In 2015, The Kent Connection, a fairly fancy monthly, began appearing in our mailboxes. It's funded by advertisers eager to reach potential customers in our upscale 'hood. The magazine runs stories with photos about people, places, and happenings in Palisades/Kent.
Someone suggested to the editor that she run a story about me and my long connection with the neighborhood. I've always preferred calling it the Palisades and viewed the Kent label as a somewhat elitist designation popular with realtors and others interested in making us appear upscale and affluent.
Any concerns along those lines quickly disappeared during my first meeting with Sarah Taylor, the magazine's director. Nothing elitist about her. Her background includes a seven-year stint as VP/General Manager of a classic rock radio station in Washington.
I was surprised when a photo of me with my home family appeared on the cover of the magazine's March issue. Nimesh, much more computer savvy than I am, found a way to capture some of the photos and text, below: