I will do my best to write my blog in a manner that will prove to be useful and constructive, as we think about and discuss important issues that we all are confronted with on a daily basis. Over the years I have been a banker, publisher, community organizer and worked as a nonprofit residential treatment staff member, local foundation executive, the Director of the Missouri Department of Social Services and as a legislative assistant for a U.S. Senator. Obviously, from the chair I sit in now at Health Forward, I will have something to say about our community’s health programs for the uninsured and the underserved, but I also plan to comment on items that may not have an obvious direct connection to health.
When people encouraged me to start this blog, my first comment was “Who will read it”? I remember sitting on the hill of the Liberty Memorial the night before the first Spirit Festival with of few of my fellow organizers and we collectively wondered if anyone would show up. The Spirit Festival lasted many years and became a Kansas City tradition. As I start this cyber journey, I hope I am equally surprised by the people who read and react to this blog.
I welcome your feedback.
Thank you for reading my first blog and for joining me on this new journey.