By Gary Nelson | East Valley Tribune
In ancient China, seers sought to foretell the future by studying cracks in heat-stressed animal bones. Smart seers learned to hedge their bets; vague forecasts had a better chance of pleasing the emperor than precise ones.
While it’s true that art of foretelling the course of human events hasn’t improved much in the past 4,000 years, we can at least say, without the resorting to oracle bones, that in 2018 the East Valley will endure immeasurable decibels of noise from politicians and jackhammers.
The politicians will be jostling for office from city halls to the nation’s capital. The jackhammers will punctuate work on multimillion-dollar projects that continue to transform the growing region’s physical face.