There is a delicious irony in your article “Civic report: La Jolla Shores Association, June 13” (June 21, Page 4).
As the “minimize government” chorus increases in volume nationwide (with many loud voices in La Jolla), the situation in the Shores provides a perfect example of what happens when government is minimized: people do whatever they please. Loud ice-cream trucks playing brain-worm music all day? Pushcart operators traversing the park? Proliferation of scuba and kayak companies transforming what was once a peaceful residential area? Welcome to the world of untrammeled free enterprise!
And then there are the actions of individuals and groups: overnight camping, cars blocking the street, rowdy behavior, litter. Personal liberty in action! If government is the problem, how can it be that the problems in the Shores are mushrooming out of control?
Minimize government? Be careful what you wish for — you just might get it. It appears that the Shores already has.
— David Rearwin, La Jolla
Downsizing is a common dilemma
Dear Ms. Josefowitz:
I really enjoyed reading your column on downsizing (“Downsizing — we all gotta do it,” June 21, Page 6), and you nailed it, as you do other columns — many thanks.
I copied your article for my sister. Her kids think it’s time for her and her husband to downsize and move from Rancho Bernardo to Orange County to be closer to them. I brought the article to the Old Globe and let her read it in quiet before the show. She loved it too. She and her German husband, the highly organized one, have been going through everything and pretty much taking your advice. On the other hand, I keep asking God to keep me alive until I can at least clear the clutter in one room and leave a note: “This is really me.”
“Now all you have to do is decide to do it,” you wrote. That will be my mantra — but we know talk is cheap, right? A former student of mine made a poster for our classroom: “Procrastination is the thief of time.”
Keep on writing. You’re an inspiration.
— Sandy Lippe, University City