"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday 21 September 2015


The blog occupies several hours of my day or sometimes night seven days a week. 

It's not a chore. Nor does it weigh me down. There's no financial compensation. Only the satisfaction 
of knowing , despite the narrow focus , a goodly number log in to read every day.

If  I understand Chris Watts correctly, I have more readers than the Town's communication device 
and that costs half a million dollars a year. 

The Mayor is using Facebook more often these days. It must mean he  believes it to be an effective 
means of communication. 

Tom Mrakas has been using Facebook to reach out to people since he was first elected. 

If all members of Council did the same, it seems to me there could be no better form of communication. Different insights given in good faith can only  help to stimulate discussion.

 No reason in the world for everyone to have the same way of looking at things. 

Blogging  makes more  demands on time. Not everyone has the inclination.

Facebook, on the other hand  is a whole lot more convenient. 

I have an immediate monumental task to undertake. It will  take all of my time and initiative for a while. 

So I will be absent for a while.
I will miss you.
I've grown accustomed to this space, 
Like breathing out and breathing in. 

Adieu, Adieu, kind friends, Adieu.
I can no longer stay with you 
I must hang my harp on a weeping willow tree 
And may the world go well with thee

And no, I am not trying to be artistic, or creative or impress you in any way
Lines of much loved familiar lyrics that fit the circumstances have  popped into my head unbidden for as long as I can remember. 


Anonymous said...

Stay well Evelyn! Hope to hear from you soon.

Anonymous said...

May the wind be at your back.

Anonymous said...

I still cant believe the result of your case.I hoped for a better outcome.
Since that day I have felt sick and helpless as I was waiting for justice.
Some members of that gang pushed me too hard and now I dont trust.
I still cant understand what the agenda was.