I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
Martin Luther King Jr said "Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But, Conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular - but one must take it simply because it is right."
While on my retreat with BPDD in Ashland, WI last week, a Board member asked me why I ran for Mayor earlier this year. As I shared my thoughts on the lack of economic development and the Wal-Mart project, the subject kept coming back to the image of Cudahy.
As I was driving home yesterday from our BPDD Retreat in Ashland, I turned on the radio, just north of Oshkosh, hoping to catch the Brewer's game. To my amazement, the news was on the weather. It seems that for about the fitth time in the last 7 years, we have had the 100 year rains. I kept the radio on to see what roads were open so I could get my passenger and myself home.
Today we start our annual Retreat for the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. As they have done in the past, the Board tries to spread the retreats around the State so that we can get a feel for what is affecting certain people in various parts of the State. This year we are in Ashland, WI.