Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life

Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life Edited by A. Alyce Claerbaut and David Schlesinger   News Hook: An exploration of the life, work, and legacy of the jazz legend Billy Strayhorn, published to commemorate the centennial of his birth.   Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life celebrates the life of late jazz legend Billy Strayhorn, who is perhaps best […]

Stewart is Necessary to Continue

  Stewart is Necessary to Continue ~ Amy Lignor   There are times in life where a person you see on the big screen, or one who comes into your living rooms on the small one, decides that their career is headed down another path. Yes, they have the right to say that. They have […]

New Locales Join the Ranks of "Best Adventures"

  New Locales Join the Ranks of “Best Adventures” ~by Cindy Haynes   There are familiar stand-out locations in America that people wish to move to in their retirement years (or a heck of a lot sooner). But now, the runner’s up – the previously second or even third choices out there in America – are […]

Je Suis Charle and are we really able to speak freely?

  Je Suis Charle and are we really able to speak freely?   Knock knock, who’s there? Je Suis, Je Suis who?  I’ll tell ya who. Now sometimes this cowboy humorist, me. Sets down his pen and puts aside his humor to deal with a more serious side of society. But today the PEN is […]

‘Conformity J.F.K.’ Tee

  ‘Conformity J.F.K.’ Tee The bald eagle will never stop being our symbol of freedom. But to conform…to listen to that constant news on TV telling us about groups, panels, discussions, and all the evil in the world that is after America, wanting to strike at the very heart of us – is the wrong […]

Honoring Our Veterans with Green Employment

Honoring Our Veterans with Green Employment ~ Samantha Lewis  July 4th has just been celebrated. The rockets red glared and the bombs bursted in air…reminding one and all to honor the men and women who have and still bravely fight to keep our freedom intact. Of course, with all careers – including military – there […]

Bonnie Holmes-Gen: On Pollution and Air Quality in America

Bonnie Holmes-Gen: On Pollution and Air Quality in America Bonnie Holmes-Gen is the Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy at the American Lung Association in California (ALAC). At the ALA, Ms. Holmes-Gen is responsible for advocating the public policy concerns of ALAC before the California Legislature and state agencies such as the California Air Resources […]