Showing up matters

Cecil has always been an activist in the best sense of the word. He’s been willing to show up, to speak out, to press for change. Between the big marches and protests he has written and spoken out against environmental despoliation, injustice and senseless war. He has addressed students, church…

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Cecil’s ark

I have adopted companion animals from shelters for my entire adult life. Alas, they move through this world a whole lot faster than we do, only one cat made it to 21 years, the redoubtable Pomonella. Here’s the current crew hard at work in the office. Havoc is the eldest, at 13 years.…

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A life in the arts

The creative arts have been a constant theme through Cecil’s life and he brings that sensibility to his governing decisions. His plastic arts include sculpture, ceramics, wood carving, cartoons and most particularly, and recently, painting in oils. He has studied landscape painting with master artist John Mac Kah in the…

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Endorsements in 2015

Bernie Sanders for President 2016!  A downtown founder Brian Haynes is an Asheville native and a vital part of the restoration of our downtown. Brian and his wife owned the locally renowned music store, Almost Blue, and a local’s favorite downtown bar, The Basement, for many years. He believes the first…

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What Cecil stands for

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The media seem to focus on Cecil’s opposition to this or that proposal without any analysis of how his arguments affect actual outcomes. Counter arguments sway debate and “move the ball.” One very clear example involves a recent development plan approved by City Council. Investors in the proposed subdivision needed…

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