2019 Summer July 11 Thursday

77 degrees this morning 86 % humidity.

Hot but nice day yesterday.  Some clouds early afternoon.

As I have mentioned before, we really like the city we live in, but it seems to have a lot of “hidden” agendas.  Meetings (public meetings which are supposed to be for public access) are held at weird times like 7:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

While the agendas are published on the web page etc., I frequently learn of issues after they are already decided or at least discussed to the point of a “yes-no” decision.  Perhaps not having a local daily paper is part of it.

Absolutely nothing illegal or unethical on this, I just feel they can do a better job of informing the public.  However, meetings at 7:30 in the morning are highly unusual to say the least!

Maybe I’m just not trying hard enough, I have some responsibility to try to find information, although I think any meetings should be at a time when the public has a reasonable expectation they can attend.  

This is a city of 100,000, sometimes it seems like a city of 5,000 run by an entrenched group or groups who don’t want to let anyone else know what is going on!  

With all of that, it still is a great community.  

I recently saw a notation of when I started attending Toastmasters again (after moving back to this area about 5 years ago).  I had not attended for about 13 years since I couldn’t find a Toastmasters Club that was convenient.

Anyway I realized how my personal interests and needs have changed since I joined Toastmasters about 30 years ago.  Nothing unusual about that, it is just the flow of life, but I really realized it when I gave a speech about my “Toastmaster journey” and I realized how much our lives change as we grow older.  Not good or bad, just the change occurs and I suddenly become aware of the changes.  

As I’m sure I have mentioned before, years ago I learned about “Kaizen” or continuous improvement and it really struck a chord with me.  Actually, I still remember when I learned he term and realized the importance of “continuous improvement”.

One example is a credit card where I et “2% cash back”.  We have funded most of our “electronic devices” with the “cash back”.  It is a small amount, but it adds up each month and then each year etc!  

I think that is the basis of many of my projects, how minor improvements can become major improvements and make long-term changes through daily (or weekly or even monthly) changes.  

Maybe that is one reason I am stunned by the lying coward lunatic and his refusal to even consider any criticism and how he can improve. 


One of the few organizations I have seen where you are punished for telling the truth and rewarded for lying about how good the pompous lying fool is. 

That’s it for now, Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s