I have heard all kinds of good things about Friendly Fortuna this week -- little ways that people have been touched and look forward to coming to town.
One of the most interesting was someone I can't mention. This person told me there is a business where employees like to do business in Fortuna, they look forward to it. But the company policy is they can't make public statements like that (a rule probably more for negative comments than positive, but it has grown to be both).
Isn't that interesting. We get to the point (probably from litigation) where we can't tell each other what we like or dislike about being around each other. It is like middle school, the last person you can tell you like or don't is the person you like or don't. Don't we learn what makes us friendly or not from honest feedback? And the strength to take honest criticism from each other has to be a trait of a truly friendly town or church or family that honors the diversity within it.