The stubborn status quo

Elections are supposed to have consequences. For instance, the last two elections have clearly wrought a pivotal change in thinking…

Once upon a lighthouse

You wander among ancient oaks and spy it amid twisted branches. Long before there was a lighthouse a watch tower…

What’s so GNV?

What is it about this town anyway? What places, experiences, sensations make you stop and say to yourself: That’s so…

What is ‘fair pay’?

Does Gainesville need a “professional” city commission? Is Gainesville too cheap to pay for good government? It’s an interesting question,…

The future of news

I’ve been a newspaper man my whole professional life. Now, at the age of 73, I often consider that I…

Talking about the mayor

Gainesville City Commissioner David Arreola wants to give Gainesville voters the opportunity to consider a charter change to create a…

No first among equals

We’ve seen this movie before. A city manager whose job security hangs on a thin 4-3 commission margin. The commissioners…

The walls know

Some folks like to read the handwriting on the wall. Personally I like to see the bigger picture. The bigger…

autoAmerican anarchy

The Electric Edition. Or…. It’s no secret that Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were pals and sometimes rivals. For a…