Sunday, June 11, 2006
news from home
(Thanks to special JFW correspondent Paulette for this photo of my hometown's temporary/permanent solution to its problem.)
My hometown has one stoplight. Now it's broken. Although I have no expertise in urban planning, in my estimation there has not been enough traffic at that intersection to justify a stoplight in at least twenty years. So I'm curious as to whether they will fix the stoplight or just convert it to having a stop sign instead. Taking the stoplight away from a one-stoplight small town is sort of like taking the keys away from an elderly driver; they might as well change the motto on the sign when you enter the town from "Celebrate Country Life" to "Waiting To Die."
BTW, before I had this blog and instead just had a colorful website, I used to update a "Hometown Pride" page.