Saturday, August 27, 2005

Another Reason to Blog

Corporate culture is becoming increasingly less cultured, as evidenced by this completely believable internal memo spoof as seen in the August issue of Fast Company:

Letter From the Chairman

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A Red-Letter Day in NA

We are reliably informed that the city of New Albany is indeed serious about enforcing the city's safety, hygiene, and property ordinances.

The Board of Public Works & Safety heard from police chief Merle Harl that he has appointed officer Pam Badger to concentrate her efforts on the enforcement of city codes.

Congratulations to Officer Badger, Chief Harl, the BPW, Mayor Garner, the ESSNA, and all the community activists who have fought so long and hard to get this effort under way.

And condolences to the Gang of Four. How can you explain this to your patrons? Enforcement of laws on the books? What a shock?

Monday, August 22, 2005

What a Blog is For

You'll kick yourself if you miss this story from The Onion.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Quick Thoughts

A quick thought: Civic discourse in New Albany is hindered, nay, made nearly impossible by those who can't imagine anyone involving themselves in public affairs out of any motives other than greed, ambition, and self-interest.

It ain't so. But so long as our opponents (or enemies, as the C-J is wont to call them) credit no other motive, seeking to persuade them is a futile exercise.

It is ironic, though. People who assume those motives in others must surely harbor those motives themselves. How else could they attribute them to others if that isn't what their motives would be if placed in the same situation?