We all owe unlimited thanks to Paul Davis (LICA treasurer and Tome editor) and his trusty Brown Betty email alert service for so quickly sending out information, day in, day out — not just about the ferry but other island events, needs and alerts. People on both the island and mainland know that Paul’s the go-to person for rapid island communications.
In Japan, people like Paul who use their extraordinary skills and energies to create and maintain traditional, highly-valued skills are officially designated as ‘National Treasures’.
In that spirit, I nominate Paul Davis to be our first designated ‘Lummi Island Treasure’ for using and adapting his skills and energies over many, many years to foster clear, accurate, civil, reliable and timely communications in the service of all things Lummi Island.
In these times when most ‘communications’ are no more than meaningless, pushy, hyper-excited or self-serving sound-bites, Paul’s dedication to providing honest island communications to all is a model and a tradition for us to follow and preserve into the future.
PS If you do not yet receive Paul’s Brown Betty email service, you can join up by phoning Paul, asking him at a LICA meeting, or emailing him at TheTome@lummiislandcable.com. You will need to pay for your Tome subscription, though – Brown Betty only visits those who are paid up.