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By LuAnn Schindler
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-Isms: Views on Life in Rural America

 


One of my favorite daily reads is from Revitalize, or Die by Jeff Siegler, an economic development specialist who tells it like it is. Siegler writes, “The only way to combat the effects of apathy is in fostering a sense of civic pride. By focusing on identity, aesthetics, sense of community, standards, engagement and action, I assist communities in becoming places residents can be proud to call home.”

So much of what Siegler says makes sense:

• “Neglect is simply delaying cost and effort and multiplying its effects. It doesn’t go away, it just waits - compounding interest, not in...



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