Enjoying our bounty

This region plays a big part in making California the nation’s leading agricultural state. Locally grown crops that include avocados, citrus, strawberries, grapes and cut flowers have put San Diego in the top tier of the nation’s agricultural counties. According to the San Diego County Farm Bureau, San Diego is the 19th largest farm economy out of more than 3,000 […]

The Common Good: Transportation for a New Age


Supervisor Jim Desmond is out of touch with the scope and complexity of our climate and housing issues.  While he is out there peddling the need for more roads or more space on existing roads, he ignores the common good and basic human factor engineering.  We need bold leadership to take on the crisis of our lifetime, not sad, regressive […]

A transit transportation plan that moves us to the future

The San Diego Association of Governments, the region’s top transportation planning agency, unveiled an unprecedented multi-billion dollar proposal to add hundreds of miles of high-speed transit lines throughout San Diego County, including inland North County.  According to Hasan Ikhrata, SANDAG’s executive director, many of the envisioned transit lines would run parallel to congested highways, providing traffic relief along key commuter […]

Small business is vital

Small Business drives our local and state economies, a fact recognized by Governor Newsom last week when he issued a proclamation declaring May 2019 Small Business Month in California. California’s small businesses employ over 7 million people, and most have less than 100 employees. According to recent studies, small businesses make up over 95% of all businesses in this region, […]

Let’s honor – and help – our veterans

May is National Military Appreciation Month, and includes several national observances honoring our veterans and their families. These include Victory in Europe (VE) Day on May 8, Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 10, Armed Forces Day on May 18 and Memorial Day on May 27. But supporting our veterans involves more than holidays or national commemorations. This session I […]

The Ptolemaic system

When the visible world is not satisfactory, we will create an invisible one that is.  Let’s take a quick trip back to high school history class. From the first moment human eyes gazed up in wonder at the cosmos, we made an understandable assumption: that the Earth was the center of it all. In the second century A.D., Hellenistic astronomer […]

A Street is not a home


Homelessness is a condition.  It is not someone else’s problem.  It is not even complex, although there are many causes of being homeless.  It is a solvable problem but requires the vigilance of a soldier, the empathy of a nurse, the resolve of a leader and the involvement of all to solve.   WeAllCount is led by the San Diego […]



Last Monday President Trump awarded Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  I wrote this piece two years ago, just as many in the golf media were wondering if Tiger would ever recover his game, his public image and his confidence. I think it puts Tiger’s amazing Spiritual Journey in perspective… To Find Tiger, Look Inside August 2017 Among golfers, […]

SANDAG sandbags North County roads

As the fictional character Howard Beale said in his famous rant in the 1976 film “Network,” “All I know is that first, you’ve got to get mad.” If the following doesn’t get you mad, then you may be benumbed to the point where there’s nothing that will annoy you except for Trump’s latest trespasses. In light of the fact that […]

As the dinosaurs passed away, so will the dinosaur museum


It’s a very sad thing to lose a precious educational resource like the Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology, which announced this week that it would be closing at the end of June. It was only open on Grand Avenue for about four years, but it’s a pretty good bet that once it’s gone it will be missed for […]

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