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Asking the difficult questions here in Howard County and beyond.

Theater of the Absurd HoCo Style

Theater of the Absurd HoCo Style

How come last Monday’s County Council meeting came off like a selection from the Theatre of the Absurd?  Allow me to play the role of drama critic and provide you with a synopsis. The production was long in the making and highly awaited….as in years...

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WHAT NEW HELL IS THIS?

WHAT NEW HELL IS THIS?

As much as I've searched the past few weeks to find something positive to write about, I find myself inundated with a plethora of what one might simply call bad news--on seemingly every front. It’s enough to get even the most optimistic souls down. What’s hellish...

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You spoke. But who listened?

You spoke. But who listened?

How come when many citizens spoke on APFO, some County Council members were better listeners than others? There will be another Council Work Session on Monday, October 23 at 4:30 pm in the George Howard Building. This time it will be devoted to discussion of proposed...

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know……

Inquiring Minds Want to Know……

How come there were so many opportunities to ask how come this week?  For starters:  How come Monday's Council Work Session was made so inconvenient for citizens to observe in person?  Was it done purposefully?  You decide. While I was only able to attend the first...

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Speak NOW or forever……..

Speak NOW or forever……..

Speak now or forever.....  Nope I'm not going to say ‘hold your peace’. Because you won't. You'll moan and groan about your child's overcrowded school, the horrific traffic jams you sit in, and the clearing of seemingly every last tree for yet another development. But...

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See something nice….say something nice

See something nice….say something nice

It has been over 4 months since my last blog login. If that sounds a bit like the start of a confession, perhaps it is. For months now most of my waking moments have been spent trying to defend my community against a development unwisely being considered for an...

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Is that HOPE I see on the horizon???

Is that HOPE I see on the horizon???

April 23rd is Shakespeare's birthday, (as well as mine), making it ever so appropriate to use one of The Bard's quotes to introduce today's post.  Shakespeare composed his own Tombstone message which ends with the lines: 'Blessed be the man that spares these stones....

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Yikes! Sidewalks Not Safe in HoCo!

Yikes! Sidewalks Not Safe in HoCo!

How come people are driving more and more like terrorists-in-training in HoCo?  Is it the rapid pace of life? Distractions? Drug or alcohol abuse? I can’t define the cause of the clearly deteriorating driving skills I see regularly.  I can’t explain the increased...

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My tax dollars are paying for WHAT???

My tax dollars are paying for WHAT???

How come tax dollars are supporting luxury facilities for ‘visiting celebrities’ but not-even-adequate facilities for us taxpayers? As the annual local budget battle proceeds, just before the (hopefully eventual) consideration of the Adequate Public Facilities...

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