Friday, April 25, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
First, I want to apologize for my last post, in forgetting to put a title. Obviously, I'm still new at this. But as in life, one must... ENDEAVOUR to PERSEVERE!! So onward, we go. :-)
Talk about 'persevering', there are a lot of sad people in the 'Pass these days, because of the Centre issue. I've been sad, too! For the past two weeks, I've had vehicle problems and furnace problems, that have driven me absolutely nuts!! Ask my wife? She'll tell ya! :-) If it weren't, as has been said in the past, "... if not for, the kindness of strangers...". In my case, they weren't strangers but 'friends', who rode to my rescue to bail me out of my cycle of 'doom and despair'. Boy, can I lay it on or what! :-) Seriously, we are blessed to live in a small community where everyone thinks of the other as a friend, or neighbour, and acts accordingly. You don't find that in the big city. I know, I've been there... it's a jungle and they're all animals! :-) LOL!! I barely got out alive... :-)
Back to the Centre. You know, when life gives you lemons... make lemonade! (a philosophy of life that should be practiced more frequently by all, but unfortunately is not.)
Look at it this way, 'finally', we as a community have an opportunity to spread our wings and fly... we can create a 'brand new' Community Centre, right where the old one sits now. Ya! By tearing down the older part, and adding on to the newer section.This is what could be done... This is what should be done... This is what will be done!! Or, we'll fire those bums at city hall. :-) I 'enjoy' being on the other side of the council table. :-) LOL!!!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Several years ago, being disillusioned and fed up with the rat race of big city living, and with the constant pursuit of money (that’s why they call it MONEY), I made up my mind and said, ‘the hell with it!” I basically dropped out and pursued my own personal pursuits, which were in the arena of books dealing in subject matters of philosophy, spirituality and politics.
Alas, I have now come full circle, feeling rejuvenated and revitalized. (see, this is what launching a Real Estate career does for ya.) :-)
Now, to change the subject somewhat. I picked up this week’s Herald and was floored at the venom that ‘oozed’ out of Gail with respect to Dean, and especially Choppy. Having been the victim of Gail’s fury in the past, on numerous occasions, and therefore, somewhat accustomed to her tirades and methods, I was nevertheless ‘shocked’ at her assault on Choppy. :-( I think she was way totally off base and should apologize. Which, I’m sure she will do once she reads this. :-)
Now, with respect to her and Dean. You know, you just got to love Gail at times. Where else can you find a publisher of a newspaper who writes a column on page 3, attacking someone’s letter to the editor on page 7, that people haven’t even had a chance to read yet!? Most papers wait until the following week to do that. But not Gail… NO PATIENCE. - LOL!!!
Anyhow, I see the subject of most of this hostility is in regard to ‘the Centre’. AGAIN! Having led the fight almost 10 years ago, with my now famous (infamous) speech… we cannot allow "passion to overrule logic and reason"… my position has not changed. Something has to be done with the Centre. Doing nothing, just won’t do, and is not acceptable to most of the people I talk to. The Centre is like a patient with a poisonous infection, when left to fester, weakens and ultimately kills the patient… or in our case, the community.
No doctor or right thinking person would do nothing.
Leaving it up to the next generation to be burdened and indebted with that responsibility, is not what I want to see as a legacy from my generation, for this community.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Being poor is better than living in luxury and serving the rich. Do not stand at the door of a rich man asking for favours if you hope to lead a good life. - INDIAN PROVERB
The above quote pretty much sums up my attitude and philosophy on life. I believe everyone of us has a duty and obligation to leave this world (at least our little part of it) a better place than we found it, but human nature being what it is, makes this a tough job that most people avoid with a passion. It is not easy to stand up for what you believe in and be counted, and most of the time it is far from being rewarding.