Showing up matters

I have always been an activist I’ve been willing to show up, to speak out, to press for change. Between the big marches and protests I have written and spoken out against environmental despoliation, injustice and senseless war. I have addressed students, church groups and conventions on matters of governance, environment and ethics…

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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 crew hard at work in the office in 2015. Havoc was the eldest, at…

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A life in the arts

The creative arts have been a constant theme throughout my life and I bring that sensibility to my governing decisions. My plastic arts include sculpture, ceramics, wood carving, cartoons and most particularly, and recently, painting in oils. I have studied landscape painting with master artist John Mac Kah in the River Arts District…

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What Cecil stands for

The media seem to focus on my opposition to this or that proposal without any analysis of how his arguments affect actual outcomes. Counter arguments sway debate and “move the ball.” I have consistently served my constituents and spoken out against the establishment and commercial interests that attempt to run Asheville to…

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