I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
The truth is out. I am simply lazy. To wit: I have neglected this blog since before the election.
It is not because I had nothing to say, rather I just could not get up the motivation to sit down and write out my thoughts.
Lazy indeed! Compounding that, I have been on vacation in Hawaii for the last week and, of course I am operating on" Hawaii time." Good friends, balmy temperatures, and a new copy of Explore Kaua'i on the lanai table haven't helped the situation. There are more than enough things to do - if only there were enough time and if I could get up off my duff.
Today I'm turning this page over to a guest blogger: Meg Wickesberg
A few hours ago I finished reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. It was to be a vacation-read, if there is such a word...and let me explain that we are on vacation in sweetly lush and beautiful Hawaii, on the "Garden Island" of Kaua'i. In this idyllic setting it was difficult for me to picture the harsh, ruined areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan where this story takes place.
Here we go again! The same old routine.
Somehow, this year is shaping up to be a little easier than it has been in the past.
It seems easier now because my kids have all grown up, and they have been merrily sent off on their way to sail the seas of life.
Because of such things, the holidays are a lot easier now for many of us old folks. The obligations of entertaining relatives at family parties has now been shifted to the younger set.