Esrati: the accessible candidate

My lemonade stand

Muhammad Ali died last week. The entire world grieved. But, there are some who still call him a “draft dodger” and the “Louisville Lipp” and even worse, Cassius Clay. It’s the last one that shows an utter lack of respect. Ali was a polarizing person, and for some, he never won anyone over. I am Read More

How to piss people off- a Pecha Kucha presentation by David Esrati

I love Pecha Kucha. 20 slides, 20 seconds each, to tell a story, make a point, entertain, make people think. The format is to force people to distill their ideas to something manageable- concise, and worth your time. Not a long essay, not a tweet- but something that just works. Back in March, at Dayton’s Read More

The Whaley tax on rich people- campaign finance report

The pre-election campaign finance reports were due today. I’m happy to say I turned mine in on time. A mere 9 pages. Compare that to the 43-page book turned in by the Whaley campaign and you’ll start to understand. I’m $200 away from reaching my goal of $10,000. She got more $10K checks from unions- Read More

Video for the people: Esrati and his camera at candidates forums

For the last 4 years- or 4 political races- if you’re counting, I’ve been videotaping candidates nights and posting them on YouTube. I believe more people should have access to these events, which are not widely publicized or well attended. This week, we had two that had larger crowds- Monday night at the NAACP event, Read More

Sunday morning pancakes. 9am to 1pm

It’s pancake breakfast time! I still need to raise about $1900 to reach my goal of $10,000. So it’s time to put on the chefs hat and sell my pancakes. From scratch buttermilk pancakes- made with ingredients from the 2nd Street public market. The eggs come from Jean at KJB Farms, the cake flour, baking Read More

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