Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lois hits another one out of the park

Lois Henry, the Californian's primary Metro columnist, hit another one out of the park today with a compelling piece about the need for more civic engagement in our community. The apathy in our town is disturbing, and it is prevalent no matter of income or education level. Check out Lois Henry's latest musings at

"I’ve often heard from people that they would like to get their foot in the door of community life but

1) nothing ever changes, so why try?

2) they’re overwhelmed by the size and number of our problems and 3) they don’t know HOW to get involved.

I’ll try and address the issues listed above and, hopefully, Santa will sprinkle a little “anti-apathy” powder over Kern County tonight. But the rest is up to you!

Yes, things do change when average people get involved."

Amen, Lois, amen.

1 comment:

Ginger said...

I agree that we all need to do our part to improve our corner of the world. Lois has hit the nail on the head. I hope residents will take this to heart in 2009. There's lots to be done!