Time Out For Some Good Reading in Other Patches

Escape from Alcatraz, escape with a metal sign and some thoughts about freedom.

Decision makers passed three budgets Tuesday night, all of significance to local folks: the Concord City Council, the Mount Diablo school board and, of course, the California state Legislature.

As an editor and writer, I sometimes get carried away with sentences and sentences about expenditures and revenues, the general fund and the more specific funds. I know some readers think I do, too. So I thought this would be a good day to point out good reading on some of our neighbor Patches.

Over at Clayton Patch, It seems Chief Dan Lawrence donned the wetsuit and competed in the 19th annual Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim.

At Lamorinda Patch, there’s good reading and good viewing. In Moraga, the police have an APB out for the miscreant who took the wrench to four security bolts and ran off with the sign that gives the rules for the skate park. And of some skateboard magic with it.

And if you’re more of a philosophical bent today, I would send you to . On the brink of a holiday weekend, she comes at the notion of personal freedom from a few different directions.

If you haven’t discovered this fun toy to bounce to other Patches, go to the upper right of Patch and click on ‘Change Towns.’

You can go a few miles to Clayton or you can go across the continent to Concord, Mass., which was where Henry David Thoreau explored the notion of freedom 165 years ago. He had a cabin on Walden Pond, — I know this because I read it in Concord Patch. 

J.D. O'Connor June 30, 2011 at 11:42 PM
Hey, thanks for visiting, Lance! Drop by any time! LamorindaPatch


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