Took in a Cattle Dog chat the other day with one of my favorite readers.
Vicki Phillips is more than a loyal Just Wright Citrus follower. She often participates in the conversation, especially if the topic is county government, and she is very encouraging to county commissioners.
And now for something really important.
As in, I have them.
It was never my intention to own a business. I’d collected a paycheck from someone else all my adult life and saw no reason to do anything different.
Because I’ll try anything once, today we present my rundown of Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate.
I can’t emphasize how unusual this is. I’m not a presidential debate guy. As someone who enjoys all aspects of local politics, I have the opposite approach to the national stage.
Remember a few weeks ago, when I dazzled readers with a running diary during the Ozello glampground public hearing?
OK, well maybe I’m the only one who remembers the “dazzled” part, but I do recall that we all enjoyed this spontaneous writing style.
It’s time to put a popular moniker to rest.
I introduced Library Guy to Just Wright Citrus readers nearly two years ago.
The label came after my first blog identified him as John Labriola, a transplant from South Florida who anyone could see wanted to bring culture wars to Citrus County, where we had none and so he must have felt we were deprived.
Happy Monday! We’re kicking off the week with a very special road that’s about to get some long-awaited attention.
I’ve been in the news biz around these parts a few years and cannot recall the U.S. 41 North widening in Inverness ever NOT being a story.
My friend Gypsy was talking about his 37 years of sobriety when he used a word I hadn’t heard much lately: freedom.
As in, freedom to make decisions today without being held back due to alcohol or drugs.
Freedom to come and go as he pleases and hang out with who he wants to hang out with. Freedom to be Gypsy.
This, that, and the other thing:
— The effort to build an assisted living facility for military veterans has quietly ended for now.
Veterans Village of Citrus County notified officials it was giving up plans to build a nursing home adjacent to the Resource Center off C.R. 491 in Lecanto.
Truth: In over three decades following Citrus County politics, I’ve never run into a commissioner like Holly Davis.
I have her email string this week. It’s enlightening, to say the least.
If Holly has time, she will answer each email, ESPECIALLY the critical ones, with the argumentative force one expects from an attorney. Or someone who really wants to prove a point.
It’s the simplest things that mess me up.
I had such an easy idea for today’s blog. Write about Turkey Oak Drive, how the Betz Farm property sale is going nowhere and the road itself is a traffic jam in the making.
Mike Wright has written about Citrus County government and politics for 36 years.