1. When I moved from Georgia back to California, after 24 years of economic exile, many folks back there questioned why I would want to go back to LA-LA land, broken hippies, and a failed state. California has a great base of attraction with all of its natural wonders, its ethnic diversity, and dynamic economic engine. Its great to be back as the state pulls itself on the road back to the greatness it once had. Other than its strong DNA and talent, Jerry Brown as Governor is doing what he does best - govern well without fanfare:
2. The Tea Party. Here is a nice little analysis based on an Aesop Fable:
3. An inner-city kid from Jefferson High, in South Los Angeles, struggles against 9000-to 1 odds, and is successful in getting accepted to UC Berkeley, where he promptly struggles to avoid flunking out. What does this tell us about his high school education, the abrupt change in social environment, and the agonizing disparities bred by the widening canyons of economic wealth and its impact on education?:
The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree.
-- Spike Milligan