I had dream after dream the other night of escaping and disappearing. Escape comes from the Latin word “excappare” which has something to do with hiding under a cloak. The definitions in the dictionary read, “To get away” and “to get free of or break away from something” and “to get and stay out of the way of something.”
“It’s evident to those of us who love Mammoth, that though ski slopes and mountain air may have brought us here, our community also needs facilities that exhilarate the mind,” says Dave McCoy, Founder of Mammoth Lakes Foundation and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
When we adults decide to become parents and have more than one kid, the consistency of splitting things evenly among the kids is in the top-10 list of what makes a decent parent. I’m not sure when the if-he-has-that-then-I-get-one-too syndrome starts and I’m sure it’s different for every gang of siblings.
I am one of the Public Arts Commission (PAC) members. I have been on the PAC since its inception. I am resigning, not out of a sense of pique over the Town Council’s decision last Wednesday to give the gateway monument project $250,000 of PAC funds, but out of a recognition of the realities of the situation.
Regarding “Pick up sticks … the really huge ones,” (Jan. 13, 2012), the Student Conservation Association is sharpening its crosscut saws and hoping to do our part to help open hiking and riding trails on the Inyo National Forest, specifically within the Mammoth Ranger District.