Village Green/Town² : So, Local Man. It would be great to do a one-year follow-up on your remarkable achievement. Do you have any insights or updates you'd like to share?
Local Man: It has been a fantastic year. I've walked to work at least twice per week, excluding some of the really cold months of winter.
Village Green/Town² : What keeps you going?
Local Man: The realization of the beauty of my Village. Working in a community I love. Lunches with my wife and daughter help, too.
Village Green/Town² : Any downside?
Local Man: Well...the worst thing is that the air pollution of car exhaust is more apparent when you walk!
Village Green/Town² : Have you been able to shave any time off of your seventeen-minute record?
Local Man: Looking at my fitbit, it looks like I got it down to 15 minutes, but I normally keep a casual pace.
Village Green/Town² : After a year of almost continuous training, would you say that you're still happy to be following in the footsteps of Columbia Man?
Local Man: Absolutely. I'd say it has been a mighty fine 12 months. Mighty fine, indeed.
Two must-reads on the school system front today:
"Why This Election Matters" by Bill Woodcock, The 53.
"Sweeping changes are needed on the county's school board" by editorial staff, Howard County Times.