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Updated: October 6, 2012 6:02AM
Start seeing the world with your heart, not your eyes
The revelations have begun.
Welcome to our bridge. You know — the bridge we all agreed to cross when we came to it on so many levels of wrong.
The welcome mat has only four thought-provoking words on it — “You had it all.”
Like the game called Limbo, there are several stages of stairs that lead down to the bridge’s platform. Each stair is a different color.
Green is for the countless trees now dying, disappearing and falling on houses built with human hands.
Blue is for the seas and the oceans that are offering up more and more sea-going mammals. They are beaching themselves, all for the sake of a cell phone in human hands.
Red is for the enormous amount of blood being shed by men, women and children as the result of guns in human hands.
White is for the clouds within a new kind of storm called a straight twister. Without warning, it can kill men and snap the polls and the power lines set into place with human hands.
Yellow is for the sun, which used to feel good, but is now more risky than ever and painful when it is felt by human hands.
Gold is for the violent and deadly marriage between mankind and money — something still being passed from one human hand to another.
Black is for the six feet of earth in which so many of us are being placed far too soon, then covered with human hands.
The only way for us to get off this bridge is to stop seeing this world with our eyes and start seeing it with our hearts.
Gary school district has
disastrous first month
I couldn’t add the new Gary schools superintendent and CFO to this email because I couldn’t find their addresses on the website (they’re real busy; an oversight, I guess).
Is it fair to say “disastrous first month?”
I think so because that’s what it was. Employees making $100,000-plus arrive with an expectation: Make sure the known, required, standard operate flawlessly (or close to it). None of that seemed to occur.
When they walked in the door, they should have assessed the known, required and standard and fixed them first. People making that sort of salary know this, and their employers should not tolerate anything less.
What they should bring to the table is not having to fix the routine, but enhancing the schools and taking them to the next level. So, when does accountability start?
In my view, it started when they signed their contracts. Just as we, the voters, hold the School Board members accountable, they, in turn, should not acquiesce to the excuse of, “I’m new; give me a chance.”
If that’s what they want, then base their salaries on productivity. Then, we won’t have the initial expectation for someone whose salary is $100,000-plus.
You get what you pay for, right?