElectionsVoteAs we may be very busy today observing Valentine’s Day and often trying to decide who our Valentine is, we may be overlooking that the first Valentine was dedicated to humanity in general.  This was about 2,000 years ago, when a Roman patr(more..)

ElectionsVoteI admit that I sometimes say stupid things.  In fact, I may even be saying some stupid things right here in this space.  But most people don’t realize they are being stupid because their stupidity shields them from seeing what they ar(more..)

ElectionsVoteYes, those words “global warming” have come back to haunt us.  This after we have done everything we can think of to simply replace “global warming” with any kind of more palatable words, including “climate changes,(more..)

ElectionsVoteThe date is June 28, 2017, and Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth is launching a public local war against the local misuse of opioids in the city of Santa Clarita.  He includes in his public presentation a number of local “stakeholders&rdqu(more..)

ElectionsVoteI have some Facebook posts from friends who know that I was full-time journalist for some 20 years and a freelance writer for more years than that.  So, they have been expecting me to relate what I think of the new talk about “fake news.&r(more..)

ElectionsVoteTo simplify the problems of California learning, all you need do is look at the Californian students who cannot – and will not -- read. My own experience tells me that a major reason for all the malfunctioning in all of our schools is that so (more..)

ElectionsVoteMaybe because it’s the job of police to deal with stories that so many police officers are drawn to the stories of Country-Western music today. But the stories of Country-Western music had the allure to draw hundreds of police officers from Ca(more..)

ElectionsVoteActually, I have four wishes.  The wish I could have the new year as a genie granting wishes instead as a tyrant demanding follow-through with the new year’s resolutions.  Okay, let’s just say this I make this space my genie.&nb(more..)

ElectionsVoteIn the next week, we will be celebrating the first Christmas.  But in this space today I would also like to call attention to the second Christmas. The second Christmas wasn’t celebrated as the one we know.  The first Christmas of co(more..)

ElectionsVoteHere I am this holiday season, playing a veritable Santa Claus.  In fact, my own Holiday-themed Amazon Books that I have written are all priced now under $10, with one book priced fewer than three dollars.  So, all this makes it possible to(more..)

ElectionsVoteTo recap a century-old tale, the Gift of the Magi was an O. Henry short story dealing with a young woman in New York.  This young lady decided to give up her lush, delicate hair to sell it so she could afford to buy a holiday gift for her young (more..)

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