January 16, 2013
No to Tokul Roundabout
My mother was a spiritual leader in our Snoqualmie Tribe. I come from many who have worked before me to carry teachings from our culture.
Respect is foremost. Living your culture and teachings is another. I have, in my lifetime, dedicated my time and energy and spirit to preserving, protecting and celebrating the great gift of the creator, Snoqualmie Falls, “For All People, For All Time.”
Last evening, I addressed the Snoqualmie City Council, asking them to delay a vote that would initiate the process toward the construction of the Tokul Roundabout. This expensive and poorly planned “improvement” will greatly impact the area that is Snoqualmie Falls. It will open the door for further development.
Backdoor deals and insincere, too late apologies by city officials belie the bridge building that is still needed for this valley to prosper in a coordinated and respectful manner that will benefit us all. Our futures are intertwined in ways that demand that we find a better way to create the future, building relationships and partnerships honoring the history of Snoqualmie Falls.
I am asking those with ears to hear, to really pay attention to what the city government is doing in the name of its citizens.
Snoqualmie Falls is like no other. It is recognized nationally and globally as a sacred place and deserves consideration and respect by the city of Snoqualmie – not misuse as a pawn in a revenue ploy. There are some things that have nothing to do with money. They are the most important in our lives.
Lois Sweet Dorman
The word “hurry” means to move or cause to move with speed or haste, rush.
How many times have you used or heard someone else use the word “hurry” in a sentence? Probably too many times to count.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
Here’s your hat, what’s your hurry?
Take your time going, hurry back.
Can’t talk now, in a hurry.
I hurried over as fast as I could.
Here’s a list of what I need. Don’t rush. No hurry.
If you weren’t in such a hurry in the first place, we wouldn’t have to go back. Now we’ll be late.
Burning daylight. Better hurry before it gets dark.
Hurry up slowpoke.
If you are one of those people who are always hurrying, why not do what I do.
Set your clocks and watches 10 minutes later than the real time. It really works!
Hurrying only leads to worrying. So don’t worry, be happy!