Title Change

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I have decided to change my title, although I’m not sure that Gladney’s by-laws allow me to do that. I recently saw a letter signed by one of our stalwart volunteers. After her name, she put “Event Chair” and “Adoptive Mom”. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So from now on, my title will be “President” and “Adoptive Dad”. Better still, the other way around.

State of the City

Friday, February 24, 2012

How refreshing and unusual to hear a political leader say “this is going well; this is not; here are our challenges; by the way, my predecessors did a fine job”. Straightforward, balanced, no blame – this was Mayor Betsy Price’s “State of the City” address (actually Q&A) in Fort Worth yesterday before an audience of 1400 at the Convention Center. Why can our local leaders be statesmanlike, but our national leaders can’t?