July 17, 2009

Weird, I Wrote Something

I know, I know. It's been awhile. Leave me alone - I've been working on transitioning over to samuelrichard.org.

In the meantime, check out a piece I wrote for the Downtown Phoenix Journal. Excerpt below, full post here. Enjoy:

If I Go, There Will Be Trouble

Things happen in threes, right?

Veni, Vidi, and Vici. Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, then Michael Jackson. You get the point.

I often say that we are experiencing something special in Phoenix. A tipping point. That when we look back on the turn of the 21st Century we will see a time of unbridled innovation and leading edge creativity coupled with disciplined growth in infrastructure and sound policy-making. My friend thinks I’m crazy. He says that Phoenix has always been, and will always be, at that tipping point.

I disagreed, until this week.

In three different conversations this week, three different people said they were going to be leaving Phoenix in the near future. Things happen in threes, so I guess it’s time to write about it. One was going to Austin, Texas. Another to Seattle, Washington. And another to Denver, Colorado. All had different reasons for where they were landing, but everyone had the same reason for leaving:

“There’s nothing for me in Phoenix.”

Go here to read the rest. And be on the look out for a feed reader and address change in the near future.

"What may be done at any time will be done at no time."
Scottish Proverb

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