About

BlueKennel is the official blog of Howard Ahmanson.

Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr.

Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. is the founder of Fieldstead and Company. Born in Los Angeles in 1950, Ahmanson is a graduate of Occidental College in that city and holds a masters degree in linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Ahmanson is a member of the board of the John M. Perkins Foundation in Jackson, Mississippi, and the advisory board of the Christian Community Development Association. A frequent writer on public policy issues, Ahmanson has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Philanthropy, and Religion and Liberty among others.

Recent projects include a four-year series of conferences on holistic development co-sponsored with Food for the Hungry International, held in Thailand, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, and the Philippines; support for Watts Christian School, an inner city school in Los Angeles, California; and an international photo exhibit and book on the victims of war in Nagarno-Karabagh. Current projects include support for music education for elementary students in public schools in Orange County, California; sponsorship of “Caravaggio: The Final Years,” an exhibition at the National Gallery in London and funding for the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, twenty-eight volumes of patristic commentary on the Bible to be published in eight languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, and Mandarin Chinese.

Ahmanson, who lives with his wife Roberta in Orange County, California, is interested in linguistics, history, and geography. He has a profound interest in mass transit, and enjoys driving his hybrid car.

A Note From Howard:

I am somewhat polymathic and interested in a number of different things.  If your interest is particularly in politics, or urban affairs, or whatever, please click on that category, and only those posts on that subject will come up.  Also, I am not Matt Drudge.  If you want a daily commentary on all the news as it is happening right now, I suggest you go to his website, not this one.  That’s not what BlueKennel is.