Sunday, November 27, 2011

Just the begining

Occupy movement  reminds me of another protest that started small and made a lot of people sit up and take notice.  I remember how they were chased and beat up, arrested and harassed everywhere they set up camp.  For those of you to young to  have any idea of what I am talking  about, it was the anti war movement during the sixties.  Those folks stopped a war and help bring down a president.  I do not remember who said this or something like it.  Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it

Monday, November 14, 2011

Perception and reality

Recently, my boss said to me that people's perception is our reality. I was taken aback pondering the implications of that statement and how the words were and are so far reaching. Currently, Herman Cain is in serious sewage over his perception as a sexual harassment specialist and whether or not it's true makes little difference in the end. I suspect his perception will eventually end his bid for the republican nomination for president. Again, the people's perception is his reality however, misconstrued or not perception will be his undoing.

Sometimes you can change people's perception and change your reality. However, that's a tough row to hoe and there will be many who will never change their mind. Many celebrities' have had this problem probably more than most but, some have changed their perception in the world eye Rob Lowe, Bill Clinton, and Robert Downey Jr to name a few notables.

The best way to go is to never let yourself get into a place where you and your reputation can be sullied. Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure still works in my perception

Park update

Last summer many of you may remember I had a blog post about the garbage I found in the metro parks specifically the Days Dam area. I went back a short time ago and surveyed the area and I have good news and bad news. Good news is that the huge mound of garbage is gone and there are just a few bags where the mound once stood also, it looks like the neighbors have not dumped any new garbage in the areas I walked through.
The engine block is still there I marveled that some of the spark plugs were still intact. Several shopping carts still litter the area and of course the ever present automobile tire and they seem to have multiplied in one area. Although the images show the garbage the overall look of the area is improved and looks more like a park should look. More work needs to be done of course and to some extent mother nature will take care of some of the garbage just form the normal breakdown over time.