Three Simple Questions
Over the years I’ve had a few chats with assorted Council Members and Mayors. The chats are sometimes funny, sometimes instructive, and sometimes fruitless. But they’re always valuable. This JUG, and these questions are an offshoot of some of those discussions.
Personally, I don’t like to have my life happen to me, without input from me.
Imagine a Jordan where your children must get their drinking, cooking and bathing water from an alternative source because tap water is too polluted to use for anything other than watering lawns, flushing toilets, and washing clothes. This is happening now in places like Phoenix, Detroit, Waukesha, and Dubuque. The common denominator in every one of those situations is the lack of foresight to prevent problems. Now each of those cities is spending millions to mitigate (or litigate) the problems.
Without clean water, Jordan isn’t much better than Bhopal.
On Another Matter . . . Sort Of
Some people in town may not realize that Richard Thom is a local businessman – member of the Commercial Club and Chamber of Commerce, even. Richard sells advertising specialties such as pens, totes, apparel, and whatnot. He and I did lunch at Carasim last week. Richard offered me a tee shirt if I would wear it.
“Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter.”