Book Review The King of California
Mark Arax and Rick Watzerman wrote the story of a family of means originating from the antebellum period in Georgia, though they claim to have roots in fifteenth century Scottish Royalty, who came to California with the bold patriarch Lieutenant Colonel J.G. Boswell. The book is titled The King of California, J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire. It follows much of the family, with anecdotes from family and friends, primary sources, moments with J.G Boswell’s nephew and heir to the empire Jim Boswell, and a narrative like structure following J.G. Boswell’s life after being discharged from the army. The book tells readers how the Boswell family became one of the countries largest land holders, and the biggest in California. At 200,000 acres they are masters of the central valley landscape. The book raises many questions on how these cotton barons, and the cotton crop in general has affected the environment in California, and the treatment of ethnic labor in California.
California Coastal Access Law
California Coastal Access Law History of Coastal Access in California. The current rules in California are such that with the exception of a few military bases and natural geographical barriers, a person should be able to walk up and down the California Coast line, on west sand, completely unmolested. If the tide rose to its high mark the individual would have to wade or swim until the tide subsided. This is because in California, people have the right to access the coastlines for the purpose of recreation.
How to care for Tiger Barbs Aggressive Fish
Tiger Barbs are wonderful aquarium fish, having tiger barbs in the fish tank can add lots of color and activity. Tiger Barbs come in several different color types, including glow fish, and are popular aquarium fish as they don’t grow to be very large. Still properly caring for your tiger barbs is easy as long as you provide them with a safe environment.
The Gin Diaries #2
This piece originally ran in the Long Beach State Union Weekly in the fall of 2016, and is authored and owned by me. I’ve been in Coventry for two days. On this, the morning of my second full day in England I’d say I have three feelings about it. The first being cold; the second being hung-over; the third being my girl being hung-over and grouchy beside me.
My First Encounter with the LB Union Weekly
This was originally published in the Long Beach Union Weekly in 2015 I was on my usual Friday afternoon walk from the dorms to 7-11 to get scratchers and starbursts (as you can see I am a man of vice), and on my way I grab a Union Weekly to read as I walk. Within the classifieds I encounter this advertisement:
Powers of the Modern Monarchies of Europe
The Monarchies of Europe Western Civilization and culture is connected in its belief of liberal democracy. Human rights and democratic processes are central tenants of many European institutions. European history can be characterized by the rule of divine right monarchs; yet, in present day Europe ten democratic nations still have monarchs claiming divine rule. John Locke on the founding fathers of liberal democracy said in his Two Treatises on Civil Government that the Divine Right of Kings was an illiberal idea. Only 19% of Swedish people are religious making it one of the least religious nations in the world ("Religion In Sweden"), yet they still retain a King anointed by the church. While the monarchies present today are constrained by constitutions they are still unelected leaders holding large amounts of legal power.
Analysis of Convergence, Interdependence, and Divergence by Kamal Derviş’
Kamal Derviş’ Essay in his essay “Convergence, interdependence, and divergence” presents three globalization trends. The convergence of global incomes per capita, the cyclical interdependence of countries, and the divergence of income distribution within nations. The trends suggest that while developing nations are catching up with developed nations, global income inequality is on the rise, and the interdependence of nations is cyclical meaning that while developing nations are growing faster than their developed counterparts, economic crisis in the developed world can be devastating to the developing world.
Racial Segregation in Los Angeles
Los Angeles life underwent major changes after the Second World War, it was pretty much the same for most citizens, races mingled very seldom on equal footing. Still the method of separating race, and the geography changed in a prominent manner. Racist laws that allowed for legal segregation were phased out. So now economic segregation ruled supreme, with detrimental effects to communities as identities were shaped, and minorities began to seek better lives. While white Los Angeles residents sought to maintain their status, and profit from it.