Did you hear that Harmony was sold?

Who would believe you could buy Harmony

If I had known

I would have begged, borrowed and stolen

To purchase that pearl of great price

Imagine, a bucolic hamlet

Surrounded by rolling emerald hills

Conciliating Pacific breezes

No discord, hostility or strife allowed

If Harmony were mine

I’d invite the Taliban

Isis, Boko Haram

Hammas, Zionists

Even the Tea Party

Just to give them a break

From their obsession

With sowing seeds of fear and hatred

Maybe they’d harvest tranquility in Harmony

And take some plantings of peace back home

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Experiencing Life in Deportation Nation

An interview with sociologist and author Greg Prieto.

Body of Los Angeles Firefighter Found in Montecito Mountains

Captain Wayne Habell had been reported missing on August 13.

Natural Disaster Federal Loan Update

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers low rates.

Laura’s Law Program Praised by County 

The Assisted Outpatient Treatment program tackles serious mental-health issues.

Front Fire: “It’s done.”

Containment helped by persistent marine layer on Monday.