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Posted on September 14 at 1:03 a.m.
I applaud the folks that fought for years for this barrier to be built. No one ever claimed that it would be 100% effective - a person dead-set on suicide is going to accomplish it one way or another. But, research shows that such barriers do help prevent opportunistic suicides when an attractive method presents itself. Barriers buy time for further reflection and possible intervention. Of course, it is virtually impossible to judge how many suicide-prone people are deterred from suicide by a particular barrier, but studies show that barriers do make a difference.Excellent article with links to sources and studies:http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives...also: http://theconversation.edu.au/can-bar...John Douglas
On First Cold Spring Bridge Suicide Since New Barrier
Posted on September 12 at 12:54 a.m.
excellent review of an excellent production; I laughed the whole way through - way over the top personalties with pronounced world-weariness & second-time-around insecurities resulting in disaster-inducing stubbornness slice and dice their way through high camp witticisms, with a few seemingly classic Cowardian maxims thrown in for good measure. Clever character development by the playwright creates mirrored images between the couple combinations. Kudus to director Andrew Barnicle, the expert cast, set designers and tech crew. Rubicon does it again.
On <em>Private Lives</em> Reviewed
Posted on August 17 at 8:11 p.m.
I like Starshine, and Gary Linker is a good guy too.
On Family Car Decals
Posted on August 17 at 8:02 p.m.
Congrats, Das. Keep up the good work looking out for all the people. It is fashionable these days to blame all our financial woes on public employee unions and pensions. The real culprits are the super-rich and big corporate tax cheats, outsourcers of assets and jobs, and the beneficiaries of tax and public subsidy policies.
On Das Gets First Chairmanship
Posted on August 1 at 12:27 a.m.
I enjoyed the play too. Correction on the photo caption:left-right: Emily, Rachelle, Cybele, Gitte
On <em>Postmortem</em> at Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre
Posted on July 30 at 11:37 p.m.
Susan works hard for our community, and deserves re-election. She is a winner!
On Susan Epstein Files for Goleta School Board
Posted on July 6 at 2:58 p.m.
I saw the play at the outdoor theater in Solvang last night - must see. Very funny, and I couldn't count the malapropisms - they come fast and furious, and I was laughing too hard anyway. Eric Stein as Sir Anthony Absolute has got to be the funniest tall guy on the planet.
On <em>The Rivals</em>
Posted on June 27 at 1:51 a.m.
Congrats to Ryan for a gutsy series of races. If it's the same Ryan Martin who graduated from DPHS two years ago, he's got a great singing voice too. A great young man and a true winner.
On Martin Comes Up One Place Short in Torrid 800 Meters
Posted on May 11 at 12:28 a.m.
Wow - the school district is short of funds to hire teachers, but is spending taxpayer money on this distraction?
On Drug-Sniffing Dogs Coming Soon to a School near You
Posted on April 16 at 3:57 a.m.
The books are supposed to be pretty good. The movie? Theseus/Minotaur meets Truman Show meets Lord of Flies meets all those moronic survivor "reality" shows. Pretty ho hum.
On Are We There Yet?