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Double Header…What’s Off Limits/What’s Changed

A Twofer…of opinions as we slide into the weekend….

What’s Off Limits…

Everyone lives by a self imposed code of some sort……

and in that code …comes what is deemed fair play…and what is out of bounds…off limits…

As far a I am concerned ….as far as my site and my writing…

here’s my code….

fair play….open season… if you will…

politics……Town Hall……elected officials….employees of the taxpayers….

officers of a condo…an organization….

points of view written by someone…spoken by someone….

public figures…

the right to ask questions…express what is working …not working ….in my humble opinion… from my perspective…

to write about it…. a flowing stream of opinion…and information…… put out there….

Off limits… on my site…. to write about….

a person’s private life….who they live with….. who they date….their children….their religion…

their looks….their weight…..

anything someone prefaces by…off the record…not for your blog….confidential…..

pretty easy so far….

judging from the continued confidences that have remained so…and those who feel no angst in continuing to trust me…all is well…going on 3 months now….

I have repeatedly told some who have been “conduits” ….through no fault of their own…. except the unfortunate position of being friends with me and also friends with those giving them grief…..for whatever sets them off that day…that hour….

I have told these friends of mine….I do not want to add to any problems they might be experiencing due to their continued valued friendship….and I will fully understand if it is in their best interest …their well being to walk away…no hard feelings….

for I will continue to write and keep my site going …as long as I enjoy it and see there is interest…

So far I am happy to report …no takers to my offer…although it does seem I make this offer on an accelerated regular basis these days….

What’s Changed….

Those in the majority….elected a few months back….

the vision of some of them … was not the vision I had…. or have….

some disappointment ….

a parting of the ways that came long before election day…but was pretty much kept under wraps….

Those running Town Hall….

new Manager….staff….

not what I expected…. see some glaring deficiencies….requires the hard questions…to… in my humble opinion …. get the required answers …due to any citizen, resident and taxpayer…

Those I used to write for whether acknowledged by a byline or not…. which happened quite regularly…

are angry that I continue writing…. so I am told….

although I am writing pretty much the same as when I was sending it in…

so what is setting them off?

I can only surmise…. because ….it is a new majority…a new Manager…and a question of “loyalty”…

anger about the instantaneous nature of the web and getting information out to those who are interested ASAP without readers having to wait for it to show up in hard print every two weeks…

that is the nature of the world we now live in….

just as the 6 O’clock news is a thing of the past….print journalism is on the same path….

those who spew such anger over “competition” have the same ability to use the web…to a much larger audience…

so the playing field is even…..

As I end this post….I fully expect…more of “those” calls…as they have become the norm over the last few months….

sad to say….

but to those growing numbers of faithful readers…you now know once again…where I stand…

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