Terry Miller

Terry Miller July 11, 2019

Give us your tired… By Terry Miller In the over-the-top $1.7m Trump celebration of freedom in Washington last week, the very thing we cherish most is that which citizens of oppressed nations so desperately seek. It wasn’t so long ago when the poem on the Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus’s 1883 sonnet “The New Colossus” […]

Terry Miller June 20, 2019

By Terry Miller If you’ve noticed, it’s a bit warmer and summer is certainly here. Many of our wildlife friends are seeking water, food and perhaps a cool splash in your pool or pond. For the most part, they are not a threat to humans—unless provoked. Bear sightings near the foothills always increase in summer […]

Terry Miller June 13, 2019

By Terry Miller Just when is fire season in California? The experts will tell you that fire season’s now a year-round threat, at least in California. Firefighters put their lives on the line to save ours on a daily basis. When fires start, our first responder firefighters are always ready to fight Mother Nature’s wrath […]

Terry Miller June 6, 2019

Context of communications like emotions and nonverbal cues are often neglected By Terry Miller Thousands of years ago, human beings communicated exclusively through spoken languages. Communities were small and nomadic. Gradually, people developed writing skills, creating a more permanent form of communication. As a result, folklore and oral tradition transitioned into literature. The invention of […]

Terry Miller May 30, 2019

By Terry Miller As we celebrate those who graduate this year, we are flummoxed by the out of control—the ridiculous—cost of higher education, or any education for that matter. Last week beaming graduates at Moorhouse college were shocked when Robert Smith, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, announced his family was setting up a grant to wipe out […]

Terry Miller May 16, 2019

15 violent school shootings have been recorded this year By Terry Miller Last week in Denver, a few miles away from Columbine High, yet another mass shooting took place at a STEM school. One student died trying to save his fellow students and eight others seriously injured. The police responded very quickly to the numerous […]

Terry Miller April 25, 2019

Food for thought By Terry Miller You may have heard of the latest trend in food: ‘plant based.’ But do any of us really know what it is and how the food industry is initiating a meat mutiny, if you will. “Beef: It’s what’s for dinner” the late legendary actor Robert Mitchum proclaimed in 1993  […]

Terry Miller April 18, 2019

Are we suffering from ‘TMINO’ (too much info news overload)? By Terry Miller Five things are certain in life: birth, death, change, social media and of course email. Each day, I’m knackered beyond understanding after examining hundreds of news websites, Facebook alerts and good old fashioned emails – it’s only 9:30 in the morning.  I’ve […]