I love to write! A thousand years ago – actually the late 70s and early 80s – I wrote first for the Cincinnati Enquirer and then for the Cincinnati Post (now defunct) on their op-ed pages. The Enquirer topic was the ‘social contract’ – their Mr. Whig, who believed the world was getting worse minute by minute, and I held opposing views – so it was fun. And then Bill Burleigh of Scripps Howard decided I should write for the Post, and so I did – on neighborhoods.
I always knew my audience was the 9 Cincinnati City Council Members, so I wrote to make sure they knew what was going on – and to keep up the spirits of all the community activists working to make change, and build what we now know as the Neighborhood Movement.
That ended pretty much when I went back to school for my undergraduate degree – and when the Post hired an editor from the Heritage Foundation – even then from the right of the extreme right.
Most of my writing since then has been right-brained – on meditation, alternative healing and other topics for the Business Courier, and for the Women’s Business newspaper that Debi Dent and Cindi Andrews created. Now I co-write a column for the Whole Living Journal, and write this blog.
So it was fun a couple of weeks ago to be asked to write a piece on community development for the Business Courier’s Core Strength supplement – a comprehensive look at the transformation of Cincinnati’s core.
It was just published on Friday – made me happy to be in there! : >