Wednesday, August 24, 2011

War still going, crosses still standing

I received the following e-mail from the ever-vigilant, tireless activist, John Stephens:

"Lots of people still have their crosses up. I estimate about 30 are still left out of the original 80."

I've seen a few of them around town, John. It touches me.

For those of you who haven't been to see the crosses in Lafayette. You can see a street view on Google Maps. The address is 3596 Deer Hill Road. I'll try a link:,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8085607ca3fa8f85:0xf928585d03e46927,Lafayette,+CA&gl=us&ei=iD9VTt-cKOvYiAKAjq3-DA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAg

If you'll make the trip, I promise you won't forget it. There's no substitute for real (i.e. non-virtual) reality.

I lived in Lafayette about 20 (yikes) years ago. While you're in the area, you might want to reflect with a walk around the Lafayette Reservoir.* You could also fish or rent a row boat and enjoy a picnic lunch and bird songs. Or you may prefer one of the many restaurants near Golden Gate Way and a window-shopping stroll down Mt. Diablo Blvd.

*The daily entry fee to the park is $6.00. Discounts for seniors and disabled persons are available also. To save $6, you can park down the hill and around the corner on Risa Road, then hike up the hill, maybe a mile. It's 1/2 flat, 1/2 steep and all shady. Definitely easier than living in Kandahar or Baghdad or...

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