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Category: Another Point of View

Other Points of View: HELP Center mission and policies

First we would like to take this opportunity to say we appreciate all the people of Idyllwilld for their generous and heartfelt support and donations to the HELP Center during this holiday season as well as all year round. Without you we would not be able to accomplish all that we do. The HELP Center […]

Another Point of View: The power to make money

In his letter a couple weeks ago, Oyen Hoffman responded “to the ‘occupier’ and Conor O’Farrell in one fell swoop.” He was quick to criticize liberals, occupiers, and what he calls “the O’Farrells of the world,” but he gives little in the way of a solution to our problems, other than to “vote Obama out.” […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving 1565 to 2011

Thanks to what we learned in grade school, most of us probably think of our Thanksgiving holiday as a continuation of something started by the Pilgrims and their newfound Indian friends when they got together on Dec. 21, 1621 to feast and give thanks to God for a “bountiful harvest.” The celebration, which went on […]

Another Point of View: A Little Perspective

I can respond to the “occupier” and Conor O’ Farrell in one fell swoop. These types of folks simply deplore this country and the framers’ ideas of free trade, small government and free-market capitalism. In addition to their hatred for what is the greatest country on the planet, they have no depth to their understanding […]

Another Point of View: Why I occupy

Americans who have not had first-hand contact with the Occupy movement are understandably curious about what it is. Who are these people? Where did they come from, and what do they want?

Another Point of View: Open letter to the community

Supervisor Stone: As you may have to appoint the board vacancy at the Idyllwild Fire Protection District, consider a new candidate. There were two individuals that turned in their paperwork on time. Mark Spehar is a longtime resident with fire experience and currently employed by CDF. The other candidate is Max Sparks, also a long- […]

Another Point of View: Why I chose Pete Capparelli

On Nov. 8, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District’s (IFPD) Board of Commissioners filled the vacancy created when former Commissioner Ben Killingsworth unexpectedly resigned from the Board in September. Instead of appointing a replacement without public input the commission invited our community members to apply for the position. Given the current challenges faced by IFPD and […]

Another Point of View: Liberty or despotism

Viktor Frankl once said he liked the idea of the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast, but that it should be counterbalanced by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast. The point he eloquently made was that, with liberty comes responsibility. This week, I’ll assume a modicum of responsibility for holding Crumine the […]

Practicing the art of the possible: Still hoping

Last Wednesday, I attended the discussion group that Hill residents Conor O’Farrell and Mark Yardas organized. It was my second time. Perhaps, like others, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go, but I was curious.

Practicing the art of the possible: Gathering of the minds

When Conor [O’Farrell] asked me to write briefly about my thoughts on the bimonthly discussion group, I was a little stumped as to what to say, unusual for me. So, I guess I’ll just tell why I got involved.

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