Thursday, May 11, 2017


     We are spending a lot of money on gate security in The Village. Another $250,000 or so.  I do have to admit, I’m feeling safer already. I would suggest a wall around the entire property, but that idea has already been taken. The five or so gates we have make up a very small percentage of the area a person could walk in on, rob someone, and drive out, through the gate, with their stolen car. 

     On a completely different note, I looked over the statistics that Frank Lemming puts together each year. (He, by the way, was the best director we have had).  Since 2012, golf rounds have been down. Seems we always blame the weather, which in part is true. A clear endorsement of climate change, since it has gone on for 4 years. And the Alice Cooper Award from Troon. I like Alice Cooper, but I would rather know what we pay them than receive an award. Which, by the way, we paid for.

      Marketing is by-and-large an illusion. No one ever knows if it’s working, although it is always reported that it is. Put realtors in the Balboa clubhouse and invite people to the village for a free round or two of golf and a night of free hamburgers, entertainment, and a sales pitch or two. Cut the shenanigans.

     And finally, I would like to make it known that this writing is an example of expressing “positive doubt.” This is not whining. I hate whiners. Positive doubt questions decisions made by our leaders that don’t quite make sense. It does not cast dispersions on their character or attempt to harm their reputation. It is the standing up to the status quo, or conventional wisdom, and asking for clarification or reconsideration. It is what the idea of democracy is based on.

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