|Paper||Canyon Country Zephyr|
|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||Tonya Auden Stiles, Moab, Utah|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Canyon Country Zephyr|
FEEDBACK (continued) historical narrative of the region and of his family. The series is well written and pictures add greatly to the history unfolded in each issue. the Randy Dannemann Grand Junction, CO DOESN'T LIKE JUNK Hey Jim,. I just read the latest Zephyr and it really hit "home" for me. First of all, let me say that I have absolutely nothing against trailers! I’ve spent some great times living in a trailer right here in Grand County. However, the junk or “untidy county” issue really gets to me! The Moab area is an amazingly beautiful place--this is urquestionable!! But the town itself and masses of junk all over definitely leave something to be desired! I think that we all should have pride in where we live, and that this should extend from the community to businesses to our neighborhoods and even to our homes and yards. I say let the pig farmer be, but two or three broken-down cars in your yard butting up against your Neighbors’ property? Come on, where’s the pride or respect in that? (Note: vehicles do NOT qualify as hedges)! Maybe Moab’s junk keeps the town from turning into a Telluride or Sedona (which is a good thing, but can’t there be a happy medium?) But honestly, who are we to hope that outsiders don’t infiltrate our town when we're on stolen land and are relative newcomers here ourselves? Plus, Moab’s untidiness isn’t keeping rich people from buying land/houses here and upsetting the economic balance-they just live above or beyond the junk line and the economic polarization of Moab increases! Yes, 1am a most recent immigrant to Moab, but don’t worry "like-it-or-leaveers | AM leaving-or trying to. For as much as I am enriched by and thoroughly in awe of the surrounding country, I have no pride in the town itself! Which leads me to my current ordeal: I am trying to sell my nice house in my (for the most part) nice neighborhood in Moab. But guess what? My new neighbors (yes, I was there first) have recently landscaped their backyard with 2 broken-down cars. One of them is being used as a dog house, but I won't even begin to go into that! I have confronted no show potential buyers, and they have flat-out told me that my neighbors’ “landscaping” is a concern. So, here is my proposition: I suggest that you (or someone like-minded) buy my house or find me a buyer-it could be a political statement!! You could rent it out or, better yet, use it to store nonfunctional vehicles and equipment (I’m sure the neighborhood wouldn’t mind). - And then, this disgruntled resident could be replaced by locals who do their part to keep "alleged enlightened urban" folks from wanting to move here? Whaddyathink? I'll see ya around town, : PLEASE..:WAKE UP. Dear Stiles, : Here is a thought that I hope will encourage dialogue, even if only at a local level. "Pre-emptive Military Action" is a concept that describes a war of aggression. The current Afghan "conflict" could only be described as a war of revenge. These concepts reveal in themselves the most base and primitive examples of the human--féar-filled-condition carried on collectively, é However, defensive military preparedness is one of the musts that must be perpetuated to insure our nation and culture remain a going concern. Using the tools (weapons) absolutely and without exception only for defensive positioning on the world stage, is essential to the concept, "one nation under God," having any validity in the minds of the citizenry. When compromise (read ‘eye for an eye’) threatens moral authority, when sophistry of verbal acrobatics (read ‘pre-emptive military .action’) masks the TRUTH, we are truly threatened. So look people---see if what we are witnessing in the halls of power, conducted by political spoilsmen, is not just what has been described. Grasp resolutely for the discovering the humor and irony that is simple to understand in the old adage that states that no creek is able to rise above its source. Example: The quality and calibre of integrity displayed by democratically elected politicians can never be greater than the quality of moral fiber exhibited by the average and normal citizenry. Just another guy struggling with it... Dave Wagstaff Castle Valley, Utah HAPPY MORGAN Sarah B. Martinez Moab Waals I don’t think I want to buy your house, but what about the cars? I’m looking for a spare parts junk car for my ’63 Volvo 544--the only investment I’ve ever made that is actually APPRECIATING in value! Beats the hell out of the NASDAQ...JS RE: CHARLIE STEEN Editor, j The ongoing series ‘My Old Man:" The Uranium King, is great! Thanks to everyone at the Zephyr and especially Mark Steen, for sharing this important 8 South 100. 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