Raffle for a First Responder. Way Cool stuff for the winner(s) and all for a very worth cause.
From neighbor Rick: Hey Allen,
Can you please help me get the word out for a raffle to benefit a long time friend of ours?
His name is James Romine (known the boy since high school) & he is a Sgt for the Harris Co Sheriff's dept. A couple of months back, he was diagnosed with Superior& nbsp;Canal Dehiscense, an inner ear disorder that requires brain surgery to correct. As a double whammy, the Drs also found an aneurysm during the pre-op testing. On Aug 1st, he underwent a procedure using a catheter to have the it coiled & it was discovered that he had a double aneurysm so the coil procedure did not work. He went in this past Tuesday for brain surgery to fix both problems. He is doing well & should make a full recovery. It sounds like they may even let him go home tomorrow.
Unfortunately, insurance is only going to cover 80% of the costs, so he is going to be stuck with some pretty hefty bills on a public servant salary. A raffle has been put together to help offset some of the expenses. The prize is a Stag AR-15 assault rifle or there is an alternate prize of a $1000 Visa gift card for those that do not want the rifle or cannot pass the required background check. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. The drawing date is Oct 14, 2011. If anyone is interested, they can contact me at 832-439-3319 (please leave a voicemail if no answer, I may be flying) or Sam at 832-567-1677. My email is email@example.com & Sam's firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thanks for the help & please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need any more info!
Talk to you soon!
Rick & Sam Fisher
Installment II “Tribes” Another thing I know – from years of experience changing large companies – is that there just a few keys to the functioning of all business organizations: the need for control and avoidance of accountability are a couple of the more important psychological ones. Those who gravitate to positions of power almost always have a high need for control. And, they are usually willing to consume enormous amounts of energy to stay in control. They are our leaders. Nothing is different in CLS – we love having those people so the rest of us can party, drink, ride our golf carts, etc. And, not go to Council meetings. Of course, it is best when those folks in power have the same views you have; the problem surfaces when those folks in control differ in view. The rub in CLS is that we have seven tribes and decisions must be made that affect all. All the tribes have their own radical control freaks perfectly willing to make those decisions. You are probably saying, “So does the nation.” Well there are differences. The nation is huge and has a slow bureaucracy. We can balance the nation by throwing “the bums” out every 2-4 years. The pendulum can swing back and forth slowly and the nation – as we experience it down in the trenches - will still stay relatively steady over the long haul. Not so in CLS. Things can change in weeks – without some of the tribes even aware of the change.
I guess the election is getting close I’m seeing Bill Young for Sheriff posters in the neighborhood. Hopefully we’ll hear more about the investigation real soon. This needs to be over with but I don’t see us getting over this until May. But that’s just me.
A precious little Texas girl, with two missing teeth, walks into Pet Smart and asks the owner, "Excuthe me mithter, do you have any widdle wabbits?"
As his heart melts, he gets down on his knees so that he's on her level and asks,
"Do you want a widdle white wabbit, or a thoft and fuwwy bwack wabbit, or maybe one like that cute widdle bwown wabbit over there?"
She, in turn, blushes, rocks on her heels, crosses her arms,
Leans forward and says;
"I don't think my python weally gives a thit."