Esrati: the accessible candidate

Campaign finance reports due tomorrow

In the new American political handycapping system of fundraising, tomorrow is scorecard day. On my campaign finance reports, you won’t see any unions, any political lobbyists, any Washington types, or political party donations. I’m not on any “List” of donors, and the biggest donation is $500. You will see some folks from out of town. Read More

The Dayton Daily news voters guide to Dayton City Commission race 2019

You can go to my opponents websites and look, but you won’t find meaningful content. I’m not suggesting that the Dayton Daily news voters guide is the best way to choose your candidates either, since the questions and the allotted word counts were very odd in my opinion, but, as my Facebook friends know, I Read More

Esrati enters Dayton City Commission race

I can walk out my door and see leaves in the gutters, catching yesterdays rains, and freezing today. This is how you end up with streets that are falling apart. Last week, I had to tip the block of ice out of my trash can. It was there because our waste collectors don’t think it’s Read More

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

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