Helping Hands – Volunteering in Today’s World

Over the years I’ve been involved in a number of not-for-profit organizations.  Rotary, Lions Club, Job’s Daughters, Scouting, musical organizations, political organizations, and a rock club (I’m sure there are more but they don’t currently come to mind).  Over time, they all come down to some type of political/power struggle.  Continue reading “Helping Hands – Volunteering in Today’s World” »

3 Reasons Towns Die

Consistency – Reliability – Fairness These are the cornerstones of a three-legged stool that constituents look to government to uphold on a daily basis.  They count on fairness to every member of the community no matter their religion, age, or family connections.  They rely on their knowledge of government and Continue reading “3 Reasons Towns Die” »

Learning To Say No!

11 years as a Congressional Field Representative taught me a very valuable life lesson – How to say No! Constituents wanted a speaker, a ribbon cutter, a grant writer, coach, project coordinator, and problem solver. And why not the Congressman’s aide? During those eleven years I helped individuals and groups, Continue reading “Learning To Say No!” »

T-Mobile – Please Port My Phone

After many calls, emails, and letters, I think I understand why T-Mobile won’t agree to port my phone number, even though Congress says it shall and the small phone company who has the number can’t refuse and doesn’t have an exemption. Problem: I live in a remote section of southern Continue reading “T-Mobile – Please Port My Phone” »