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Joan Bien

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Joan Bien

I am a writer with a passion for news. The only type of news that I will not write is when a disaster hits my own community, as happened with the Metrolink crash in 2008. That, and anything labeled "entertainment news" which is actually an oxymoron. I enjoy watching political shenanigans and then commenting on them. Of course, if I were paid more than the prevailing wage for writers, I could actually earn a living doing this, since I am writing fulltime and earning the equivalent of my allowance when I was 12. I am now and always have been opinionated, which makes me either a lot of fun to be around or completely annoying. I even annoy myself sometimes. I have a crush on Damien Lewis of "Homeland," and can't wait for the next season of "Southland" and "Men of a Certain Age." I never miss "The Good Wife" which is way too good for broadcast tv. I rarely go to the movies anymore because the popcorn costs more than my car and the movies have been, well, inadequate. And when I need to stop thinking, I play computer games. My favorite is Bubble Bugs.

Stories by Joan Bien

There is a condition that, although not serious enough to kill you, can pretty much take over your life. That’s what happened to me. My epic...
I have always been curious about things, and that can get me into trouble. Like back in first grade, we were sitting on the rug as the teacher...
The first question should be, why would a woman in her mid-40s even want to go to law school? I’m still not clear on that one. Next, why would...
I always love the beginning of the political primary season because, despite its warts and endless rants, it is like the first week of school...