Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Mr. City Councilman to you...

This photo is of one of the newest entrants in the world of politics. Congratulations to my brother in law Kent, who was elected yesterday to the City Council of Athens, Ohio. After living in Italy I know what an important stepping stone this could be. With family in public office comes great power, with great power comes great responsibility. Or something like that.
This photo again is a "two fer" on subjects. This was when we went to the top of Mt. Etna. The place in the photo might not look the same now because I see in the news that Mt. Etna is spewing lava and putting on a good show. I would love to get down there and see that. No one is in danger so this eruption is great for tourists but I doubt they let you get anywhere near it.


Cherrye said...

Congrats, Bro-in-law! I know what you mean about needing those connections...take all you can get, right?

Johnaesthetica said...

Oh, the irony!

This is really a textbook "small world" moment. The thing is, one of my good friends is a writer for the OU newspaper, and I was reading his story last night online, when a news brief popped up on the website, announcing the new city council member in Athens.

Who would have thought it was your brother-in-law.

Anyhow, congrats!

Jeff Gromen said...

I figure this is just the first step too. He needs to make Athens and Brindisi "sister cities". Also don't forget that a lot of US presidents have come from Ohio!!!

Kent will always be Pro-OU.