Here it is June 10th and I am finally starting back on my blog. Much has happened since I last wrote, but I'm not going to use my first blog boring you with long-winded updates. So let’s just tell you the condensed version of the two months or so:
I shaved my head.
John moved to
Russ and I moved to
We have had a phenomenal Spring and beginning of Summer here in
My brother Mike and his wife Yolanda gave birth to Gloria Elena Whalen on
End of updates.
As I’m sure is the case for most cities,
The skaters had a great skate park down on
The city is currently building another skate park to help with the problem, but the skate park isn’t all the convenient to the downtown area. Since many skaters use their boards as transportation, putting a park out of the way isn’t going to help them any. Many people have written into a local paper complaining about the skaters and comparing them to “outlaw bikers". Are you kidding me? Talk about generalizing. That’s like saying all people with tattoos are like outlaw bikers. It makes no sense. I know plenty of people who ride skate boards who also hold down good jobs and pay their bills. They’re not out there trying to be outlaws or hoodlums. They just want to skate.
So how about the city building them a skate park in a convenient location? Like maybe down on the waterfront or on the state pier? Are their rogue skaters? (I love that term I just invented). Yeah there are, but there are rogue members of every single microcosm wandering the
Maybe the city should be more aggressive and issue tickets to those few “rogue skaters” who do cause problems. It would deter others from causing problems. Also, does the city really need to spend $6,000 on cobblestones to curtail a few skaters? Wouldn’t that money be better spent on a new skate park closer to the
(And for the record, I do NOT ride a skate board. I can barely stand on one in a stationary position without almost killing myself. So, this is not a self-serving post, just my observation.)