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Condos in the ecosystem

I’ve counted and at least three times a week my wife tells me that I have a “lot of nerve.” I never quite understand what she means by that but I sure am proud that I have a lot of it (which gets me into even more trouble). Then I read Anne Sanders’ letter in the Whidbey News-Times about the trail to nowhere. I think I know what my wife means now.

What stood out the most to me was Anne’s objection to the waterfront trail in regards to the ecosystem; a fragile ecosystem no less! Apparently, she feels that this trail may pose some threat to the ecosystem, being that it’s fragile and all. Furthermore, Anne, in the most noble of causes is not going to go on the trail in front of the really big condos, condos built on the beach-front, right smack in the middle of the fragile ecosystem, because she is going to respect the privacy of the condo owners.

I am left wondering how these condos help the ecosystem other than giving the people living there a good view of it (being that they are on top of it). I guess the answer is that the ecosystem is expendable so long as there is a nice view of the water.

The next time my wife tells me that I have a lot of nerve, instead of smiling and saying, “there’s more where that came from!”, I am going to apologize for whatever it is that I will do that took so much nerve.

Jimmy Sloan

Oak Harbor

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