Last night we played to about 500 people in Bristol, England. From the stage I can see people singing along to our songs; during the better-known numbers, I can hear them, too, all joining together to sing things I wrote. It’s an incredibly rewarding and validating feeling, and it happens night after night—not every night, all tours have their ups and downs—but often enough that I try to make a point to stop and reflect on it at least once a day. It’s a blessing, a huge honor and privilege.
On the island of Samos, Greece, I lived in a small hovel of a house built into the old Orthodox Church and entered from a very thin alleyway. I walked along this cobblestone passage to throw my garbage into the sea, the only way to dispose of refuse at the time.
After much collective soul-searching, the COURIER has decided to recommend a no vote on Measure PS, a $50 million bond measure to fund a new police station that will appear on the November 3 ballot. We want it known, however, that we fully support construction of a new facility.
With the vote on Measure PS looming Tuesday, many Claremonters have been quite vocal on how we all should vote. Here are the letters to the editor from this week's edition pertaining to the new police station. The election will be held Tuesday, November 3.
All around the world this week of October 24, people are celebrating the 70th birthday of the United Nations. Rising in the ashes of World War II and after the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guided by Eleanor Roosevelt, the UN has helped keep the peace and promoted human rights and development for seven decades.