Just a week ago we learned that our mayor admitted to lying about a brief affair with an 18-year-old, the unfortunately named Beau Breedlove.
By Wednesday it looked certain he would resign.
By Friday it looked like he wouldn't.
Today he went back to work.
In between, thousands of people lobbied, ranted and rallied. Personally, I did things I didn't realize I was capable of doing. I think many of us did.
Throughout it all, one thought predominated in my mind: THERE IS ALWAYS A SOLUTION. It may not be the one you want. It may be Plan B or C or Z, but there is always a way to solve a problem.
I mention it now because there are so many problems to solve in our city--not just the relationships Sam needs to repair, but, also the challenges of running this place, which mirror the sucky Bush-inflicted situation we find ourselves in as a country. But if there's anything I've learned this week, though, it's the power of our ingenuity and determination.
Friday night hundreds of us stood in front of city hall and told Sam to "Get back to work." We should all do the same.