"DID YOU MISS ME? Quick update, I ran, I fell, I broke my leg and ankle. Old dog, new trick. As Anna brightly added, At least you are not dead, Daddy. My mother chimed in her two cents worth, What, did you forget you were 43? Which proves there is nothing so bad that a little additional guilt won't help. But, I am not back to write about me as usual. I am genuinely excited about a recent happening in Kingston. It is called leadership. LEADERSHIP: I am talking about the North Kitsap School District Bond proposal In the days of yore, the school district would accept a citizen committee's recommendation, which is based on what our children need. The district would study it carefully and then toss it. Bonds would be proposed based on what the District thinks it can pass, not what the kids need. This year the school board must be applauded for taking the main chance. Folks in North Kitsap should be genuinely excited. No huge South Kitsap-type high school. A high school in Kingston means no longer shipping our children to the land of lutefisk. LEADERSHIP II. Notice also that when the North Kitsap School Board makes a bold decision that other good things start to pop up. Kitsap County, through Chris Endresen, suddenly commits to the possibility of a community/joint use facility. There is no guarantee, but I am willing to bet that the opportunity for adult education and learning here in Kingston will dramatically increase. LEADERSHIP III. There are many things we cannot control, but this bond proposal will keep elementary schools small. What's it all mean? My theory is that we will all spend this bond money sometime. The choice now is to step up and build a positive future with a long-term plan or we go back to passing a bunch of Band-Aid bonds. If you wish to help contact the North Kitsap Citizen's for Quality Schools, P.O. Box 1315, Poulsbo, WA 98370 or at If you value my judgment, please vote for this bond. If you do not value my judgement, please take your time to make an informed decision. The actual cost is pennies on the dollar. Really! Finally, many thanks to the North Kitsap School Board for its leadership and courage. "

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