Stepheny With Things to Talk About After ‘A Mount Rushmore 4th of July’

For me, these last days have been like a roller coaster ride from long ago Riverview in Chicago. Roller coasters are not for me. I looked forward to the Mount Rushmore celebrations, hoped for and received a patriotic fix.  One of my favorite parts of the evening were the brief stories of Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt … Continue reading Stepheny With Things to Talk About After ‘A Mount Rushmore 4th of July’

Taking the Lead From the Movie – Dave – City Government Leadership Doing The Right Thing – Part 1

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOVIE CLIP- DAVE Dave is a 1993 film about an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance to the U.S. President. To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the President goes into a coma, Dave is put in his place. This scene is a wonderful moment when Dave acts … Continue reading Taking the Lead From the Movie – Dave – City Government Leadership Doing The Right Thing – Part 1

The Time Has Come To Talk Of Many Things – Cabbages and Kings

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” ― Martin Luther There was a point in my marriage when I pondered the   philosophical question: If you don't want to do something, does that mean I can't? That is until one day it occurred to me to write down what these somethings … Continue reading The Time Has Come To Talk Of Many Things – Cabbages and Kings

Free Political Consulting – From a Main Street Bench – Stepheny Is In

  “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  Buckminster Fuller       You'll pardon the use of a political slogan that is a cliche when I say,  It's Time for a Change. As the candidates for City Council and Mayor … Continue reading Free Political Consulting – From a Main Street Bench – Stepheny Is In

The Rocky Mount Telegram – The Unfolding Story – Leads Us To A New Beginning

Today's blog post is dedicated to my tutorial professor who reminds me from time to time that my job as a writer is to set us on higher ground. This admonishment caused me to think beyond the current crisis of allegations, where we are all focused, to what comes next once the future of our city … Continue reading The Rocky Mount Telegram – The Unfolding Story – Leads Us To A New Beginning

The Rocky Mount Telegram – Making a Mess at Rush Hour!

Having a day on my own in London, I spent part of it on Charing Cross Road in and out of the bookstores that were still open in those years. I was collecting Beverley Nichols on that jaunt and imagining that at any moment I would see Anthony Hopkins coming towards me straight from one of … Continue reading The Rocky Mount Telegram – Making a Mess at Rush Hour!