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From Amanda’s Messy Desk: “Giant Scissors and Erasers”

Tuesday August 18th 2022
From the messy desk of Amanda Eichstaedt

Random Observations

I have not been picking up trash this summer as much as I would like to, mostly because I have been busier, now that things are picking up and we are better at coping with COVID in our lives. Curiously, I have found three erasers on the side of the road. I don’t want to read too much into that, and honestly, I only picked up one of them. Who litters an eraser? 

 Lyons’ eraser that came my way.    photo: Amanda Eichstaedt        

I inherited Lyons eraser when she retired (not that she needed one!) and I use it pretty regularly, especially during our pledge drives when we need to remove and obliterate any and all credit card information once we have taken the generous donor’s pledge gift. For my daily work, I use a pen, with no hopes of erasing.

I did say this would be somewhat random.

When the National Park Service first repainted the Red Barn it looked WAY too purple to me. I have either gotten used to the slightly different hue, or it has mellowed. Did anyone else notice that?

Have you seen KWMR’s new-ish sign? It hangs outside the door to Richard, Ian, and my office. Kudos to Alyssa for creating this masterpiece, and to Jeff for constructing the frame. 

We recently did a hike at the new Jenner Headlands Preserve. It’s a good hike with some excellent views, including of these cows. Dutch Belted cattle is what they are called. Dogs on leash are allowed, although Waylon wasn’t on this outing.I have also noticed a herd off of Point Reyes Petaluma Road. Aren’t genetics amazing?

Dutch Belted cattle at the preserve.    photo: Amanda Eichstaedt

And KWMR Board service isn’t just for kids! Might you be interested in throwing your hat into the ring and performing some radio station governance? The KWMR Board wants to hear from you!  Ask any board member, our meetings do not run long.

Youth Board Rep?
And….if you are a youth, or you know of a youth that might be interested in serving as a KWMR Youth Board Representative, please apply now for the coming school year! We had such a delightful experience with our very first Youth Board Reps – Elena Rodoni and Sophia Buckholtz, and we look forward to new reps in the fall! Application is HERE.

Thank you for reading our newsletter and for your support of KWMR!

Amanda Eichstaedt
KWMR Station Manager and Executive Director

p.s. “The Miser” is coming along beautifully. Such talent, all the way around! Hope you can make it. HERE is the info. Moliere’s tale of greed, translated and adapted by Geoff Holye, produced by Sharron Drake, and directed by David Abrams.