Change Is Gonna Come

This week we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King and with his memory as a backdrop I’m reminded of what in 1963 recording artist Sam Cooke wrote in response to the rising tide of a nation tired of racial inequality, “It’s been a long, long time coming, but I know… change is gonna come.”  His words

Buyers Are Like Employers

One of my best friends has been out of work for nearly 3 years.  He’s a controller type, book keeper maybe, for the construction industry.  He’s either over qualified because employers think he will seek greener pastures as soon as a better opportunity comes along, so they don’t hire him or he’s under qualified –

Proposition 13

My parents closed on their home in Walnut Creek, California in August of 1966.  For 13 years they saw their home reassessed every year as California property values steadily increased.  In 1978 Howard Jarvis led California in what was characterized as the “tax revolt”.   The idea was that retired Californians facing an ever rising property