A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I've made a new friend here but I didn't say too much else. We "met" when I emailed him about one of his articles that I was afraid might be misconstrued. It was and flack followed. We meet for coffee once a week and talk mostly about local issues. Last week he invited me to lunch and to see "Elvis". He's a free lance writer who submits articles to the local paper but he's not a reporter.
Today, he wrote about public schools here. He could have been talking about almost any city in the country.
His final paragraph grabbed me. At a time when this city is growing rapidly, we're laying off 63 educational workers.
We could do so much better.