Grab a chair and settle in for a while. Downtown merchants and the city are talking about parking — again. Or maybe the more apt word is “still.”
The discussion has gone on through at least the last three mayoral administrations and always seem to center on two things: how long should vehicles be allowed to remain in the same parking place before being ticketed and what to do about merchants who habitually park in front of their businesses.
She had the look of total fear. Under no circumstances would she let go of her mama. She did not want to go and she wasn’t happy; that is, until Mama decided to go with her.
When they both sat down, she was still not happy. She had a look between horror and puzzlement. Even when the picture was being taken, her little lips pursed and she was not going to smile — not at all, because she wasn’t real sure about what was going on.
Unlike the days of our grandfathers, who realized a problem when they saw it and owned up to it, Americans today seem to choose a different path when dealing with their problems.
Blame it on someone/something else.
As a society you would think we have advanced enough to where we can own up to our mistakes and accept it. You would think.
Every day there are more and more instances of people (not limited to, but usually those who we voted into office) who find scapegoats for the latest issues.
You never know when a current pope will pass on, not to mention when and if one will resign. It’s been a little over a week since Benedict XVI left the Chair of St. Peter vacant, by his own choice. This hasn’t happened in more than 600 years. Whenever a papal vacancy takes place, interest in the personalities that have filled that chair, or will fill it, intensifies. “What was he really like?” or “Who is the new guy, really?”