Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

Very Fine People

Yesterday’s message from Acting Police Chief Manny Cid was an attempt to lower the temperature of a still-smoking conflict. The only way to really douse the flame is to stop allowing them fuel. Chief Cid …[READ MORE]

Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

September Song

September is Suicide Prevention Month. This on top of the pandemic, the politics, the economy and the fires. Stick around – we might even come up with a happy ending.  Just last month – about …[READ MORE]

Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

Belonging and Becoming

We are a city of joiners. From the Exchange Club to the Democratic Club, from the Chamber of Commerce to the Time Bank, from the Moms Club to the PTA to the Sister City Committee, …[READ MORE]

Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

Light House Keeping

There is so much news, many of us feel as if we are swimming in it. The death toll of the virus continues to climb, and infection is still spreading. The economic crisis is still …[READ MORE]