Back in February (which seems like more than a year ago) I wrote a post called Local in Ann Arbor Politics in which I declared, among other things, that I would not be running “for any office” in 2010. Now I have filed as a candidate for the Library Board for the November 2010 ballot. I’ll be writing more about that at some other time, but I’ll just say that I was nearly as surprised as anyone else that I took that step.
Now that a really strange primary race is over, I’m also going to retract my promise not to comment on local races to any extent. I have a draft post on the meaning of this and other elections, which I hope I can finish before the next one.
Meanwhile, there are many issues I am following. I hope to spend less time in the vegetable garden and more time blogging. After I get those half-sours canned. We’ll be in touch.