Democracy at Work in Our Own Community

Democracy at Work in Our Own Community

Over the past few weeks in District Two of Tamarac, Florida, I have been canvassing for Petition signatures to Recall and Remove a corrupt and now ineffective City Commissioner from her elected position. Spearheaded by both a Republican and Democratic precinct captains, I wanted to make a difference and joined the small force of like-minded citizens. While political recall may have been the presenting issue, the greater principle emerged very quickly. That is what it is to be a free and proactive American.

Eli Schneider: Looking Back On His Wonderful Life

Eli Schneider:  Looking Back On His Wonderful Life

Our neighbor Eli passed away on March 29, 2013. I wrote this article in 2010 when Eli was at the young age of 91. In fact, he was still doing very well when I saw him a few weeks ago at Publix supermarket where he was walking his cart out to his car. He had lost his wife Rosalind less than a year ago, and at 94 years old, was still driving around the neighborhood just like he always did. I helped him locate his car and put away his groceries. That would be the last time I saw my friend.