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Archive for January 26th, 2009

you are responsible

Over the past year, it has become increasingly clear to me that City Government is not so much a series of decisions and actions, but an ongoing conversation between staff, elected officials, the media and our residents. One would hope it is a thoroughly informed discourse, as this dialogue certainly shapes our fortunes. Perception is 9/10’s of reality. With that said, I am reminded of the motto of the Christopher Society, “It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness.” Interestingly, the Christopher Society was founded by a Jesuit priest who worried about the power of the media to promote violence and negativity. He started a group to honor people in the worlds of books, TV and films who manage to do creative, high-quality work that’s also positive and uplifting.

We all must strive to be so inspired.

Be the flame. We deserve light.

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