Living in a vacuum?
By Vicki Harsha
August 23, 2006
Hmmm implied status because of long term residence? Not traveling
any further than Pennock or Gravina means living in a vacuum?
Maybe living in a vacuum could be because one is angered at an
inconvenience of not being able to pay a local bill online?
Maybe living in a vacuum could mean wanting only to do EVERYTHING
from a computer? I know paying my bill by mail, or taking it
to KPU, may give me the opportunity to greet my mailman with
a smile as he collects my outgoing mail, or visit with the KPU
customer service rep for a few minutes when I go to pay in person,
and if I am fortunate, I may have the opportunity to exchange
hello with another KPU customer who is doing the same!
Our community is typically friendly and courteous, and we do
not normally label people or their ideals as living in a vacuum
because of their residence status or ideals! We live here because
we so choose, not because we haven't left, but typically, because
we have! If we want to improve the quality of our lives, we
talk to our council members, borough members, school board members,
teachers, coaches, parents, pastors and fellow citizens; and
we talk to them with respect, courtesy and professionalism which
we expect from their elected office, just as they expect the
same from us.
And, if we are lucky enough to save a little time in our life,
we talk to them on the front steps of KPU or in front of their
mailbox s as they are paying their bills!
Note: Comments published
on Viewpoints are the opinions of the writer
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "Resident of 41 years, and also had the chance to
celebrate the 4th of July on Pennock many times and this always
broadened my horizons! "
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.
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