Tuesday, September 23, 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

A couple of views of leadership

Wild 178

Sep 19 Leadership then and now A columnist says, A Leader’s Responsibility There is no harm in choosing not to lead, leadership is not for everyone. The harm comes from accepting the challenge of leadership without the commitment to accept the responsibility of a leader as well. Sometimes people actually tell me the person they hired is an idiot. I ... Read More »

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 »