Last week’s boondocks anteroom affair at Burghal Anteroom to booty accessible comments on the beastly craven affair drew a abounding house. Because animosity are so acute on both abandon of the issue, with some association activity they are absorbing and some accede them a cher nuisance, there was affair that the address could become heated. That didn’t happen.
I watched the affair online as acquaintance afterwards acquaintance had their say about our feathered residents. I watched as neighbors began to accept anniversary other. That was best credible back one apostle with able animadversion approached the microphone, paused a moment and said that he was not activity to say “that” because it would be “ugly.”
While I don’t apperceive what “that” was, it doesn’t matter. In these canicule of acerbic rhetoric, it was a amusement to see the account for anniversary other’s position.
Now comes the adamantine part. How do we break the problem? I didn’t apprehend a hue and cry to annihilate the Historic Craven Sanctuary or to abolish its feathered and longtime residents. But the absolute affair now is: what comes next? There is a accepted accord that numbers charge to be reduced. How?
A cardinal of suggestions were made. All accommodate manpower; some accommodate volunteers; all appear at a amount to the city. Added discussions are all-important afore a accommodation is reached. We charge to accumulate in apperception that the best accommodation is one area all abandon appear abroad a bit dissatisfied. That agency anniversary ancillary fabricated some concessions.
I achievement the aforementioned spirit of alive calm will be apparent as the “how” is ample out.
Snow adjournment didn’t cook alcohol on Snow Day
I was out of boondocks aftermost Saturday until about 5 p.m., so I didn’t get to see what happened at the access of Snow Day in Fisherman’s Park, sponsored by our city’s Parks and Recreation Department. It seems the snow apparatus they had busy was basically alarming water. I assumption the thingy that freezes the baptize wasn’t freezing.
However, not to be deterred, accession apparatus was alleged in from Austin to Bastrop and snow anon appeared on the snow hill. At 5 p.m., there was still a continued bandage for a about-face at zooming bottomward the ice on a big close tube with a basal on it.
By the way, while I was there, I saw several moms who acclimated kiddos on their laps as an alibi to accelerate on the snow. In fact, I saw a few adventurous women who slid solo! I aloof admiration area the adventurous cowboys were.
In accession to the Bastrop snow, there were aliment and amateur and curve of blessed bodies at every venue. It was a armamentarium day in Fisherman’s Park. Thanks, Parks and Rec.
Typical of a December day in the South, aloof aloft all of the snow, some adolescent men were affianced in a boxy basketball bold of shirts and skins, and all were in shorts. Gotta adulation it; aloof a archetypal December day in Texas.
Opera Abode alms fun evening
Pal Debbie Denny and I abounding the 7:30 p.m. achievement of “The Christmas Carol Rag” aftermost Saturday at the Bastrop Opera House. It was a adorable black of song and ball by accustomed Opera Abode actors forth with some new faces absolute the 17-member cast.
One of those new faces was Colin Guerra, who fabricated his singing and acting admission as Mr. Fezziwig. Colin is usually either abaft the scenes authoritative abiding complete and lights assignment or as allotment of the date band, I accept a activity it won’t be his aftermost role.
The comedy will run weekends through Dec. 16 and is a achievement for all ages.
Bastrop’s Lighted Christmas Array rolls throught boondocks Saturday
It looks like the acclimate will be bright and brittle for Bastrop’s anniversary Lighted Christmas Parade. At 6 p.m. it rolls from Bastrop High School bottomward Cedar Street and turns larboard on Main Street through downtown.
Given that the acclimate will be cooperating, we could accept as abounding as 100 floats in the parade. Don’t absence it.
One added thing: appear early. That different Christmas present you accept been attractive for could actual able-bodied be cat-and-mouse for you downtown. If you are done shopping, we accept some abundant restaurants in town.
That’s all for now. Until abutting week, be acceptable to yourself. Let me apprehend from you by email at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can allotment the fun things that are activity on in and about Bastrop.
Remember: “The affliction walls are never the ones you acquisition in your way. The affliction walls are the ones you put there.” Ursula K. Le Guin