“I compute it to be an ionic directional probe searching for receiving outlets.” Robot from the 60’s television show Lost in Space.
Now if that isn’t the weirdest start of a column and I have no idea at all where it might have come from. Unfortunately for me that means I am probably older than I think I am solely based on that television show. Science fiction is something I love, maybe even more than science itself but cyberspace exists today and even the local government in Windham is having issues in dealing with it. I would love to have a website and used to be on Facebook but just gave up dealing with what goes with all of that. The Windham town councilors held a workshop on 6 February and one of the discussions at the end of the meeting was about communications because they are still looking for receiving outlets, in other words, we the people of Windham.
Some, like me, stay tuned to what our government at any level is doing and others just prefer to be totally tuned out in order to stay happy. Some are so tuned out that they believe the need neither for government nor a military force of any type. I have to suppose that they have never been to places where Americans are targets and the more the merrier as far as that goes with our enemies. Don’t even begin to believe if we put our guns down that they will do exactly the same. I stay tuned in because when I was in the military for 20 years I realized that many things would have an effect on where I was stationed and what I was going to do and that was during the so-called time of peace between wars.
The same reasons also keep me tuned to what our local and state governments are up to. In the end whatever they do can seriously drain my wallet and I can tell you it’s a fact I love my money more than they do, maybe. I would state that some town councilors would place us in debt forever and personally believe that they are doing the best thing that they could ever do. They’re not unlike the members of the U.S. Congress that successfully put another half of a trillion dollars on the national debt. After all, it’s not their money is it? Sorry I drifted off the subject for a minute but that’s just another reason to watch what any level of government is up to.
So I will journey back to cyberspace, that place that reminds me of the beginning of each episode of The Twilight Zone where Rod Serling stated: “It is a dimension as vast as space and timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge.” It is my opinion that the disconnect between the citizens of Windham and their local government might not be as bad as what they councilors fear. Maybe that fear is based on what some town councilors believe is best for the town or even themselves as far as that goes. I, for sure, have no problem gathering any information that I either need or want but then again my military experiences probably pay a large role in gathering that information and making sure it’s the truth to the best of my knowledge.
I scan the ads in newspapers, especially the Public Notice section of larger papers, to see what is happening with the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals as well as public notices for public hearings the town council is going to be holding. I scan the agenda for upcoming meetings once it is posted. It would be nice if we knew what the town council agenda was going to be doing a couple of weeks in advance. It would give the councilors more time to study complex issues in order to make correct decisions.
Lane Hiltunen of Windham believes the Town of Windham needs a new website with some pizzazz.