I’ve been quiet for some time and I apologize for that . . . work has been good and keeping me busy . . . which is a good thing.
No guarantees, but I hope to be back more regularly with Doraville and surrounding community updates and news.
I do want to make something very clear. I presently do not serve on the Doraville City Council. Nor do I have any intentions, at present, of returning to Public Office. I thoroughly enjoyed most of my 6 years serving the many amazing residents and businesses in our city, but it is time for other leaders from the Northwoods community to lead our city.
That being said, the door is not permanently closed, and should my circumstances or the environment change over the next few months or years, I may re-evaluate my position.
Finally, I also want to be clear that my blog is MY BLOG. It does not represent the city, any elected official, or any other resident or business but me. When I post information, it represents my best efforts at researching a particular point of view and presenting my opinion, with hopefully pros and cons and evidence to back up my position.
I don’t do well with emotional arguments, ad hominen attacks, here-say, rumor, innuendo, or statement of “facts” without any supporting evidence. So my points typically focus of fact-based documents and research to substantiate any point-of-view I may be supporting.
Perhaps I am wired differently, but I want to find the good in situations and set people, business, and the city for success and not failure. I also believe in the adage of praise in public and criticize in private.
That being said, occasions will arise when it is necessary to publicly criticize individuals, proposed developments, legislation, etc. . . . I apologize in advance for those negatives when they arise and can assure you that I would much rather find fun and exciting things to blog about. Perhaps my nickname of being the chair of the Rose Colored Glasses Brigade is true . . . but I truly believe that you get more accomplished when you find positives to rally around and work out the negatives vs. rallying around the negatives and ignoring the positives.
Thanks . . . and let’s make 2015 a truly remarkable one!