I thought it would be good to restate some of the basic premises of my blog, for a couple of reasons. First, if you’re a regular reader, it may help to refocus on the basic points I’ve been making. Second, Continue reading JANUARY REVIEW, AND WHY CAN’T WE BE NASHVILLE?
Note: Last week I published an essay about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and Greater Together, the Foundation’s program that provides $100,000 to each of 29 towns to fund current and future citizen-driven grantmaking in support of projects in Continue reading JAY WILLIAMS RESPONDS
I love the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. I served on its Board of Directors for ten years. The Foundation has great volunteer leaders and great staff. I say that with all sincerity. The Foundation is among the great assets Continue reading THE HARTFORD FOUNDATION GETS IT WRONG
Apologies in advance: this week I got lazy. Rather than writing, I’m cribbing from the thoughts of Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim that appeared in The Hartford Courant on Sunday, January 5, 2020. I don’t know Mayor Florsheim, and his piece Continue reading YOU GO MAYOR!
My friend Paul inspires me. Paul is blessed with uncommon common sense. He has a knack for cutting through the irrelevant, seeing issues at the heart of the matter, and looking for simple solutions. Which doesn’t mean I always agree Continue reading ON DEMOCRACY, GARBAGE AND FRIENDLY DISCOURSE