By Maurice Carter, Sustainable Newton Co-Founder & Past President
Vision, planning, and hard work make good things happen. But don't underestimate the power of serendipity.
In an earlier blog post, I told of an old letter my wife found tucked inside a book in her office. Written to her while she was Mayor of the City of Covington, the letter prompted me to reflect on my own memories of its writer, Dr. David G. Simons, and a presentation he gave to the Covington mayor and council back in 2008. The subject of the letter and that presentation was Climate Change.
In a subsequent conversation with current Assistant City Manager John King, he told me Dr. Simons was his great uncle. John also told me his father had an autographed original of the 1957 Life Magazine cover featuring Dr. Simons, which his father was lending to the Covington Welcome Center.