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What I Learned in 2020: The World Does Not Stop

On January 1, 2020 — like many people — I looked forward and saw a year with potential challenges ahead but also great opportunity. I had read some news reports about a new virus in China, but it was distant … Continue reading

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Gifted, Faithful Black Leaders Making a Difference in Polk

As I’ve watched the scenes of anger, pain, discord and violence across the country the past few days, I’ve tried to identify ways to contribute to the solution and the way forward. There are many that I hope to pursue, … Continue reading

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Revenue Sources, The Heights, and Solving Lakeland’s Looming Budget Crisis

Part of me feels late to the game, but I had actually started working on this about a month ago when the Save the Heights initiative was just getting started. I was wanting to take a comprehensive look at the … Continue reading

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A Lakeland Wish List

So much continues to change and grow and improve in our community. Since I last posted on this blog nearly five years ago, Florida Poly has arrived, Dixieland has had a renaissance, Disney has filmed a movie here, we have … Continue reading

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My Ride, My Roads Sales Tax Comparison

I’m still weighing my decision on whether to vote for the My Ride, My Roads sales tax referendum coming up on Tuesday. I don’t like increasing taxes, but I do like local control and efficient organizations. Tom Phillips and Polk … Continue reading

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Top 10 Polk Storylines for 2012

I’m looking forward to 2012 as much as I have any year in my lifetime. A lot of that has to do with some exciting things going on in my own life, but I’m also eagerly watching things happening around … Continue reading

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No Faith Links This Week

Sorry for anyone who’s been waiting on pins and needles for my faith links for this week (I can’t imagine there’s too many of you). I had a much needed beach weekend for the 4th of July and this week … Continue reading

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Monday Faith Links . . . Delayed

I’ll have my Monday Faith Links posted later this afternoon, on Tuesday. Sorry for the delay, was a very busy weekend in the Merritt house.

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