Musings and Insights on The Queen City
As one of the many Plainfielders left frustrated and feeling the void of Bernice Paglia’s Plaintalker II blog, I have decided to channel that frustration with a blog of my own. It would be impossible to come close to matching the many skills of Ms. Paglia – my ruminations are inspired by her aptitude and I can only hope to pay homage to her craft.
Last year, I was honored to be on the Executive Committee for the Plainfield Vision 2025 city-wide strategic planning initiative. The experience was a wonderful opportunity to spend time all over our great city listening to Plainfielders share their ideas and vision for Plainfield by the year 2025. For me personally, the variety of topics were fascinating and extremely educational and the experience greatly contributed to my appreciation of Plainfield residents hopes, dreams and aspirations for our community. My hope, is that this blog will continue the open, honest and thought provoking conversations that were shared during the PV2025 project, along with the occasional humorous anecdote.
My goal is for this blog to create thoughtful discourse and conversation amongst my fellow lovers of Plainfield. While I am not a reporter, I will work to provide content based on facts, figures and available information and leave rumor, innuendo and gossip to other sites. That doesn’t mean a post may not be critical, but when it is, it will be done in a constructive and positive manner with a focus on opportunities for improvement. With that in mind, I hope that readers (if there are any) will feel free to share their thoughts and opinions on issues and do so in a respectful and fact driven manner. We all like a little gossip now and then but fact based conversations are much more beneficial in helping our community to continue to grow, prosper and improve.
I plan to blog regularly, but not likely on a daily basis. In full disclosure, as a member of the Plainfield Planning Board, my posts will not include topics that could result in any legal or ethical issues for the city, myself or any of my fellow hard working board members. For information and to ask questions on any Planning Board matters, I strongly encourage residents to attend Planning Board meetings (held @7:30 on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in the city hall library).
Lastly, I welcome and encourage contributions by any other Plainfielders interested in sharing their thoughts and opinions on their favorite topics, pet projects or an Andy Rooney style humorous rant.