Author: David Esrati

Freedom to die: a solution for the anti-vaxxers

Three highly educated Black women clients of mine still aren’t vaccinated. Neither is a former Republican State Rep- or his wife, the doctor. A Black client who is a recovering addict, HIV positive and works with kids- he’s not vaccinated either (says he’s never been vaccinated against anything- for religious reasons). It’s not that these Read More

138 Million ways make Dayton better

In my June 20th post, I reviewed the sites of the 6 choices voters have for Dayton Mayor and Commission for an indication of what they would spend $138M windfall from the feds on. Their answers, with the exception of Turner Sloss’s were almost non-existent. To start, identify the problem: what strategic play should Dayton Read More

The price of being an activist in Dayton

I was talking to a vendor a week ago about how hard it was to fill positions right now. He responded in kind- and told me how he knew of a job that’s part-time and pays well, running livestreaming video for a church. My firm does livestreaming- and multi-cam recording, and I said I’d be Read More

Remembering Sandy Mendelson

Yesterday they had a funeral for Sandy Mendelson. I didn’t go. I also read in the paper, on the TV news websites, that he was a “supporter of downtown” and a “successful business man.” I have a different perspective on him. But, I wasn’t going to spend part of my 4th of July weekend writing Read More

138 Million ways to not blow it: Dayton Commission 2021 candidates plans

Full disclosure- at one time or another, I’ve done work for Scott Sliver, Darryl Fairchild and Shenise Turner Sloss. Pop quiz: Dayton has a great track record of spending money on things that? A) Make demolition contractors millionaires. B) Make developers who donate to candidates wealthy. C) Let Meds, Eds, and Feds all escape any Read More

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