For those of you who don’t know me I’m a moderate liberal with a pragmatic way of viewing the world. Regarding the Customs and Border Protection relocation situation I’d like to offer my take on this situation.
Recent theatregoers enjoyed a delightful performance of island youth in Harvey where the presence of a giant rabbit revealed human behavior. Again at the Fairgrounds, Stage Left's current performance of Other Desert Cities reveals the driving force in family behind invisible members.
We have much to be thankful for in this community. The Community Thanksgiving Dinner is a way of expressing that gratitude with more than 100+ volunteers working together with a positive and welcoming attitude that any fine dining restaurant would be proud of.
On the subject of PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical center reaching their one-year anniversary and celebrating a series of "firsts" let me be among those, of presumably many, in relating my own experience of firsts with the new face of medical care on San Juan Island.
I just received a call from Brandon Cowan regarding my letter in today’s San Juan Islander. First, I want to express my appreciation for his call and for his explanation of his comment in the Seattle Times.
I just read a quote from Brendan Cowan, Director of the County Department of Emergency Management, in the Seattle Times. He states about the communications outage: "It's not like Armageddon. We're just disconnected - which for some people could be a great thing."
Great sense of humor for someone whose paycheck isn't affected by the outage.
But what about those people whose paycheck is affected. Like the employees of Wells Fargo Bank which closed. Or the people who couldn't get prescriptions filled. Or those who live here, telecommute and couldn't work. Or those of us who work off island and couldn't check on our families.