Buying My Piece O’ Desert – U Can 2

Land, it is said, is in short supply. There’s only so much of it to go around. As the demand increases, the price is sure to go up. Unlike the housing market where we have seen major fluctuations over the last 25 years, undeveloped land just seems to go up. In Los Angeles County there are only two cities that are not fully developed. What this means is that these two cities still contain areas of land that are zoned agricultural and therefore cannot be developed (aside from a single family residence). It also means that this land is considerably less expensive than “developed” areas which are zoned residential, commercial, or industrial. Further, it means that if LA County is going to continue to grow and develop, it must develop these areas.


The White Queen (2013)

The White Queen was a television mini-series on Starz that dramatized The War of the Roses beginning with the marriage of Elizabeth to King Edward that touched off one of a series of civil wars for the crown of England in the last half of the 15th century. The tagline in the ads for the series was “Men go to battle, women wage war” indicating that the women were far more vicious and ruthless than the men.


Directv? The Genie Never Came Out of the Bottle

It began with a phone call and a desire for whole home DVR service. You see, I live with my wife, daughter, son-in-law, and 5 grandchildren. I’ll swear that there is a television on in my house 24/7 (or at least every waking hour). Everyone is always trying to record their tv shows and so not only does a dvr fill up quickly, but programs could only be watched from the set they were recorded on. Not only that, but the screaming, fighting grandkids made it difficult to hear the program being watched. The solution? The Genie whole home DVR system from Directv and an extra line into my garage/office. Or so I thought.