Thumbs Up to Alexandrias new Poet Laureate Amy Young, a creative writing teacher at Washingtons Lab School. Youngs job as Poet Laureate is to help create awareness of poetry in the city as well as to help promote literacy. Both are worthy goals.
Thumbs Down to city officials who seemed to have misplaced $8,000 worth of city equipment for nearly a year. If its so easy to overlook a tractor and trailer, what else might we be missing?
Thumbs Up to Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille for speaking out about Govenor Bob McDonnells offensive proclamation to renew Confederate History Month. Send McDonnell to sensitivity training, please.
Thumbs Up to youth sports in our city. Spring is here which means youth sports including baseball, soccer, softball and lacrosse are underway. Last Saturday was Opening Day for the Alexandria Little League, an event that is quintessentially American with kids in uniforms, parading and hoopla. Lets play ball!