Friday, October 16, 2020


I have been known to look backwards a year or so to see what I was writing. This one stopped me in my tracks:

A Better Place (October 11, 2019)

I  saw this sentence in an inspirational meme this morning:

In six months time you can either be in the same place or a better place.

Where are we going to be in six months, Columbia/HoCo?

A friend of mine shared with me that she is trying to imagine a time on the other side of the redistricting decision. I admitted I had a hard time doing that. I would imagine that many folks are so consumed by what’s happening right now that they would find it hard to envision something beyond  it.

We are not going to be in this place forever. This issue isn’t going to be the only issue forever. What are we doing to make sure that in six months we are in a better place, and not the same place?

I’m going to spend some time this weekend trying to picture what March, 2020 could look like if we were in a better place.


Wow. Well, we certainly had no idea then what March, 2020 would hold.

Is there any use in trying a do-over, perhaps?

On the school system front we’ve moved from redistricting to the Board of Education campaign season. For some people, the specter of redistricting still looms large in their thoughts. Others have moved on to promoting the issue of equity in the school system. So, some look backwards to form their arguments. Some look forwards to set their goals.

What will life be like six months from now? Is there anything we can do right now to improve the outcome? I’m almost afraid to ask after 2020 brought us so much chaos and heartbreak. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be working towards something better, no matter what.

Where will we be in March 2021, Columbia/HoCo? Send me your thoughts

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