Hello… are you out there? Oh good, you are. I was not thoroughly convinced you would be. Thank goodness. It feels great to be past the latest apocalypse watch. They have gotten rather tedious.
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
One of the pleasures of the Christmas season is watching people go out of their way to help others. Most of the recipients of this help are people who might not have much of a Christmas otherwise.
No law annoys California developers more than the California Environmental Quality Act and they figure to win at least some changes to its strict 42-year-old rules next year.
Every time I drive past the old Borden Chinese cemetery on Avenue 12, I think of Man Wah Chan. He was buried there in 1890, but it took a while for his dust to settle peacefully.
If you’re reading this, though the day isn’t over, the Mayan prediction of the apocalypse has foretold one thing: Their calendar is wrong.
“Bless them which persecute you: bless and curse not.”
— Romans 12:14
As this is being written, it’s already Dec. 21, 2012, in London, England, and a quick check with The Associated Press reveals London has not disappeared or blown itself to smithereens.