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  1. aj47's Avatar
    I'll go out to the ballpark and I'll punch the paper card.
    I think my guy is better, though the stat-geeks disagree.
    He's got a lot of hustle and he's working really hard;
    I want him in the spotlight so that everyone can see.

    Why should I cast a ballot if it doesn't really count?
    The guys who vote online can cast two dozen votes a day
    (They actually get twenty-five per e-mail account).
    On paper I cannot keep up--there really is no way.

    I have to vote my conscience as a knowledgeable fan.
    The odds are stacked against me and I know it will be tough.
    But even so I feel that I must do the best I can
    To let the world know that I believe he's good enough.
  2. Dreamworx95's Avatar
    I went to Seattle on Monday and now that I've read your post, I think I've seen everything you've mentioned here! Haha, I've always loved how sustainable we are up in the Northwest. In terms of knowing how to sustain ourselves and our environment, I think we are way ahead of everybody else.
  3. Taknovrthewrld's Avatar
    Very nice bit here. This has been an issue of scrutiny since the turn of the season.

    Commercials, radio ads, etc. People have been spreading 'motorcyclist awareness', which you've conveyed here, hitting on the subject of negligent or inexperienced 'newbies' as well as the common subject of senseless drivers being a danger. All from the perspective of a seasoned biker to boot.
  4. Offeiriad's Avatar
    I noticed the architecture ones at Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago. I think I will get one of the small kits for my architect friend for Christmas this year.

    Incidentally, I looked it up and Lego Group is a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. So much for getting in on the action there.
  5. Winston's Avatar
    Thanks for the compliments.

    I'd like to believe that's how I write (i.e. "If my son were to write...") 'Common man' does not mean 'simple'
    I think that so many writers try so hard to be unique, they forget how to be authentic. It's that old cliché'; I'm different, just like everyone else! Thanks again.
  6. egpenny's Avatar
    If I hadn't seen your picture, I'd ask if you were my son, who lives in Everett. If he were to write, the above would be what he'd have to say and I agree with everything. I enjoy your writing and always look to see what you are up to.
  7. Winston's Avatar
    Update: The clean-up crew was back the other day and finished repairing the mural. Perhaps a temporary victory, but a win for the good guys nonetheless. One day at a time...
  8. Offeiriad's Avatar
    I agree with Rob. I would also like to put in that I recognise there's a difference between those who are rich due to the hard work they've put into whatever it is they love to do and those who do nothing but inherit riches of their parents and grandparents. If I were to say that I hate anyone, its those rich; the ones who do nothing yet are rich.

    I work for a pair of architects and even if I didn't know them personally, I could tell you which of them was born into a wealthy family and which has worked hard to make the good money he has, simply on their spending habits. The one who has worked hard is a thrifty spender; the other is not.
  9. Robdemanc's Avatar
    I would say its not about hating the rich, its more to do with disliking the way our western society has got onto a merry go round of greed and lust for richness. Wealth generation is now the goal as opposed to the means to our goal (which should be security and prosperity). We have a short sighted policy when it comes to our future. Everything is about making money....why? The rich just do what anyone else would presumably do in their situation. But that doesn't make it right.
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