United We Stand – Divided We Fall

  The disjunctive Facebook rantings I’ve read this week between what are apparently rival support groups involved in improving the quality of life in San Pedro serve no useful purpose. Serving food to the homeless in a park is now a bad thing? Were there permits issued for the function; probably not.  Did the organizers…

Re-Engineering Policing

Bob Dylan wrote The Times They Are a-Changin’ back in 1964 and the inevitable trend still continues today. Fast-forward to the troubling times of 2015 and community policing policies are being quickly revised to meet the new and more dangerous threat of domestic and international terrorism. Entire police departments like the 34,000 uniformed men and…

The Great Social Divide

Facebook seemed like a good idea when it started back in 2004; but I’m not so sure anymore. I can’t imagine that Zukerberg ever dreamed his software application would create such a stir with its lengthy tentacles reaching the world’s corners and consumers far and wide. Who could have foreseen the power social media would…

A Generation Lost

I don’t know when we lost America, but we did. Maybe it was the 70’s. Back in the 60’s there was still a real zeal and a passionate burning feeling about America by Americans for America.  We were still proud and were willing to stand up against unjust wars and corporate greed.  Many felt so…

The Me Generation Meets Facebook

Me, me, me, it’s all about me… Facebook – it may be social media, but it is most certainly devoid of any social graces. What started out in 2004 as an experiment in social networking has by today created 1.2 billion over-sharers in what has now become the age of over-sharing. Today, at least one out…

San Pedro – The New Wild West

San Pedro, California – It’s most certain that recent decisions by our lawmakers have resulted in making law enforcement more difficult and uncertain in today’s world. Unless we can reverse the present trend toward lawlessness, disorder, and uncertain justice, we run the risk of losing all respect for the law and law enforcement officers. The watering…

Gone to the Ducks!

Now I’ve had animals roam my backyard wall for many years but today’s entry was a real surprise. We’ve seen possums, skunks, raccoons and more out there but yesterday a beautiful teal headed mallard flew in. We watched him walk up and down the wall for quite a while from inside the house.  After a…

House Hunters Renovation on HGTV

San Pedro’s own Keller Williams LA Harbor Realtor, Catherine Bennison was recently featured on the popular HGTV series House Hunters Renovation, as she deftly leads a young couple through the purchase and remodel of their first home in the South Shores area of San Pedro, CA.   From HGTV.com   “In the episode entitled ‘A Shabby…

Christmas: Past, Present & Future

When President Obama was pressed by Barbara Walters in a November 22nd interview about the failed roll-out of Obamacare and his legacy, he responded by saying “the good thing about when you’re down is that usually you got nowhere to go but up.” His response begs the question, where do Americans go when they’re down? What…

Affordable Boat Act

AtHomeSense.com Guest Contributor – The U.S. government has just passed a new law called: “The affordable boat act” declaring that every citizen MUST purchase a new boat, by April 2014. The online Affordable Boat Exchange (ABE) website has been set up for all to register for a boat at their convenience. We have hired the…

How the Mower Saved Detroit

Forget complex business plans, a political overhaul or massive infrastructure projects. Maybe what will help save the crumbling city of Detroit is a rotating set of mower blades. Detroit has been on the decline, financially and population-wise, for many years for lots of reasons, not the least of which is the troubled auto industry. With…

Home Values Likely to Decline When QE3 Ends

Sales of previously occupied homes have hit their second-highest peak of the last three years, reports Reuters. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, certain that the economy is improving, has now proposed bringing the current round of quantitative easing, or QE3, to a close. Every month since last September, the Fed has purchased $85 billion in mortgage-backed…

Christopher Dorner – One Angry Man

Former LAPD officer and Navy reservist Christopher Dorner born June 4, 1979 in New York state has obviously reached his limit. What’s telling about the series of attacks in Southern California over the past week that left three people dead is the back story which psychologists say may go all the way to his childhood.…

The Fiscal Cliff

What’s the problem? Are we Democrats and Republicans or Americans? Congress needs to get off their collective asses… The infamous Rodney King in his first interview after his beating by over-zealous LAPD officers said “Can’t we all just get along?” While not the smartest guy in the world, he had wisdom that we all should live…

Dancing With Derivatives ‘Pas De Deux’

The newly coined phrase, from Maureen Dowd of the New York Times comes from the latest two-step by Jamie Dimon, CEO at JPMorgan, where he managed to orchestrate Wall Street’s latest big bank debacle.  He’ll soon be “Dancing with the Stars” in front of congress explaining his mis-adventure that created a $2 Billion trading loss, which could exceed $3 Billion when the dust settles, from a credit-default…

Over the Top

First, I’m not a prude. Growing up in the ’50s and ’60s I got to see my share of
 Hugh Hefner‘s 
Playboy magazines and later on 
Bob Guccione‘s even racier 
Penthouse. Even with my vast experience reading “men’s” magazines I find myself uncomfortable today as I look down on my coffee table and see a newly…