Feel the Fear and Live Life Anyway
November 2, 2001
"Feel the fear and live life anyway." That was the topic of a recent
sermon I heard, and it makes sense to me. But nobody says it is easy.
The fear in us ranges from panic to "Walking across the street is
dangerous. At least look both ways."
So, feeling somewhere in between, I have been reading the back pages of
the papers the past couple of weeks looking for ordinary stuff and
leaving the scary headlines to somebody else.
Have you mailed in your ballot yet? I am sure it was safe to open it,
and vital to return it. Whatever is happening in the world, we have to
maintain our right to vote. There are several issues and a School
Board election this year. My only comment (public) is that I tend to
vote an automatic Yes to anything which would give the county some
wiggling room from the restrictions of the Tabor amendment. There is
still time to get your ballot in, so Vote.
Have you seen the $64,654 rock pile in front of the City Hall,
officially called the Cornerstones of Law and Liberty Plaza? It is
amazing what people will do to evade the spirit of the Constitution. I
stopped to look at it one day , and found that we citizens are not
considered smart enough to understand it. Not only are portions of
several documents engraved on the stones, but there is another tablet
for each one explaining it -- just in case you don't know what the
Declaration of Independence is.
If you want read these wonderful documents in their entirety and study
their background and understand how they helped create our great system
of government, if you want truly to understand the Cornerstones of Law
and Liberty, visit your local library.
I never thought these words would pass my computer keyboard, but
I have a kind word for Rush Limbaugh. I probably would not agree with
him if we were standing in a typhoon and he said it was raining. But I
do have the deepest sympathy for his loss of hearing, and wish him all
the very best -- physically speaking. With the new contract he just
signed he can afford to try all the new methods of treating hearing loss
and I hope he finds the right one very quickly. Good luck, Rush. How
could I drive to town without you yelling at me?
One interesting item of news showed up last week. We hear a lot of
criticism of our public schools, and are facing the election of two new
members to the School Board. As it always does, The League of Women
Voters scheduled a public meeting at which School Board candidates would
explain their positions. Nobody showed up except the candidates and the
League members. I hope they had coffee and a good visit.
The kids seem to be functioning pretty much as usual. I drove by
Lincoln Park one day and could hardly see the grass for the uniforms
and shiny instruments of High School bands. They were apparently going
through a final practice for the Band Competition that afternoon. They
were obviously having a good time and they sounded great.
The local football teams are out in full force and all the other
athletic programs are doing well. And just to maintain his
generational status, a Denver teenager has filed suit asking the
District Court to throw out the city curfew, requiring juveniles to be
off the streets by 11 on school nights and midnight on Friday and
Saturday nights. Poor kid. He doesn't have enough home work.
The World Series is on, and as of this writing, the Yankees are sorry
they had to travel to the wild west. The Phoenix Diamondbacks won the
first two games. Go Diamondbacks. And my died-in-the-wool Bronco fan
is happy this week. Life goes on.
Eureka! We're about to get jet air service to Denver -- at least one
flight each way. There is very to laugh about in flying today, but I
did read that several women have been held up at the gates because they
were were wearing underwire bras. Ah, this modern world!
"Feel the fear and live life anyway." We don't have much choice.