What is a vet? Remind your children of freedom
A vet, young and all about saving the world, so life continues as it was! Life as always! A young man signs on the dotted line, to defend our home and rights and freedom, to be free! To live freed. Remember the men who died for our rights, and young ladies as well, right alongside the men if need be!
So tonight, before you go to bed, take kids aside and explain to them about the men and ladies who died so you can be free!
Freedom is not free! Remember! We have all forgotten. Your kids need to know about the cost of their and your freedom.
A forgotten vet,
Ray Darby, Fortuna
Dream: To one day own and operate a bike shop
My name is Jonathan King, an inmate at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF), and I would like to do two things: share my involvement with the Redwood Poetry Project, and to tell my story.
I am a 43-year-old African American male. Twelve years ago, I arrived in Eureka from San Francisco. Upon my arrival I became gainfully employed. As time passed, and I started taking certain liberties, including a drug-induced relapse, my initial triumphs quickly started to wane. Bad decisions and poor choices would eventually lead to incarceration. Currently, I am doing time at the HCCF, where I’ve decided to take advantage of some of the opportunities offered through their rehabilitative system and functions. The Redwood Poetry Project in particular is my favorite class, hosted by Laura Montagna and Wil Gibson.
The Redwood Poetry Project is a creative writing class that challenges myself and others to channel energy by way of expression on paper. The Redwood Poetry Project has also helped me to regain confidence in myself, and the confidence to pursue my dreams.My dream is to one day own and operate a bike shop and a secondhand store in Eureka. My shop will provide first-class service, end some recidivism, and will be ecologically sound, giving back to the community, by helping impoverished children and the handicapped.
Jonathan King, Eureka
For heaven’s sake, people: Walk your dog on a leash
Today I passed people walking their dog off leash. It was a shepherd. They said it was okay. It was not. An off leash shepherd attacked my golden as did two off lead pit bulls at different times. Walking your dog on a leash in city limits is the law. Some people fear dogs and a dog secured on a leash makes them feel safer. Walking your dog on a leash, protects your dog from getting into trouble and it protects the dog owner from getting sued. Walking your dog off leash sets the wrong example to others. If you are going to walk your dog outside of an enclosed property, act responsibly, act like an adult, set the right example for others and for god’s sake pick up your dog’s poop and dispose of it properly. You will earn the respect of your neighbors and not their disdain.
Larry DePuy, Eureka