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Save Chino or save government?
Ahoy, fellow Chino Valley mainlanders. Since I wrote last, Captain Marley's crew has increased in size again. A new Assistant Public Works Director.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

England on both sides of the pond?
We could all be speaking with a British accent today. If some of today's political thinking had been in place during the Revolutionary War, we'd be munching crumpets and sipping afternoon tea on a daily basis in this country.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

You are a chapter in your family's history
If you had a video of your great grandfather or grandmother talking about their lives, even if they only talked about the most mundane details of their everyday experience, would you watch it?
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Column: Conflicts sinking town
Does anyone else remember Mayor Marley's boat parked along Highway 89 during his campaign? It had a sign that read "Keep Chino Afloat"?
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

One Man's Rant column: Government could learn from sports
In sports the bottom line is, "Do you win or do you lose?" It's axiomatic to state that the team demonstrating excellence on and off the field usually takes the trophies.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Talk of the Town: Conflicts sinking Chino
Does anyone else remember Mayor Marley's boat parked along Highway 89 during his campaign? It had a sign that read "Keep Chino Afloat"? Well, here's a politician who kept his promise!
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Commentary - Hail to fried pig parts
Many will tell you that our great nation was made possible by individual freedom, hard work and self-accountability.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Commentary - One Man's Rant
Chino Valley is a small area on the map, but it looms large in its magnitude of community.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Commentary: Helping young kids beat the holiday blues
The holidays are crowded with activity and excitement, which all can be fun for young children, but could result in some behavior changes.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

One Man's Rant - History makes a lot of scents
I've always found it difficult to carve out quiet, reflective moments. Life is frequently...too lively!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shuffle off to Sorryville
It happened yet again. In fact, it's happened so consistently over the years, that I'm, at last, forced to stand up and make my voice heard - even if my cries of woe don't carry beyond the backyard fence.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The horror of the horoscope
When is the last time you checked your horoscope? Did you believe what it said? Human nature being what it is, experts say we're more likely to believe our horoscopes if they're positive.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Miller's Musings: Show of hands. Who's royalty?
Entitlement. I hear this word a lot. It used to be a rare expression. Entitled folks were royal folks and their guaranteed access to rewards, benefits and exemptions from normal life came from a high-born status. It was granted by lowly serfs who recognized the throne of power.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Miller's Musings: The skill of listening
When I was studying art in college, a great deal of emphasis was put on training one's eye to see how an object, animal, or person was composed. This actually does take training, because humans have a tendency to view the world in a quick shorthand, making lots of assumptions about our environment.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Miller's Musings: Our computer age
I have born witness to hundreds of people utilizing computers on a daily basis. I think it is doing something to our society, and not necessarily expedient or beneficial. This unique machine can actually drive human emotions from exuberance to anguish, cause irrational rage, depressive frustration, and it is apparently addictive if only psychologically addictive. What does that remind one of?
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Miller's Musings: Lessons in church
As a boy, I was made to attend church at least once a week. As I grew older, it became three times a week. I learned all the Gospel stories, and the Old Testament sagas from ancient and bent, but usually happy teachers using flannel boards.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Miller's Musings: We fickle folk
I work with the public every day. I mean I work directly with the public... lots of them, and sometimes for nine hours straight. One continuous phrase I hear is "big government" and it is always referred to in negative terms.I guess I am easily confused, because it seems to me that whereas no one seems to want big government, the government is always blamed if something dire happens.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Miller's Musings: Mysterious money
Money has a strange power. I don't mean this in the lusty sense of greed and avarice. I mean it seems to actually effect the way we think about what we as humans do when money is involved.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Miller's Musings: Ancient keys to success
The Indus Valley People had it figured. Thousands of years ago several major groups of people migrated into the same lush area of India and all wanted to live there. It was gorgeous place with plenty of farmland, water and space to spread out.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Miller's Musings: Bitter litter
I recently volunteered to help set up and take down the apparatus and gear for a major outdoor social event. It took an entire day to assemble, and an entire day to dismantle.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Miller's Musings: Reading music
The language of music written on the page is mathematical, and therefore precise. Specific notes are inscribed to produce specific tones and audio frequencies. Annotations express loudness, softness, swiftness, choppiness, smoothness or raggedness.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Souls need work-out, same as body & brain
Muscle and bone need to be stressed regularly in order to stay healthy and grow. Science now tells us that our brains also need regular exercise in order to stay strong and vital. It follows then, at least to me, that our souls are in danger of atrophying if not given a regular work-out.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Miller's Musings: It's how much?
In the old days, if people failed to comprehend the need to put aside enough food and sustenance for themselves and their livestock for the winter, everyone and everything died. If a company,spends more than it makes and borrows more than it can pay, it, too, dies. Governments with continual trade deficit and increasing debt also perish.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Miller's Musings: High 'ick' factor
There is a huge sickness fear factor in the world today. The public is actually demanding hand sanitizer stations in any public place. My question is, "why should a public building or privately owned business be responsible for the publics' phobic microbial safety?"
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Miller's Musings: Something fishy
"Give a man a fish and he eats for the day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime." Lao Tzu. This seemingly timeless Chinese proverb has seen its day. To teach a man anything in modern-day America takes patience. No one has that kind of patience anymore, especially if they are hungry. "Give me the dang fish... now!" is more like it. So. Let's go with that.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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