It was quite a weekend, and I’m not just talking about the weather.
In starting this blog, it was never my goal to be the story. The fact that there are now journalists out there wanting to ask me questions and scribble down what I have to say is a bit surreal, and frankly, unnerving.
There are some in town who will choose to pursue this story, and as news-worthy things happen, I’ll tell you about them. But the theme of this blog isn’t going to become “First Ammendment Watch 2010.”
This week it will be back to blogging as usual, and as usual there’s quite a bit on the docket. Jane Moran will be sworn in as police chief. I’ll tell you about some interesting new developments in the upcoming town elections. And about the Advisory Committee’s recommendation on how to fund this year’s budget while avoiding a Prop 2-1/2 override vote. And that’s just the start.
Reading your comments this weekend I was so very impressed. What could have been nasty and snarky wasn’t. What might have turned mean-spirited didn’t. A wise man (hi, Dad!) said to me this weekend, “Everybody has been reminded that Southborough has a great underlying fabric. From time to time that fabric will get stretched, but it won’t tear.”
I’m honored to be a member of this community, and to play a role in keeping its narrative. Thank you for the support you have shown me. I’m gratified to know the conversation we have here is as important to you as it is to me.
(Oh, and if you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, read this.)