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*A WHOLE NOTHER THING:
A selection of words from my vast vocabulary, including the ubiquitous "the," the always versatile "and," and the more obscure "incontrovertible," arranged in frequently meaningful, sometimes profound, yet often pedestrian sentences and statements, designed with one goal in mind-- that being, to communicate; keeping in mind the oft-used bromide, "Never use two words when one will do the same job as two or more words would have done, unless you just want to take up space and sound important," which is, I must concede, too often a secret objective of mine indeed. And yet, now, the secret is out.




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Friday, February 22, 2008

Letter Carrier Chopping Trees

Here's a "Letter to the Editor" that I emailed The Oregonian, regarding the Vancouver mail carrier (in the news) who took it upon himself to "trim" some trees that were hanging too low in the street:

It is unfortunate that the Vancouver letter carrier who whacked the low branches on trees that were encroaching on the street, didn't call the city and complain of the violations. Now the media is portraying the homeowners who were in violation of city code as hapless victims, which they are not; it isn't that simple. Of course the carrier handled the problem in the wrong way. He should be disciplined. But no one is mentioning that there are city codes that require a height limit on trees over streets and sidewalks. If branches were hitting his mail truck, they were clearly in need of trimming-- and that is the responsibility of the homeowner. The fact that the branches were nowhere near a mailbox is irrelevant. Homeowners have a duty to keep their trees trimmed so that they meet city code.

Matt

[Blogger's note: As far as I know, this letter to the editor was not published by The Oregonian.]


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