Make sure you take time to recharge

“Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us,” - Maya Angelou It is easy to get caught up in all the things that are going on in our lives and forget to take care of our own basic needs.  The past m [..]

“American Wee-Pie” proves a second chance can happen when least expected

Most people who change career paths make that choice due to being let go from a job or being offered a new challenge that seems to be something more rewarding.  But what about those who walk away from a successful career, from a job with a great [..]

Interest rates continue to remain low

One of the surprises thus far in 2014 is that interest rates have continued to remain near record low levels.  At the end of 2013 longer term rates were starting to rise.  The expectation at that time was that rates would continue a gradual [..]

“Lifeboat” recounts true story of courage, survival and enduring friendship

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents Catherine Wheels Theatre Company of Scotland’s production of “Lifeboat” by Nicola McCartney, directed by the group’s founder and artistic director Gill Robertson. Th [..]

Happy birthday to you

I’m a little confused. I “celebrated” another birthday last week and for some reason it didn’t make me happy. After all, it wasn’t the opening day of football or Publishers Clearing House knocking on my door with one of [..]

Home warranties offer buyer peace of mind

Dear Michael: Our home is in escrow and the buyers have asked us to pay for a home warranty. Is this customary? Answer: Home warranties offer you protection for one year against potential costly problems, such as unexpected repairs on appliances o [..]

Remembering some historical women

Before Women’s History Month comes to a close, let’s remember that Culver City has benefitted from numerous strong women, who have contributed to local history.   Looking back, there is documentation of Culver City’s first [..]

Everyone is worthy of support

“Don’t let the muggles get you down.” - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban My job as the Inclusion Specialist requires me to maintain an open mind about what is possible and what is valuable.  People come [..]

Avoiding overconfidence when investing

Even though the market averages through last Friday were little changed for this year, we have had a very strong stock market in recent years. Given that most investors have likely made significant money over this time period, many individuals are pr [..]

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