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Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10:00 pm

Donna DeMartino, the CEO and general manager of the San Joaquin Regional Transit District, is here to talk about the RTD. She was recently named the Transportation Manager of the Year. She is a fellow of the Eno Transportation Foundation. She serves on the California Transit Association's Executive Committee and in general is one of the very high mugwumps of the world of transportation.

She is also easy on the eyes and is a nice person to say the very least. She is probably the most knowledgeable hotshot in the whole transportation field in California, if not the whole country. It's a lucky thing she pays her taxes or Obama would steal her from us and make her the transportation secretary for the whole nation.

Last week was one of the most interesting meetings Eric Daegling has brought us in months. He made the comment last week to avoid public transportation of any kind because of the possibility of contracting Swine Flu by having a fellow passenger so afflicted go through the trouble of sneezing right into your open mouth.

Next week, Nick Lynch will be here to introduce his motivation seminar. He is good and he has an enthusiastic following, so be here or be sorry. You can check him out at http://www.getrealworkshop.com">www.getrealworkshop.com.

Most of what we are in terms of success is a function of our attitudes. You can be as successful as you can picture, but you have to picture it before you can see it.

I learned that from a guru high up on a Tibetan mountainside. I was there the afternoon the Beatles visited and it was interesting to be able to find out some pretty fantastic stuff. The guru said we could ask the Beatles anything and what we asked for would come about. Instead of asking how to get obscenely rich, like a dummy I asked Paul how to play the guitar left-handed.

There will be a golf tournament at Lockeford in lieu of the regular noon meeting next week. I am still disappointed I didn't ask the guru how to play golf well into my late 70s. He just said, "Do you mean 70s as in temperature or strokes?" I said, "in years." He said, "Keep your head down and swing slowly, my son."

I said something totally unenlightened.

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