Category Archives: another perspective

The cartoonist got fired

Many people are claiming to be deeply affected by the image of a man and his daughter found drowned on the riverbank after trying to cross the border. However, in our part of the country, on the coast of Georgia, people who jumped into the ocean and drowned rather than be sold into slavery on dry land are celebrated for their heroic resistance. It is almost as if those who survived and labored to build this nation and left millions of descendants do not count. Why are the dead more meaningful than the living? Why are dead aoldiers heroes, while veterans are left to languish on the street?

Is it just ignorance? Someone posted a collage of young men killed by police or agitated whites and identified them as “fallen angels.” That the most beautiful of the angels, Lucifer, chose to become Satan has not registered. Appearances are deceptive and yet they are preferred by many.

The dominion of vision. How can it be countered?

Overlooked Overlook Park and other issues

Dear Islands Planning Commissioners:

Having compared the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) 2018 prepared by the Ecological Planning Group to what is on the ground now or could or should be on the ground in the near future on Saint Simons Island, I would like to know when the IPC will begin to discuss some of the obvious differences between what is found on FLUM 2018 and our current zoning. Continue reading

Evacuating in a car culture

Dear EMA Director Wiggins:

Copies of this new official “Hurricane and Storm Surge Checklist” pamphlet were passed out at the January 9th “Town Hall” meeting on Saint Simons Island. Shortly after receiving a copy, I communicated directly with you and Glynn County Public Information Officer Matthew Kent about errors, omissions, and other problems I noticed. In the hope you will soon distribute a revised edition, let me offer a few comments, suggestions, and corrections:
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