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.