Friday, September 19, 2014
  • We need leaders, not complainers and button pushers.

  • Freedom means nothing if it does not mean the freedom to do what other people don't like.


  • “It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it....”

  • “It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it....”

  • Then she’d have to do what she should do now: Go to the proper department during the week and do your research.

Essays and Opinions

Two meetings — very different

Fireworks 081

Sep 11 Mesa Water honors Safety Services and Military Thursday evening Mesa Water honored our police and fire departments as representatives of those who served at the Twin Towers’ bombing on this date in 2001. They also honored the Freedom Committee as representatives of the soldiers who serve and die so that we may have the freedom and opportunity to ... Read More »

Incompetents don’t understand

Domesticated 181

Sep 12 Those who hold their opinions as gospel are probably stupid Ultracrepidarianism is the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge. “The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in unskilled individuals (who are) suffering from illusory superiority. Illusory superiority causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others. It ... Read More »

Functional choices

Cat around corner

Sep 10  Performance trumps gender and affiliation “You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.” – John Knox  A Daily Pilot letter writer is highly-critical of appointments made to the City’s Charter Committee. (Letter) * When we make appointments in our businesses we choose those who have shown us their work ethic and ability, and sometimes those we know only ... Read More »

Bits and pieces.


Sep 5 Wrong side of the fence and other surprises It’s been an interesting week politically. During the Fairview Park Committee meeting a liberal politician espoused a conservative viewpoint, our neighbors learned that their homeless don’t want shelters and a local candidate who promised to run a clean campaign tried to reverse an opponent’s endorsement while applying for both liberal and ... Read More »

End-of-Month fiction

Mother and Baby Elephant

31 August Pure Fiction “Leilani, this house is beautiful. The flagstone patio, the oak trees, the ocean view. It must be the showpiece of the town. Did you buy it after you lost in that that vicious election?” “In a manner of speaking, I guess. Actually, that blogger guy and some of his followers bought it for me after I ... Read More »