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Category: Initial Thoughts

Initial Thoughts: What attracts volunteers? …

Two weeks ago in this column, I encouraged you to consider getting involved with one of the many local organizations. As I have written in the past, volunteerism not only helps the community, but most individuals benefit from the participation. They might make new friends, find a reason to become more active or another of […]

Initial Thoughts: Make a New Year’s resolution — make a phone call …

This is my fourth effort writing this column. There are always one or two groups I omit. Although I have limited space, someone will feel slighted. Nevertheless, I encourage you to get involved in our community. It’s good for you and clearly good for all of us. Below I’ve listed many, not necessarily all, Hill […]

Initial Thoughts: Listen to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come …

Well, we’re approaching the end of 2012 and the beginning of a new year — 2013. As I mentioned last week, that’s just fodder for journalists to write comparisons.

Initial Thoughts: 2012 — bigger, better, warmer, drier, more …

As I look back on 2012, I try to compare it to 2011. Isn’t that what the media does, compare the present with the past?

Initial Thoughts: Poverty of income and poverty of trust …

I have a few topics to discuss today. The first is a follow-up to last week’s note about the “This is This” journey into the topic of poverty and homelessness locally. The conversation began a week ago (see story on page 4) and continues next Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Oma’s. If everybody returns, it might […]

Initial Thoughts: Give and share; toys and more …

We’ve just begun the holiday seasons, Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas is only four weeks in the future, then the New Year arrives. While I shared our thanks with you last week, I’d like to continue stressing that sentiment and encourage you to combine it with the traditional Christmas practice of giving gifts. I’m sure you […]

Initial Thoughts: Give thanks …

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope all our residents are enjoying a good day and time with family. For those who are traveling to family or friends in other cities or states, enjoy them and invite them to visit the Hill. I won’t write about all of the local festivals, such as the Idyllwild Cinema Festival in […]

Initial Thoughts: Today isn’t tomorrow …

Well, now that you have dug out of the first snowfall of the season, let’s take some time to reflect on last week and then the future. Almost all politicial pundits were surprised by the Democrats’ success in the Inland Empire. All I can offer is, before we cede the future to the new winners, […]

Initial Thoughts: Vote …

When you read this column, it will be less than one week until Election Day 2012. I don’t care for whom you vote, but I do care that you vote. It’s too late to register and too late to request a vote-by-mail ballot, but it’s not too late to go the polls. On the Hill, […]

Initial Thoughts: Blair and Kay …

After I answered the phone last week and asked if I could help the caller, he identified himself as Blair — Blair Ceniceros. “Wow!” was my reaction, I haven’t heard from my friend Blair in more than a year. Blair and Kay moved off the Hill in the spring of 2011. They now live in […]

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