He built on the foundation of winning the National Recreational Parks Association (NRPA)’s Gold Medal shortly after becoming Director, and has devoted attention to providing facilities services in every area of the city. He has partnered with me in allocating Systems Development Charges to build new parks in underserved areas, and in planning Master Plans both for Washington Park and for undeveloped parks in East Portland. These are just some of his successes, leading to his recognition as a leader by joining the NRPA Board.
At the SBTRKT show, my mind drifted to MF DOOM, the New York and Atlanta based rapper who changed his name from Zev Love X around the turn of the millennium and started wearing a metal mask, rumored to hide heavy pain over his younger brother’s death. Ten years later, with his second persona well known in the underground and beyond, he began occasionally sending impersonators to perform his shows. They wore the mask, lip synced the rhymes and were booed off stage..
So did food companies Kellogg (K) and Tyson (TSN).There was even a merger to get investors excited. Private equity giant Apollo Global (APO) agreed to acquire home security company ADT (ADT) for a gigantic premium to Friday’s closing price.So what’s this? Investors were actually paying attention to corporate news instead of myopically focusing on what crude oil is doing every nanosecond? That’s refreshing. And rational.Colin Moore, global chief investment officer for Columbia Threadneedle Investments, wrote in a report Tuesday that the market has been stuck in a “pattern of over optimism and pessimism.”Stock prices went too high last year because people were way too bullish.
She can handle a revolver and bowie knife like the most reckless and skillful man; she appears at dances thus armed, and has even shot several men at merry makings. She carries on the trade of a cattle dealer, and common carrier. She drives wild horses from the prairie to market, and takes her oxen wagon, along through the ill reputed country between Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande.”.
Typically when someone dies, their personal debt does not get passed on to surviving family members. If you find yourself up to your eyeballs in debt and unable to pay your home mortgage, the foreclosure process allows you to walk away. Even if you owe more than your home is worth, the bank takes your house and forgives the remaining debt, leaving you with a terrible credit score.
The critical element that set summer camp apart from high school and college, and that shaped so many lives, is that it was expressly designed to make sure that everyone became part of a community, at a time when traditional pillars of community clubs, places of worship, and even bowling leagues were all in sharp decline. Well defined hierarchies existed. The beautiful and the athletic shone.