Finding Plan A

OK, this blog didn’t go anywhere. I wrote a few posts about economics and realized 1) I really want to learn more and 2) I really need to learn more before I can say anything of substance. Item #2 doesn’t stop many people from writing, but it was more than I could do.

What next? Well, I have reactivated my local website WestwoodBlog.org since I moved back to Westwood and hope to write about the town again. I need to redo that since after 3 years, there’s a lot of dated stuff there that nobody wants to see anymore. DaveWrites.com remains an interesting archive of my thoughts from about 2006 to 2012.

It’s bad form to write an apology-for-not-writing or “coming soon” blog post, but it is what it is. Check back in a few months and I will have found a way to execute “Plan A” with these web properties…


What I Think Matters

This blog will focus the efforts of my original blog, DaveWrites on the following topics:

  • Generational Responsibility and Economics – saving the future for our children; all about budget deficits, debt, and tax/spend choices and what they boil down to in practical terms for middle class families.
  • Education – preparing our children for the future; what does education reform really mean for parents and their children beyond theoretical concepts and down to the practical matter of shepherding three kids through the Boston Public Schools.
  • Active Transportation – Transportation policy is fundamental to our lives; integrating walking and biking and changing public policy to reflect that priority is a tool for Economic Development and strengthening our communities.
  • Growth and Sustainability – the limitless future and how we must steward it. Technology that will enable a future of abundance and how people are doing practical things to make a difference.

Ultimately, it is all about the future and how I look forward with both optimism and concern that we must actively steer toward what is possible and away from the negative that awaits a failure to act. This blog is about what I think matters…