As I sat down to write this morning, I tried to focus my thoughts. Writing weekly often means picking just one topic and attempting to put my thoughts in order and share with others in 700 words or less.
I’m great with the “sharing with others” but not so good with the “putting my thoughts in order.” I think I am besieged by such sheer volume of information it’s sometimes like a maelstrom, buffeting me one way, pushing me another, tugging at my mind and my heart.
When I first began writing, it was for the local paper as a way to share information. We are all so overwhelmed with information. This information comes at us from television, newspapers, radio, social media, blogs and conversation. We’re bombarded with facts, opinions, requests, demands, and questions.
I’m sorry to tell you I am just going to use you readers today as a brain dump. I’m not trying to think of anything specifically…I’m just going to share with you what is running through my head, so below is a conglomeration of people, events and thoughts that occupy space. I always start by thinking about today and tomorrow, so am not completely undisciplined, but after that…it’s all sort of a blur! Stick with me and let me know if you read anything you like.
2.16.2013; 9:00 AM at McCoart Building, Community Budget Meeting. If I can’t get there in time, I can email my questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.16.2013; A longtime member of the Dale city Lions Club, Earl Cephas, recently passed away. Visitation at Miller Funeral Home on Golansky Blvd will be from 11:00 AM until 12:00 noon. Funeral Service starts at 12: noon.
2.16.2013: 8:30 PM at the Electric Palm, my friend, Tim Smyser is performing with a great new band: Kokomojo. Come out and hear some great music!
OK…here come the random thoughts beating me up! What made me start writing about events? I left my calendar at the Business Women of PWC lunch at Giorgio’s! Why am I not faithful about entering events into my online calendars and still dependent on paper? Thankfully, my friend, Teresa Giltner, picked it up for me. Just have to connect with her today to retrieve. Grateful for friends giving me cover! All right, crisis averted. What’s next?
2.17.2013; at 3:00PM, Campaign Kickoff Event for Jeremy McPike, a candidate for the House of Delegate in the 31st District.
I’m not very political and in fact, have never voted a straight party ticket, trying to always choose a candidate that will be good at the job, without regard to party.
The coming week is packed, so will just have to pick what I can remember and have space to share.
2.20.2013; Beginning at 11:30 AM at the Continental Events Center, Luncheon-State of Prince William
Invited Panelists Include: Corey Stewart, Chairman-At-Large, PWC Board of County Supervisors; Hal Parrish, Mayor, City of Manassas; Frank Jones, Mayor, City of Manassas Park; Milt Johns, Chairman, PWC School Board
The panel will be moderated by Bernie Neimeir, President & Publisher, Virginia Business Magazine
2.20.2013; 6:30 PM, Committee of 100 at Westminster., featuring Supervisors Covington and Jenkins, Dr. Babur Lateef, Columnist, Jim Riley and hosted by Tara Slate Donaldson, Editor, Gainesville Times.The topic is Flat or Higher Taxes?
2.23.2013; 8:30 AM, Frigid February 5K Walk/Run. This event is a fundraiser for the Occoquan.Woodbridge.Neabsco. Optimists You still have time to enter and all forms are available on NAA…just look for the bear!
2.23.2013; 9:00 AM, the 5th Annual Neighborhood Conference. Register to attend. You’ll find information and guest speakers to address both HOA and non-HOA neighborhoods. Lunch and snacks are included in the $25.00 registration fee. Meet with other members of your community to improve the quality of life for all.
There are so many more things I’m drawn to this week, and so many more things I’d like to share with you. I wish I had space to list them all. Perhaps I made a little space in my head…and just imagine what I can do when I get my calendar back!