What a refreshing change to read Shanti Emerson’s column on The Union’s Op-Ed page instead of the typical yammering, grumpy, “get of my lawn,” “anti-this,” “anti-that” diatribes that dominate its pages. (You know who you are).
I’ve gotten to know Shanti over the years (I think we first met at an event at The Center for the Arts), and I have always appreciated her “glass is half full” approach to life, not just our region. I’ve enjoyed meeting her partner, Jivat, too. A very interesting man.
Some excerpts from Shanti’s column:
-“I sold my San Francisco Victorian and bought a ranch style house on Banner. I have always been grateful for that choice.”
-“Music? Of course, all over the place.”
-“Then there is the Nevada County Fair with bands, magicians, paintings, photographs, carnival rides, rodeos, quilts, canned fruits, and animals raised by FFA students, and most of all, Treat Street to get our favorite baked potato, corn dog or chicken teriyaki.”
-“More? Yes, look at all the organizations one can join … interest groups, international service clubs, local nonprofits like Utah’s Place or Women of Worth.”
Then I read the regular disclaimer on The Union’s column and it made me laugh out loud: “Shanti Emerson is a Nevada County resident and a member of The Union Editorial Board. Her opinions are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board or its members.”
No kidding! LOL.