Month: November 2017

Words Still Matter

Words used to matter.  In politics and in everyday life.  I’m not sure if Donald Trump being elected changed the rules or if the rules changed and that got Trump elected.  Either way words don’t seem to matter much anymore. Those who support Trump and Republicans who wrap themselves in the Trump brand don’t seem to care much about the dignity that comes from words.  I always thought a good definition of integrity was doing the right thing even when nobody is watching.  But these days Republicans can’t seem to do the right thing when everybody is watching, and...

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An Open Letter to The Golden Hammer

This “open letter to The Golden Hammer” was sent to us via Facebook, and takes issue with their endorsement of Laura Fillault. It is presented “as sent.” The author wishes to remain anonymous. So what of Ms. Fillault’s bizarre stand in defense of SJRA’s decision to open the Conroe Dam’s flood gates during Harvey without notice? Did that failed decision not endanger lives? Even in times of crisis, there are good and responsible communication practices that can improve safety for everyone– on that front SJRA failed. Laura Fillault stood in defense of SJRA during what The Golden Hammer called...

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