The Isle of Atheists?
What do you notice as you drive or walk around the island every Christmas? No snow? Of course. But also no Christmas lights, or at least not very many of them.
Why are there so few houses with lights on them?
Is the IOP full of atheists? Muslims? Jews? No wait, Zoroastrians?
Of course not. The reason there are so few lights is that no one lives here. The homes on the IOP are 1/3 owner occupied. An empty house is not going to decorate itself.
Which brings me to my question. If there are so few of us living here, why can’t we get the kind of city we want to live in?
Why won’t our councilmembers do something about the congestion on Palm Blvd? (Which, by the way, is only going to get worse?)
Why does council take care of the rich investors on Ocean Blvd but not the rest of us?
Why do we have to pay to launch our boats from a ramp we bought and own?
Why aren’t we guaranteed a parking spot at the marina that we bought and own?
Why can’t we have a nicer business district that appears to this writer to be mainly focused on maximizing parking?
I could go on, but this is Christmas time. If you have anything you would like to add to the list, hit the reply button.