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margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Aug.03.2013
When I was a child, we had a mind game we played repeatedly, always with the same results. The question? Would you rather be a live coward or a dead hero?  The reality of life had not yet reached us as we always pronounced proudly and with a smug face, A Dead Hero. I doubt that many of my...
shaun-d-landry's picture
Feb.09.2013
To America: Subject: Last Resort sound like the soon to be made (pulled right from the paper) movie directed by  Bobcat Goldwait as lets face it: If you add a child accomplish with him and you are very well near close to Joel Murray's character in God Bless America.  A man who has given...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Dec.29.2012
My husband and I just returned from a week’s vacation in the LA area to spend the holidays with our four children. It was a fun filled, exciting, and full of love kind of week. We spent a couple days with each of the four families (my husband, Tom hates this part: carrying luggage into the...
manny-pacheco's picture
Apr.12.2012
Christiane Candice Lange, a celebrity makeup artist, and beau to John Clark Gable (the son of the iconic actor), was found dead in her Malibu home. According to the coroner’s initial report, there is no indication of foul play. However, prescription medication may have led to a possible...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Nov.08.2010
Tammie, my second oldest daughter, called me today from The Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. She was there with a group of other parents who are in training to take exchange students, her third year of doing it. We were on the phone for more than an hour. I've never been to The Smithsonian...
sam-barry's picture
May.25.2010
This past weekend my daughter Laura and I took a trip to Southern California because we needed some quality dad-daughter car time. We also visited four universities Laura is considering attending. We had trouble getting around LA because several downtown streets were closed for the Amgen Tour of...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Oct.22.2009
The news this morning was not good.  (is it ever?) "Detectives searching for 7-year-old Somer Thompson say they believe they have found her body. "  How often do we turn on the news and hear stories like this?  Too often! 87 sex offenders lived within a five year radius of her. The...
ellen-r-sheeley's picture
Mar.05.2009
Heather Catherine Hogan's recent blog post (http://www.redroom.com/blog/heather-catherine-hogan/why-do-women-go-back) questioning why victims of domestic violence so often return to their perpetrators has had me Googling for answers. In so doing, I stumbled upon CNN's Web site.  That news...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Oct.08.2008
On the surface, checking the immigration status of anyone a police officer questions sounds like a sensible policy. But Los Angeles Police Department Chief William J. Bratton does not agree. Chief Bratton strongly supports the LAPD’s Special Order 40 – a policy in place since 1979 that prohibits...