A Gentle Suggestion for Mike Bloomberg, who wants to “Get It Done”

So Mike Bloomberg will be in the debate tomorrow night, that's new news. Here's a suggestion for Mike to "get it done" (Probably just a thought experiment, but maybe....) Take the billions he’s budgeted for his vanity campaign— divide the assets into two piles, one half to dedicated to attack/counter-misinformation ads and social media deployed … Continue reading A Gentle Suggestion for Mike Bloomberg, who wants to “Get It Done”

Sunday morning reflections on an important week for CCSD

CCSD and Athens Education friends: In the holiday week's swirl of information and conjecture about the current state of things in the governance of our local public schools, I think this most recent article in the Flagpole from a few days ago has not received appropriate attention: https://berto.fyi/33FiLOg Blake Aued is in his nothing-but-the-facts mode … Continue reading Sunday morning reflections on an important week for CCSD

Questions I’d Like to Ask at Tonight’s School Board Meeting, November 21, 2019

Due to a volunteer opportunity, I won’t be there for the school board meeting tonight (but I guess I'll watch it on YouTube sometime tomorrow). I hope many other people go and participate in this ket local part of American democracy, the school board responsible for the most important public task of all— educating the … Continue reading Questions I’d Like to Ask at Tonight’s School Board Meeting, November 21, 2019

November 10, 2019– Dedication of Cobbham Triangle Park

Today is a big day for the Cobbham neighborhood:  the Cobbham Triangle Park is being dedicated after a couple of years of intensive planning and work to make something pretty special out of an oft-overlooked small piece of land in our midst. It was worth the trouble, believe me. A quick search only led me … Continue reading November 10, 2019– Dedication of Cobbham Triangle Park

AthHalf reflections from 3 years ago trying to motivate myself for the one just 13 days away (written October 2016)

Yesterday was the seventh annual AthHalf, the signature event of AthFest Educates, the local charity that infuses our schools with enhanced arts and music opportunities for Athens schoolchildren.  And major kudos to Jill Helme and her whole team at AthFest Educates for the work they do all year, not just in June and October AthHalf … Continue reading AthHalf reflections from 3 years ago trying to motivate myself for the one just 13 days away (written October 2016)