I always seem to arrive at FFF shows after a long week at work. I'm often alone. It never fails that the music lights me up, the dancers hearten me, and I go home KNOWING things are well with the world in little places like Pengilly's on certain Thursday nights.
Excellent expose of a very broad subject.
Pengilly's is a fabulous bar with good music most nights. The band pictured above is one of those. a.k.a. Belle is a unique group, full of raw energy, talent and enormous charisma. There's no one like them.
Love what I read about you so far in Boise Weekly. Will make a point to come in.
Sorry AngReed above. Did not mean to dislike. Unless we're told by the man himself, we don't know the reason.
Someone else probably already made this comment but before a company like that moves into a place, it would seem that the people living nearby could be informed regarding the noise and by-products and have a chance to speak to it before it is built. Perhaps that opportunity was not afforded to these folks. If it is though, it can make a huge difference. We don't always realize the power of our voice, even spoken placidly.
Near a neighborhood of over 800 homes in Houston, Texas, a meeting, with media present, was called. It's purpose... to offer a chance for those who would be adversely affected, to voice an opinion about a project. That project was to be funded by a very wealthy individual with the support of several political heavies. Those in opposition did not hire a lawyer. I know, I was president of that civic club. We didn't have those kind of funds because we did not have mandatory membership and on a very good year we had about 400 members at $35 per household. The homeowners just showed up en masse and when I asked their opinion, a thousand people, stood up and very firmly but respectfully, said "NO!" The investors moved their junk elsewhere.
Whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, people should be viewed as individuals and think as individuals. What if we looked at every man, woman and child as someone with uniquely varied concerns, confidences and interests?
If, instead of saying, "Every (fill in the blank) does this particular thing." We said, "Let's see what he's gonna do and not be waiting for him (or her) to prove what we already believe will happen.
People who are on polar opposites of issues can agree on some things, agree to disagree on others and continue to learn from one another by asking questions. First...Why someone believes the way they do. So much learning to be had if we stay open.
I think we can do better than we have in this arena. Me first.
I find Idahoans as a rule, reticent to tell their story. I wonder about the judgments that have produced such a tight lipped society. I hope that it becomes the norm to be open and unafraid, in interactions. That communication becomes freer, not just as it relates the history of Idaho, but also the "day in the life" of the lovely people here... overcoming difficulties, living outside the box, seeing the possibilities. Being able to share, their varied circumstance and find fraternity (or sisterhood) when they do.
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