Your Civic Duty
By Dawn McFarland
Get involved in your professional associations
I just got a jury duty request in the mail today. There was a time I was excited to get those. I love the idea behind a fair trial with a “jury of your peers.” My civics teacher at Nordhoff High School (RIP Warren Glaser) — one of my favorite teachers ever — made such an impression on me about my responsibilities as a citizen. I truly believe we are a result of the people getting involved and making a difference, and the old cliché “you can either be part of the problem or part of the solution” is true.