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Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

Just a Thought – Dancing About Architecture

Just a Thought – Dancing About Architecture

As the wise Frank Zappa once noted, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." As the City Council discussed last Monday, one more time, putting a mechanism in place to open up the possibility of having a different producer for the Summer Concert Series, I was reminded that music is as important to us as architecture, and yes, we do need to discuss this again. Last Monday night [...]

Just a Thought – Why Don’t We Vote?

Just a Thought – Why Don’t We Vote?

Today is June 4. Not only is it the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the vote in the U.S., it's also the anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square in China. Yesterday, June 3, we had a primary election in the state of California. Very few of us bothered to show up and vote. Why don't we vote? I  know I'm preaching to the choir here - I voted, you voted, but we are the [...]

Just a Thought – Maya Angelou

Just a Thought – Maya Angelou

When I hear that one of my heroes has died, I feel sad for a moment. Then I think of how grateful I am to have had them, to have been inspired by their actions, their deeds, their words. Maya Angelou made a tremendous difference for me. I read "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" when I was a freshman in high school. That she was so candid and so frank about her ordeal won my admiration. That she [...]

Just a Thought – Rules and Fools

Just a Thought – Rules and Fools

Whenever someone is behaving like a total asshat, I find myself reaching for my compassion. When someone feels that rules are more important than human beings, I have to restrain myself from quoting some ancient wisdom at them. I do believe in playing by the rules. I also believe that compassion has to triumph, or we are all doomed. Rules, laws and traditions should all have enough flexibility to [...]

Just a Thought – Green Ford Taurus

Just a Thought – Green Ford Taurus

Right after Monday's closure of the bridge to protect students from getting into a police scene, we hear about a man in a green Ford Taurus attempting to talk a girl into his car. While this is, at best, uncomfortable, it's not any reason to stop walking to or from school. Let's think about the other hundreds of days when the skies were blue, the temperature was pleasant...and hundreds of [...]

Just a Thought – Civic Duty

Just a Thought – Civic Duty

I spent a few days last week in downtown LA at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Courthouse doing my civic duty - jury duty. Just speak the words "jury duty" to anyone and people tend to react as if you've said "DMV" or "outpatient surgery." I found it to be an eye opening experience that made me grateful for citizenship and impressed anew with the people who have made it what it is. While I [...]

Just a Thought – Skating Away

Just a Thought – Skating Away

"Did you ever get the feeling that the story's too damn real and in the present tense? Or that everyone is on the stage and it seems like you're the only person sitting in the audience?" Jethro Tull "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day" Another turn-around on the ice; what was once a local news story has become a classic Greek drama. Heroes, villains, a huge chorus, and a plot that is [...]

Just a Thought – Dr. King, Of Course

Just a Thought – Dr. King, Of Course

The danger if having a national holiday in one’s honor is that there is the risk of being turned into a greeting card; simple, palatable and undemanding. Of all the radical philosophies to come out of the sixties, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s embrace of non-violence is one that continues to offer political inspiration in an age of suicide bombers and extremist philosophies. While most of [...]

Just a Thought – New Year’s Revolutions

Just a Thought – New Year’s Revolutions

The common wisdom is that we make ourselves promises on Jan 1st and by the 15th, they are only memories and regrets. It's not enough, this year, to just make a list of self-improvements. It's time to change the world. Governor Brown today declared an 'drought emergency,' taking a formal position on the fact that we are in the driest season California has seen in a century. It's easy to feel [...]

Just a Thought – I Saw Three ‘Ships Go Sailing by on Christmas Day in Morning

Just a Thought – I Saw Three ‘Ships Go Sailing by on Christmas Day in Morning

How do you define a friend? Why do you keep one or lose one? While these questions may come up at any time of the year, they can get pretty crunchy over the holidays - Sending cards, party invites, who to gift; all that can get weighty if you feel the need to be Santa. Have they been naughty or nice? I'm charmed by the slang I got from my older daughter, who calls relationships and friendships [...]

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