(Community Matters) The Austin American Statesman editorial is insightful and candid. I still haven’t made up my mind. Fond of them both – plenty of potential, if underwhelming records.
(AAS) Diligence, leadership overdue in East Travis County
We frequently have criticized Gomez’s performance on the court, but we don’t find an alternative in challenger Raul Alvarez, a former Austin City Council member. He is a nice guy and well-intentioned but lacks focus and displays little practical working knowledge of county government. Granted, he has dreams, but reality is a harsh light that dreams rarely survive. Continue reading
(Community Matters) my friend Nancy Graves sent. literally the loss of our senses
(Community Matters) RISE is a free conference for entrepreneurs of all types, providing a forum where you can connect and exchange ideas that inspire the entrepreneurial spirit. It was founded by my good friends Roy, Bertrand & Suzi Sosa. Because RISE is designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, the format is hands on, high energy and free flowing. RISE sessions are independently organized by hosts, each of whom chooses his/her own topic and session location. These peer-led forums are limited to 25 participants and take place all over Austin.
There’s an outstanding social entrepreneurship track at the conference – social entrepreneurship track here
(Community Matters) McCallum High School is performing Evita through March 7. My godson Ben is involved in their theater program. His good friend Avery Martin has a lead. Gonna see it tonight. (photo by Betty Reichman. Avery Martin & Sarah Miller-Crews)
(Community Matters) The Economist on yesterday’s bipartisan healthcare summit:
That points to the biggest reason to think the summit was not a waste of time: it made clear that Mr Obama, after months of sitting on the sidelines, now has steel in his spine. If Republicans do not come up with a reasonable set of compromise measures over the next few weeks to add to his plan, he says that he intends to forge ahead anyway. The final verdict, he insisted, will come from the voters: “We’ve got to go ahead and make some decisions, and then that’s what elections are for.”
good conclusion. If the GOP doesn’t offer up any willingness to participate, the President should see healthcare reform passed through reconciliation without adding any of the improvements the GOP suggests to the Senate bill. Of course, more inclusive if they’ll participate. No way start over – it’s an obstructionist strategy.H