“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” Abraham Lincoln 1st Innaugural Address 4 March 1861 The above are the wise words Better Angels derive their name and mission from. From their website: Better Angels is a citizens’ organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America We try to understand the other side’s point of view, even … Continue reading Better Angels In Mansfield
Winter is by no means my favorite season. I won’t go so far as to say I hate it but I must confess it crushes my spirit a bit. Spring is a time of year when I often share in the whole hyped seasonal happiness thing. I hope 2019 will be no exception. Spring ’19 will find me taking the plunge in a number of areas that are solidly in line with founding principles of Mansfield United. The most immediate is the Better Angels Red Blue Workshop scheduled for April. I will be ramping up my efforts this weekend in … Continue reading The Winter Blues
Mansfield is currently undertaking a parking study. It is my opinion that this project will offer some interesting insights to the character of this community. I am also of the opinion that this is going to play out as a … Continue reading Free Parking isn’t free
During the discussions on the improvements of the “former Fales Oil site” I was very interested in the views of various stakeholders. The final design plan came as close as possible to addressing the talking points of all parties which … Continue reading A missed opportunity
So the ground hog saw his shadow and took note of a few other things and he asked me to pass them along. #1 Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk’s office for the upcoming Town Elections. Two members … Continue reading Mansfield Mini-Update
That’s the question many folks have been asking since at least 2016. The answer is that according to polls we apparently have increased our partisan vitriol exponentially over the years and have sadly solidified massive divisions across our country. My … Continue reading Are we really this angry?
So this image was included in an excellent article presented by Strong Towns. I like this one on so many levels and the creator of it should be applauded. What are some of those levels? Well I absolutely get a kick out of tricked out trucks when they are rolling around well outside their natural environment. Seriously what are you doing? Mudding on Main St?? As a pedestrian I relate. Light cycles and sight lines absolutely favor the auto and NOT the walker! As a parent I definitely relate. Tied to the next one I invite folks to sit in … Continue reading Share this!
This is an update of the other posts in the series and works as a nice end of year kind of thing. Vacancy #1: Happy to see that this location is no longer vacant. The Pushkart Cafe has opened here. … Continue reading The Vacancies Part 7