Thursday, June 30, 2005
Granted the local government must have a well planned plan for economic development, and it must be to the public good. I wonder how quickly a plan could be developed? A few generous campaign contributions might surely speed the process.
Carried to its ridiculous extreme (something humans are pretty good at) trhe case could be made that a local government must require that all property be used in the way that generates the most tax revenue.
Goodbye home, hello automall. Yeah, that is the absurd extension. I hope we get a little sense back in the court soon.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
My current knitting projects are shawls with lace. One is a finer gauge navy blue circular one. It has bands of Celtic knot and key designs. There are a few free charts for these patterns on my web site. The second is a Faroese style with lace in the center panel.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
I look at the night sky and wonder what's out there. Many stars, maybe planets like our own Earth. Or not. In my mind's ear I hear a voice, my son when he was about 8, "Mom, we're going to the creek to explore."
"Be careful, son. Want to take some cookies with you?"
"Sure, thanks Mom. See you later." I know what's at the creek, the dangers, but I have to let him go. He knows what to watch and listen for. He knows to sniff for fire, listen for the rattle of the snake, he watches for danger. I hope I have taught him well.
Several of you who are trying to go Out There are very dear to me. I see in you the explorer that is in my son. You have That Look in your eyes when you talk about the stars and rockets. I don't know all the dangers out there, I cannot know, I cannot teach you. "Stay here! Be safe! You could get hurt! You could get killed!" are the words I want to scream because I care. Instead I say "Be careful, Friends. Want to take some cookies with you?"
Be Safe, Dear Friends