Perhaps it was the generally balmy weather we've had since the beginning of the year that sent me into an early and prolonged spring fever. At first, it was a flightiness that didn't allow me to focus on any one topic. I considered wading into the matter of two-too-many 7-Eleven stores being allowed in town, then cast that aside when Anita Brenner beat me to the punch in her column. Should I riff on the wildlife sightings (one bear and numerous coyotes) reported to me by friends? No, there wasn't anything new to say other than, um, please encourage your neighbors not to leave food outdoors that might entice them.
One might wonder the point of today's brief missive. Well, primarily it's to let you know I'm still around, observing life in La Cañada and its environs, if more quietly than usual. There might be weeks when I'll pass on writing a column due to space, time or, yes, mood constraints. But please keep in mind that my inbox awaits your ideas and suggestions. Should you have the goods on some fascinating locals doing interesting things, please send them our direction.
I am making a little headway out of my funk: My plan for next week is to highlight the endeavors of some former students of a longtime La Cañada High art teacher, the now-retired Karen Mealiffe, who clued us in about their activities. Unless, of course, something else catches my fickle eyes.
CAROL CORMACI is managing editor of the Valley Sun. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.