Sunday, July 27, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Bob Dunning: Let he who has no loaves cast the first dime

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From page A2 | July 11, 2014 |

HELP OR HARM? … as the debate rages on over whether we should individually help the poor in this town or let official “organizations” carry the load, I received a thoughtful guided missive from my friend Bruce on the Bird Streets … writes Bruce: “While I appreciate your concern for the plight of homeless people, a quotation from Matthew does not justify ignoring the advice of the police to refrain from handing money to homeless people.” …

The First Amendment protects my right to freely associate with whomever I wish … if I wish to buy a person a meal or offer him a small amount of cash for a specified need, that’s my right … and it’s your right not to do so … yes, I realize everyone has a favorite story about being “conned” by someone who says he needs the money to visit his ailing grandmother and instead uses it to visit the University of Beer before driving away in his BMW, but life is full of risks …

Adds Bruce: “Jesus did not recommend contributions in cash.” … at least not in the brand of cash with George Washington’s picture on it … then again, when you can take a couple of loaves of bread from Nugget and a fish or two from Putah Creek and feed all of Central Park on a crowded Wednesday evening, who needs cash? …

YOU LIGHT UP MY NIGHT … those wishing to compare the new brighter-than-daylight street lights with the old mellow-yellow streetlights can see them both in operation at the same time and from the same spot in my humble neighborhood … just park on East Eighth Street at Hunt Way (between J and K) … on the north side of East Eighth, right across the street from where Hunt Way comes in, is one of the new lights … trust me, you can’t miss it … if you then look southbound along the west side of Hunt Way, the first light you’ll see is one of the old ones … the contrast is dramatic …

Some like the new, some like the old, some don’t care much one way or the other … but the city likely would appreciate your input … caution: traveling alone into East Davis after dark is not for the faint of heart …

MOVIE TICKETS — FREE, FREE, FREE … because I have friends in high places, I am now holding in my bare hands a stack of free tickets to the Martin Sheen/Emilio Estevez classic motion picture “The Way” … the movie will be shown as part of the quarterly Catholic Film Series on Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at the historic and beautifully restored Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento …

According to the movie promo: “Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage ‘The Way of St. James’ to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him. Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along ‘The Way,’ Tom discovers the difference between the life we live and the life we choose.” …

We watched this movie as a family one night not too long ago and found it moving, inspiring and occasionally downright funny … the people I’ve talked to who have completed “El Camino de Santiago” describe the movie as incredibly realistic and the walk itself as transformative … afterward, our kids decided it would be a wonderful family “outing” to immediately head to Spain and tackle “The Way,” all 400-plus miles of it … one day maybe we’ll do it, especially if the path has bike lanes …

If you’d like to see the movie on the 27th, just send me an email with your address and how many tickets you need and I’ll drop them in the mail pronto so you won’t have to wait in line at Will Call … and please, don’t be shy … if you need 10 tickets, just say so … if you want to bring your entire city softball team, by all means do so … no need to be Catholic … the tickets are free … all you need to do is buy your own popcorn …

— Reach Bob Dunning at bdunning@davisenterprise.net

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