I was able to attend the school board meeting last night. This is the first meeting I have attended in probably a couple of months. This was also the first meeting I have attended with new board member, Mr. Doerer.
The meeting went longer than what had become normal, without any guest presentations or speakers. The reason it went longer was due to the discussion that took place, Continue reading Different Atmosphere
It is heating up in Enterprise
After all it is July in South Alabama. However the weather is not the only thing heating up. Election season is in full swing and is heating up as well. I suspect the bullying and intimidation I wrote about in The Silenced Majority has only intensified as the prospect that some are losing their grip on the reins of Enterprise has become a real possibility.
Those ominous clouds of intimidation that have existed in Enterprise for years can be rolled away if the people of Enterprise are ready to make that happen. Continue reading Ominous Clouds
I had a conversation with the Mayor the other night. It was an informative conversation, at least for me. It was an honor to talk with a true patriot who has served our country admirably for many years and is now serving our community. Enterprise is fortunate to have a man of his caliber willing and motivated to be a servant leader with the best interests of all its citizens at heart. If that surprises you, keep reading… Continue reading Talked with the Mayor
#1 – If you do anything, someone will criticize it.
#2 – If you say anything, someone will be offended.
The sooner you realize those are THEIR issues not YOURS and move on the better off you will be. Continue reading 3 Simple Truths From My Peculiar Perspective
We have a tradition at our house of watching The Patriot on the 4th of July every year because it is one of my favorite movies and to remind us of what we are celebrating on Independence Day. Even though it is historical fiction it does remind us of the sacrifices made 240 years ago that afford us the freedoms we enjoy as Americans today.
While watching it this year I noticed a truth that can be applied to us here in Enterprise. Continue reading Will You Stand Up?
Golden Retrievers are often frightened by thunder and other loud noises such as fireworks and gunshots they don’t understand. If you’ve ever owned such a dog you are probably aware of this.
We recently had to say goodbye to Dixie, the Golden Retriever that entered our lives as our 25th Wedding Anniversary gift to us almost 7 years ago. Continue reading One More Thunderstorm
I hope the title got your attention. That was the intent. I know those who follow politics are aware of Republicans in Name Only or RINOs as they are less than affectionately called. This is not that but it IS related, sort of. They both end the same way – In Name Only.
I just finished reading If You Can Keep It, the latest book by Eric Metaxas. Continue reading America in Name Only?
Do you ever have any doubts? If you are being honest with yourself I doubt the answer to that question is no. We all have doubts but those doubts are as varied as our own unique personalities. We all face our own doubts in one way or another. We all either let our doubts affect us negatively or work through them and usually emerge stronger on the other side of our doubts. Continue reading Doubts
When is an apology not an apology?
If you have followed this story for the past 19 months you know my take on it. If you haven’t or if you want a refresher you can see it at the links below.
Watch Your Back published 11/22/2014
YOU Are Not Alone published 12/01/2014
Watch Your Back (UPDATE) published 02/23/2015
The Silenced Majority published 03/29/2015
The details of this issue were summarized very well in the article by Michelle Mann in the Southeast Sun on 05/25/2015,
ECS Superintendent apologizes to teacher
What is new in this story is the prepared statement called an apology that was read by the superintendent in the board meeting on 05/24/2016 which brings me back to my original question. Continue reading Vindication
That is the title of the story in the Southeast Sun on September 5, 2012. The story is about the city elections held a week earlier on 8/28/12. You can see the full story here, Enterprise incumbent council remains.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
In case you were unaware or had just forgotten in the midst of all the graduation events, dance recitals, spring fever and life as you know it, there will be another city election in a little over 3 months, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Whether the news reports will have the same title this year is a choice the citizens of Enterprise will make, either by participation or lack thereof.
A couple of things stand out to me when looking at the results from 2012. Continue reading Enterprise incumbent council remains