Waiting For Justice To Arrive While Riding The Rocky Mount Bus

I have reached the last stages of editing my third novel.  As background information, the main character, Sarah Collins, is accepted into the highly competitive  Architectural History Program at The University of Texas in Austin. Sarah's career is the touchstone for the story.  Sarah adopts a Teddy Roosevelt quote for her own purposes when she … Continue reading Waiting For Justice To Arrive While Riding The Rocky Mount Bus

City Council: Do The Right Thing – The Taxpayers Should Not Pay For The Black Lives Matter Action Committee’s Street Mural

621 Pennsylvania Ave -Ward 1 If there is as much as $20k available for a mural, that money should NOT be given to an organization that can very well pay for their own projects. Not having this kind of money, it is easier to rely on"their guys" on the Council. The laughable bit is that … Continue reading City Council: Do The Right Thing – The Taxpayers Should Not Pay For The Black Lives Matter Action Committee’s Street Mural

Terrick Pitman and Jesse Gerstl – Speak Out – About A PLAN For Historic Downtown Rocky Mount

FYI: Posting Mr. Pitman's Post From Social Media I’m glad members of the CCRP are deciding to speak out instead of taking the blame. If you take a look at the Ratio plan, which as a member of the CCRP I participated in. You will see on the front page that it was a joint … Continue reading Terrick Pitman and Jesse Gerstl – Speak Out – About A PLAN For Historic Downtown Rocky Mount

How Long Is Long Enough? Andre Knight – Ward 1 (2003-2020 and Counting) – Some Ward Photographs

These photographs are but a sample of the state of things under this long term Councilman. Don't you think Mr. Knight's expiration date is past due? Here is a  treasure of historic housing with no champion to help with things like applications for incentive money that from time to time is available from the city. … Continue reading How Long Is Long Enough? Andre Knight – Ward 1 (2003-2020 and Counting) – Some Ward Photographs

The Gospel According To The Majority Vote On The Council – OUR WILL BE DONE!

The current song, 'There Is No Difference' that is playing on the City Council music station is a clap your hands - Texas two-step - around the facts of the matter. Accreditation is Main Street America’s top prize of recognition rewarded to a local Main Street program because it has shown a commitment to the revitalization of downtown. … Continue reading The Gospel According To The Majority Vote On The Council – OUR WILL BE DONE!

There Are Members on the City Council Who Are Now ‘Exceeding The Generosity Of The Call’

When Frank Griswold became the Episcopal Bishop of Chicago, before he was elected the Presiding Bishop of the Church, he used an expression I appropriated into my  life. He talked about "Exceeding the generosity of the call." It was directed towards people who come to feel they 'own' something at church and won't let go. … Continue reading There Are Members on the City Council Who Are Now ‘Exceeding The Generosity Of The Call’