Initial Thoughts: More about volunteers and numbers …

Numbers are fascinating. Some are so big we can abbreviate them, just like acronyms. Some are so small we abbreviate them too.

Initial Thoughts: Sunshine week …

With the return of Daylight Saving Time, I want to highlight the value of Sunshine Week, which begins Sunday, March 10, and continues through...

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...

Initial Thoughts: Happy endings not on horizon of local dramas …

When you read this column, Idyllwild Fire’s May 14 meeting will already have occurred. Nevertheless, one of the agenda items merits some discussion and...

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...

Initial Thoughts: Thank you! …

Thank you David and Lois Butterfield. Your generosity humbles me personally and, with no right, but nevertheless, thank you very much on behalf of...

Initial Thoughts: Registration: to vote, first register …

It’s 28 days, less than a month, until Election Day, Nov. 6. The polls in California open at 7 a.m. and close at 8...

Initial thoughts: Before legislators “Man up,” try the truth first …

I try to refrain from speaking out on national political issues. I generate enough controversy when I address local subjects.

Initial Thoughts: Idyllwild Fire needs money, but from where …

For the past several years, the Idyllwild Fire District has engaged in deficit spending. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, the loss...

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...
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