Thursday, November 22, 2007

Poem by Wendell Berry

It is the destruction of the world
in our own lives that drives us
half insane, and more than half.
To destroy that which we were given
in trust: how will we bear it?
it is our own bodies that we give
to be broken, our bodies
existing before and after us
in clod and cloud, worm and tree,
that we, driving or driven, despise
in our greed to live, our haste
to die. To have lost, wantonly,
the ancient forests, the vast grasslands
is our madness, the presence
in our very bodies of our grief.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Creasy Wins District 3 Shocker!
Eads Fights Off Challenge In District 5
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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Vote On Tuesday!

"We are repeatedly asked by our elected officials to console ourselves with that most degenerate of political arguments: Though we are not doing as well as we might, we could do worse, and we are doing better than some."

-Wendell Berry

Before voting, please take a moment to read about the disaster in progress at Short Pump in the Richmond Times Dispatch Sunday Feature story.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Letter to Jim Eads

Dear District 5 Voters:

I wanted to share a recent letter that I sent to Mr. Jim Eads, current District 5 Supervisor. I supported Mr. Eads in his first run for the Board.

I am supporting Mr. Pat Turner for District 5 Supervisor in this election. In my letter that I have attached, you will see my reasons for my support of Mr. Pat Turner. Please read my letter to Mr. Eads carefully as you make your decision of how to cast your vote on Tuesday.

I urge you to vote for Pat Turner on Tuesday, November 6th. We need a supervisor that is committed to the best interests of our district and the rest of Goochland County.


Bryan Kornblau
Citizen of District 5

October 27, 2007

Dear Jim,

I am really appalled by your letter to your “fellow citizens” regarding the fundraising by your opponent. Instead of trying to discredit him, you should stick with the issues. Why did you not publicize that your supporters included developers, builders, realtors, appraisers, and PACs in your run for the Board? When you bought me lunch at the Commonwealth Club in 1999 and asked me for my support, did you consider that raising money from the development community was bad for your campaign? Hardly!

But now you choose to list the donors to Pat Turner’s campaign in a feeble attempt to persuade the voters in our district to vote against development. Hundreds of folks in our district rely on the construction and real estate community for their livelihoods. A vote for Jim Eads is a vote for continued sprawl. It is time for someone to take charge on growth issues. It is time for your “peace in the valley” approach to be retired. As a matter of fact, during our lunch at your club, you told me that you didn’t believe in supervisors running for more than a couple of terms. I guess you flip-flopped on that position too.

Jim, I am sorry that you have to resort to sending out a letter and list of Mr. Turner’s donors. It did not have to turn out this way. You could have kept your promises and dealt with issues with resolve. You could have helped provide services to your constituents. Instead, you have to resort to a last minute letter out of desperation that attacks your constituents, some of which supported you eight years ago. It is no wonder that they are not supporting you this time.

Bryan Kornblau
Resident, District 5
Goochland County

Thursday, November 1, 2007

More on Town Center West

I too wondered where the Grand Opening of Town Center West, went to, thought perhaps I'd missed it while on vacation.. As you pointed out, the sky high rental costs must be a huge factor.
If the Powers That Be in Goochland County are bound and determined to develop the retail space adjacent to Satterwhites, it should only be done only after more consideration to all the points already highlighted in the Keep Goochland Beautiful web site, and by concerned citizens at public meetings with some of those same officials.

In other words, development after appropriate traffic lights, access/exit to the stores with safety in mind, and equally important, a "village type" architectural design put in place (notice that Henrico County installed a traffic light at the entrance to Town Center West). The revenue created by the stores would be of benefit to all Goochland's residents.. Growth is inevitable, but our elected officials should be listening closely to their constituents - those officials are elected by the grace of those very same Goochland residents..

(posted by Sandra Randell)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Town Center West - What Happened?

Town Center West was supposed to be open for business in "Summer 2007" but this attractive retail development, right next to the mall, is deader than a doornail! Have developers miscalculated?

The only business operating is a very lonely hair salon. On either side of the street, it's a ghost town. The sky-high rent must be scaring off some potential tenants, but if this prime piece of real estate is struggling, how much better can the prospects for business be two miles to the west?

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Meet Will Shaw Monday Night


MONDAY, OCT. 29 7:00-9:00 PM


This is an opportunity to meet the Democratic candidate for the 56th District House of Delegates seat, Will Shaw. The 56th district includes all of Goochland County, all of Louisa County, and 8 precincts of western Henrico County.
Meet Will and hear where he stands on a variety of topics. Informal setting, questions & answers.


Authorized by Will Shaw for Delegate
P.O. Box 244 Louisa, VA 23093 540-832-3578