This is my first entry. As a long time state government employee, all of it in human resource area, I am happy to have opportunity to communicate with other government people. Now, I am also a candidate for the NC state senate. This will dominate my time from now to next November, so I will be balancing time at work and personal time earned to campaign. I want to go from administering a narrow area of public work to legislating a variety of public initiatives. I will retire when I win (being optimistic) because we cannot be in the administrative and legislative branches of government at the same time. Hmmm? Makes sense. So, looking forward to exchanging ideas with you as time goes by.