Thursday, August 18, 2005


I keep hearing about the rising gas prices. Along with that is the rising cost of homes, cars, food, clothes, vacations, all of the necessities of life and most of the luxuries. I wondeer where it will all end up.
Now we are hearing of the takeover and reduction of pension plans, which we know is nothing but corruption. The heads of corporations are going to steal the pension funds, that has been known for some time, but we as average Americans have no alternative but to go along with it.
Or do we, write to your congressperson and tell him or her how you feel. Tell them the government should at least try to do something about all of the unfair things going on in the country.
He will listen to you, and if you go high enough in large enough numbers you will get some results.
I am writing a letter today.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Drawing near

Tomorrow is the 13th of August, one month from the Primary Election. Those of us who are candidates for office have to feel the pressure. The lawn signs will begin to go out, knocking on doors will be an everyday thing, mailing, handing out brochures, business cards, and talking to people everywhere we go will be the order of the day.
Watch my websites and this blogsite for anything new, interesting or different.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Simple solutions

I probably was the same way, although I had a year on the Town Board before I had to run for election. I chuckle as I see the simple solutions that those who are running for a seat on a town board have for the problems in the town.
The problems of taxes and terrorism and highways and records management etc. are not simple. If they were things would be different. It takes a lot of thought, sweat, sleepless nights and just plain hard work to solve problems of the magnitude that are addressed by elected officials. Nothing is easy, especially public service.
I talked to my son one day about my love for electronics and how I enjoyed going to school and studying it. But when I had major responsibility on my shoulders and a breakdown at work, with a formen of the paper machine shouting at me to "get it fixed", it wasn't as much fun.
Public service is not a fun job either, the problems are big, and some times the options are few.
May the best person win.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Feeling guilty again

Here I am, feeling guilty again My son Duane is in Pa. on his way home from the Alaskan Cruise. He used his brothers computer to create his new blogsite. I urge the family to have a blogsite, and include it in with the rest of the family on my website, but I don't update my own enough. I know they are all busy, as I am. I will attempt to update mine every day from now on.
I have to remember I have 2 websites and 2 blog sites to update. Maybe I can stop feeling guilty then.
Right now I am going to the Corinth Fun Days, and have a BBQ dinner and watch the fireworks.
Have a good day. Duane welcome to the family blogsite group on the website.