Archive for August, 2007

listen to this

August 24, 2007

from my computer’s dictionary:

listen |ˈlisən|
verb [ intrans. ]
give one’s attention to a sound : evidently he was not listening | sit and listen to the radio.
• take notice of and act on what someone says; respond to advice or a request : I told her over and over again, but she wouldn’t listen.
• make an effort to hear something; be alert and ready to hear something : they listened for sounds from the baby’s room.
• used to urge someone to pay attention to what one is going to say : listen, I’ve got an idea.

There is this pervasive and persistent belief in the community that I was not listening during the town centre debates. I’m trying to understand how it could be that I took notes during the discussions, wrote articles and dozens of emails in response to questions and comments… yet, somehow they say, I did all that without listening. Read on »

i’m back

August 22, 2007

Wow. It’s been 4 months since I’ve written a post on this site. Putting together the Spirit of the Sea Festival was a heavy and time consuming responsibility. And it seems like it’ll never end. There are still bills rolling in, errands to run, website to update, records to file… Read on »