In case you missed the recent News Tribune story titled “Tillicum steps up to support youth,” I wanted to give you a second chance to learn what David Anderson and his band of Tillicum parents are doing for our Tillicum youth.
For decades, David Anderson and I have suffered with each other’s opposing opinions on most issues. Mr. Anderson and I can almost never agree on anything.
From my vantage point, Mr. Anderson spends most of his life in the negative area of the opinion continuum, always talking about what is wrong in our city. I spend mine in the positive end of the opinion continuum, recognizing that there are problems in our city, but also observing what is right in our city. If City of Lakewood officials do something that deserves criticism, then let’s hear it and see if we can fix it. Conversely I have the impression that, Mr. Anderson believes our city never does anything right.
The fact that I disagree with Mr. Anderson 95% of the time does not prevent me from supporting Mr. Anderson when we do agree. I must do that for his work with Tillicum youth in helping to organize The Tillicum Crushers baseball team.
Mr. Anderson, thank you for being a constructive voice and positive force related to supporting our young people.
Mr. Anderson is not a “Johnny-come-lately” to supporting kids and baseball. He was a guest on one of my The Sheriff’s Report TV shows in May, 2001. I have included the clip, should you wish to enjoy a bit of Lakewood history featuring three City of Lakewood pioneers.
May 2001, was the first time I was able to agree and support Mr. Anderson. Today, April 2014, is another good day of consensus.
I know Mr. Anderson is doing good work here. If you have some extra money you can share with others, think about Mr. Anderson’s kids baseball fund. The Tillicum Crushers will appreciate your generosity.