Head in the clouds...
By Patrick Branco
February 16, 2006
Oh Charlotte, it is sad to
encounter those whose heads are buried in the sand. Those of
us with our heads in the clouds have been dreamers and explorers
and achievers. You must know there are a million reasons not
to take any action on any subject because there is always a risk.
But since you attacked the dream aspect of my note and ignored
the content then I would like to thank you for making my point
in spades. Close your eyes and dream that the bridge can take
you to DISNEYLAND because that is precisely what it does. It
serves a gateway to travel.
As to your other point, I fail to see how the bridge fattens
the wallets of State politicians. If it is a reference to Don
Huff's tired argument that the Governor owns property on Gravina
anyone with a modicum of intelligence understand that State Governors
do not introduce legislation in Congress. Besides an increase
in property value only fattens a wallet when the property is
sold. In the meantime, it is subject to property taxes. Perhaps
my head in the clouds fails to allow me to see the direct cash
benefit. I suppose I could try looking at the world from your
perspective but I don't think I can get my head into that position.
Given the choice of living with my head in the clouds and being
an optimist versus viewing the world with grains of sand in my
eyes and wailing about the sad condition of the world, I choose
mine and leave you to yours.
Ketchikan, AK - uSA
About: Patrick Branco arrived in Kodiak in 1974, spent a career
in the Coast Guard and the Navy and returned to Ketchikan in
bridges By Charlotte Tanner - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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