The Town of High River Alberta was hit with a disaster last week when the rains of southern Alberta initiated massive flooding throughout the area. Ever since the state of emergency was declared, they have been failing to handle the situation.
Instead of working together with the community, instead of fostering goodwill towards each other, they are abusing their new found fiefdom and threatening others who challenge their dominion. The town is rotting away, both physically and emotionally. Over 10,000 people are displaced from their homes for more than a week now, while their homes are invaded and their possessions robbed by the very people claiming to have their ‘best interests in mind’, the very people who are ‘keeping them safe’.
Rulers of High River, please see through your concerns for liability, your concerns for job descriptions, your concerns about making mistakes and let the people of the town join together and restore their neighbourhoods, restore their community and restore their sense of security.
We also read a great children’s book by Neil Gaiman today and I wanted to find it again so I looked through all Neil Gaiman’s children’s books and it wasn’t in the list. Odd. I managed to remember part of the name, and found the book with a different search: BLUEBERRY GIRL. I wonder why it’s not listed as a children’s book, and if he has done other children’s books that I won’t be able to discover too?
To round things out, earlier in the week I had read the amazing SUMMIT OF THE GODS Volume 1 and wanted to get the next volume. I was on the record for the book already so I clicked through to the author, Baku, Yumemakura., but this was the only book they had. I figured the subsequent volume wasn’t out yet, or hadn’t been acquired and was going to end my journey there when I had a feeling to try something else. I went through via the illustrator instead and there it was, Volume 2! With a duplicate entry for the author (one with birth year, one without). A fault of the MARC record, or lazy cataloguers?