It’s been a busy week as the New Year unfolds.
On Tuesday, I covered a meeting on CenturyLink’s request for a lower fine for a six-hour 911 outage in 2014. It wants to pay $2.85 million rather than the maximum fine of $11.5 million.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission will announce its decision later.
I spent three hours at the meeting taking notes.
Then that evening, I spent another hour taking notes during the president’s State of the Union address to see what he has in mind for consumers this year. I didn’t expect much from it. However, I think Pres. Obama offered important insight during this era of political rancor: Americans need to vote, speak out, and stand up for others.
He said we need every American to live a public life, adding democracy is difficult, and Americans need to do daily acts of citizenship.
I think that’s good advice, especially during this presidential election year when so much political negativity bombards us everyday.
My baby boomer blogging buddies are busy, too, as 2016 unfolds.
Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty recently had the opportunity to attend a history class called "The 1960s and Vietnam" held at the University of North Florida. You may think you know everything about the 1960s, for as Tom's beloved B told him, "It's not history – you lived through it!" But, there might be a few things about John Kennedy that you didn't know, or at didn't quite appreciate at the time.
Laura Lee Carter of the Adventures of the New Old Farts doesn’t agree with those who say blogging is a waste of time. Because Carter wrote such detailed posts, on two different blogs, about her transition from suburbia to a rustic retirement in rural Colorado, she now has most of her material already to edit together for a book.
Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting wonders if there ever was a time you could close and lock your door, leave home, and not worry about calamities happening while away. Read about her thoughts in “Leaving Home, Leaving Worry Behind.”
Linda Myers of Thoughts From a Bag Lady in Waiting thought she knew what she would be doing this winter as a volunteer, but she was mistaken. See “It’s Not What I Had in Mind” to learn what adventures unfolded for her.
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