As an old friend of mine used to say, “its’ been a long time between drinks of water.” Since my third blog came out on December 10, time has been taken up by many different issues and I failed to get into a groove with Al’s Blog. In addition, my daughter Sam provided me with information that suggested that you should never use the word “blog” in a blog title so I decided to reformat a bit. The new header shows a background photo of “The Vanderberg Brothers” and the new blog title CASTING FOR COMMENTS. My Vanderberg forefathers were commercial fishermen in Lake Michigan and the North Sea in the Netherlands.
The success of our democratic institutions relies heavily on an informed and involved citizenry. Much as my ancestors for six generations plied the waters off Grand Haven, Muskegon and Ouwerkerk in Zeeland for fish to feed their families and others, CASTING FOR COMMENTS seeks food for thought – thoughtful comments and discussion to blog posts so that a learning community about County government can be created and maintained.
I intend to blog at least a couple of times per week unless I’m out of the office.