LETTER: Passionate people do passionate things

News Oct 21, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Testy trustee forum (Oct. 16)

I’m a senior, 75, a passionate grandfather and I attended that November meeting.  This was the second such chaotic public meeting that I had attended.  I witnessed the microphone incident. It lasted mere minutes.  Out of character, I vocalized several times, my request to hear what he who had seized the mic had to say.  Hopefully, he would make more sense then the previous school board representative.

What drove the couple to take this action? What drove me to get out of my comfy chair that dark evening and trudge up to the meeting? This was my second go-around at school closures.  My first involved my youngest son and Inverness School in 1977 and now 36 years later, I find my granddaughter is involved in a closure.

This is what parents do for their children when the system corners you in an seeming indefensible position.  The ARC was a farce.  The public meetings were a farce.  Passionate people step up to the plate and in the moment, give it their best swing.

Glenn Simpson

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Passionate people do passionate things

News Oct 21, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Testy trustee forum (Oct. 16)

I’m a senior, 75, a passionate grandfather and I attended that November meeting.  This was the second such chaotic public meeting that I had attended.  I witnessed the microphone incident. It lasted mere minutes.  Out of character, I vocalized several times, my request to hear what he who had seized the mic had to say.  Hopefully, he would make more sense then the previous school board representative.

What drove the couple to take this action? What drove me to get out of my comfy chair that dark evening and trudge up to the meeting? This was my second go-around at school closures.  My first involved my youngest son and Inverness School in 1977 and now 36 years later, I find my granddaughter is involved in a closure.

This is what parents do for their children when the system corners you in an seeming indefensible position.  The ARC was a farce.  The public meetings were a farce.  Passionate people step up to the plate and in the moment, give it their best swing.

Glenn Simpson

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Passionate people do passionate things

News Oct 21, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Testy trustee forum (Oct. 16)

I’m a senior, 75, a passionate grandfather and I attended that November meeting.  This was the second such chaotic public meeting that I had attended.  I witnessed the microphone incident. It lasted mere minutes.  Out of character, I vocalized several times, my request to hear what he who had seized the mic had to say.  Hopefully, he would make more sense then the previous school board representative.

What drove the couple to take this action? What drove me to get out of my comfy chair that dark evening and trudge up to the meeting? This was my second go-around at school closures.  My first involved my youngest son and Inverness School in 1977 and now 36 years later, I find my granddaughter is involved in a closure.

This is what parents do for their children when the system corners you in an seeming indefensible position.  The ARC was a farce.  The public meetings were a farce.  Passionate people step up to the plate and in the moment, give it their best swing.

Glenn Simpson

Hamilton Mountain