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Fun times with the SmileLady

Debra Johnson is a force of nature! This outgoing, confident woman is also known as the SmileLady. As such, she hosts a weekly cable TV show on Channel 56 (Pasadena Community Network) called “SMILE” that encourages Support, Motivation, Investing, Love and...

Design for the other 90%

Doesn’t that sound like a Target ad? It isn’t. I’m talking about design for the rest of the world, for the people that in their wildest dreams wouldn’t even be able to afford Target. Today’s NYTimes reports in “Design That Solves...

"Very nice?"

Oh my! Now when I say, “Very nice!” my kids’ friends think I’m quoting Borat. I haven’t even seen that movie! I just think some things are very nice. Then again, perhaps my son’s frequent usage of the phrase has rubbed off on me. He...

Saddleback Sunday

As a member of a moderate, mid-size Presbyterian church, I’ve always wondered what a “mega church” would be like. So when we had time before yesterday’s baseball tournament game, I took my son to visit Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. For...