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Asking the difficult questions here in Howard County and beyond.

Deja Poo Part Two

Deja Poo Part Two

I last wrote of the ire of citizens attending a meeting on the degradation of the Patuxent Branch Trail who have heard the same “excuse songs” once too often. Ultimately the involved parties are to meet in an effort to reach a more palatable solution. But that...

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DEJA POO:  An Introduction

DEJA POO: An Introduction

DEJA POO:  noun. The feeling of having heard this crap before Those who have chosen a path of citizen activism are the first to recognize Deja Poo due to the frequency with which they have encountered it. Those who only attend a very occasional government-sponsored...

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Separate(d)….. and definitely Not Equal

Separate(d)….. and definitely Not Equal

There have been numerous suggestions for improving school safety as a result of the Parkland, FL tragedy.  These range from installing bulletproof glass, double lock vestibules, and metal detectors at school entrances-- to more regular emergency drills where students...

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Gunfight at the APFO Corral

Gunfight at the APFO Corral

Not a real gunfight of course, but a major ‘showdown’ whose consequences may be just as dire….. How come I’m hearing the theme from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly as I write this? In the beginning…..(Skip this paragraph if you are current) Almost a year into his...

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Hocotian Economics 101: Exposed

Hocotian Economics 101: Exposed

How come citizens can see the errors in Hocotian economics while many decision makers can’t? Hocotian economics (origin HoCounty) defined as purported economic justifications out of step with current realities; purely designed to benefit the few at the expense of the...

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Can a “revolt” be civil?

Can a “revolt” be civil?

In my last post I predicted that overdevelopment would be the key issue in our local elections. I further commented that due to increased active involvement in and dissatisfaction with HoCo affairs, the coming ‘revolution’ may manifest itself as neither polite, nor...

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Predictions for HoCo 2018

Predictions for HoCo 2018

My best wishes for a happy, healthy, and less stressful New Year come with my personal predictions for Howard County in 2018. Unfortunately, I don’t see “less stressful” in the forecast. I'm predicting that 2018, an election year, will be a tumultuous one in HoCo. I...

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When All the Trees Are Gone

When All the Trees Are Gone

Parents who have shared the Dr. Seuss story The Lorax with their children are familiar with what happens when all the trees are cut down…..  We in Howard County are beginning to experience the same fate.  It seems that the stripping of all trees from school and park...

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Theater of the Absurd HoCo Style

Theater of the Absurd HoCo Style

How come last Monday’s County Council meeting came off like a selection from the Theatre of the Absurd?  Allow me to play the role of drama critic and provide you with a synopsis. The production was long in the making and highly awaited….as in years...

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WHAT NEW HELL IS THIS?

WHAT NEW HELL IS THIS?

As much as I've searched the past few weeks to find something positive to write about, I find myself inundated with a plethora of what one might simply call bad news--on seemingly every front. It’s enough to get even the most optimistic souls down. What’s hellish...

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