Friday I added Upstream: The Quest To Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath to the Recommended Reading List.
Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE Center. This is primarily a business book but among other things government should be in the problem prevention/solving business. The subtitle pretty much tells it all; the book is about attacking the cause of problems not their results.
I hate to steal from an author I do not like (I’m in the minority in that opinion) but today’s article could be called a tale of two cities: Richmond, Virginia and Washington D.C. As fate would have it they are both a relatively short drive north of me and I journey through Richmond on my way to metro Washington a couple of times a year. Enough about me; let’s explore the politics. Continue reading Just North Of Me
From a childhood expression to and adult feeling of inadequacy; those are the two geneses of today’s somewhat rambling article. Let’s explore. Continue reading Who Died And Left You Boss, Etc.?
Although there was an inside baseball tipping point, there are a variety of reasons I resigned my position as Franklin County (NC) Democratic Party Chair in 2014. Among them is that I am now a totally free agent and able to endorse contested Democrats. Deborah Ross will have one or more opponents in the March 15th North Carolina Democratic primary for the United States Senate and she will win. My hope is that she goes on to defeat incumbent Republican Senator Richard Burr in the November general election! Continue reading The Endorsement Of Deborah Ross