First up , Thank You for your support of the No On 1240 Money Blast! It was a great success and will allow more outreach to voters.
Next, will you look at this? After only 17 months in Chicago, yet-another ex-Broadie bites the education dust. This would be Chicago Schools' "CEO" Jean-Claude Brizard.
Also, two Director Community Meetings tomorrow:
Carr - 8:30-10 am at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr. (access at N 81st by playground)
Martin-Morris - 9:30 am -11:30 am at Diva Espresso at 80th and Lake City Way
And will you look at that? It's wet stuff on the ground. Perfect time to go see a movie. If you have teens (well, actually there is nothing really objectionable to this movie but teens might like it best) or like a story of the triumph of the human spirit, go see the documentary, Searching for Sugar Man at the Varsity. (I'm going to see the lead play tonight at the Showbox.)
It's the story of a guy who, in the late '60s, cut two rock albums that were critically acclaimed and yet went nowhere. He went back to working construction in Detroit and that was it.
Or was it?
I don't want to give away the secret of what happens but the focus of the story, Sixto Rodriguez, is about the most zen, generous person you will ever meet on a screen. His ability to transcend his circumstances and his quiet dignity is a lesson for us all. Uplifting and amazing. I predict an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary (and probably the win).