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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Introduction

I thought I would start out my first post on this blog with a mission statement, here goes:


Cincinnati is a city that too often defines itself by its failures, rather than its successes. By its missteps, rather than its accomplishments; by its delays rather than its progress. We are a city that subscribes wholeheartedly to the famous Mark Twain quotation, regardless of its veracity. A city that looks to the unfinished development at the river rather than applaud the hundreds of new residences downtown. A city that bemoans the loss of department stores to the suburbs rather than celebrate the new retailers that have sprung up in Over the Rhine. A city that laments its unfinished subway rather than one that advocates for its proposed streetcar. A city with a remarkable past, but with citizens that doubts its future. We need to change this mindset and these expectations.

5 comments:

UncleRando said...

I'll be the first to say welcome...you are going to be a GREAT addition to ever improving UrbanCincy website.

CyberB said...

Well said and welcome!

Radarman said...

I concur with the above.

And the number one enemy? The local mainstream media, fonts of received wisdom, mouthers of cliches, superlatively lazy in their reporting, clueless.

Chris said...

Eh, the media just follows the regurgitates the populist views... I don't give them the credit for starting that trend by any means...

Good to see you posting Brad :)

Kevin LeMaster said...

Good luck! Changing these long-held attitudes is going to take some hard work, so get ready to get your hands dirty.

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