The dust has settled. I’m getting my required background check and fingerprinting to join the Board of Education. But I wanted to send out one final post. Kind of a retrospective, behind-the-scenes look at the journey. Here are 5 moments that I think were deeply significant. 1) The launch of VoteCartella.com I spent the first … Continue reading 5 Pivotal Moments in the Campaign
4 Observations and a Musical Interlude
Running for office has been like a giant puzzle that I’m trying to solve and resolve every day. My head is always turning it over and looking at it from different angles. It’s super interesting, but sometimes hard to shut off when I want to get some sleep.
The plan for Saturday night was to have a date. Shani was getting back from Boston. I made a big pot of minestrone soup. We were going to open a bottle of wine, put our phones away, and hang out. But Shani came in like a hurricane. “So many people are texting me that they … Continue reading Rain Date
So anyways…this morning I got up at 4:15, made a whole pot of coffee, sat on the couch with the dog on my legs, and took a step back to breathe.
Vote for Books!
WARNING: Long, book-nerdy post to follow. But the short version: “VOTE FOR MIKE NUCKOLS IF YOU LOVE BOOKS!” This morning I was invited to speak before the Haddonfield Public Library Board of Trustees, which was an invitation that meant a lot to me personally. I let them know where I stand as a candidate. I’m … Continue reading Vote for Books!
With Gratitude to the Parents of Kids with Special Needs
Last night I received the best contribution yet to my campaign. Some members of the Special Needs Community in Haddonfield organized an event for me last night.
3 Key Issues and Where I Stand
If we don’t act, we’re eventually going to have classes taught in trailers and dozens of kids told they can’t participate in sports. And that’s the last thing we want.
Confrontation on the Campaign Trail
IMPORTANT NOTE: The conversation below is paraphrased. These are not exact quotes. You’ll see why that’s important soon. But I did have two volunteers right there watching, so I feel confident in saying the gist of it is accurate.
Generally Well Tolerated
I've worked as a writer in healthcare marketing for 25 years. I've written hundred of brochures, websites, and sales tools about dozens of different drugs. And when it comes to side effects, you really aren't allowed to say much. The FDA is very particular about overpromising tolerability. So most of the time you just say … Continue reading Generally Well Tolerated
Stumping for Warren (How Alex won my vote)
First, some exposition In 2016… I did a lot of volunteering for the Hillary campaign. I knocked on doors, made calls, gave money. But in reality, I wasn’t doing it because I was excited about Hillary (I liked her all right). My primary motivation was fear. So when Trump won, it hit me with a … Continue reading Stumping for Warren (How Alex won my vote)
Lessons learned: Tips for Spring Training
If you are planning to head to spring training in Florida (which I highly recommend), here are the following things to take into account: 1) Get your tickets early These games sell out. It’s not like minor league games where you can assume tickets are available at the window. Get your tickets a few days … Continue reading Lessons learned: Tips for Spring Training
Spring Training road trip in 27 photos.
Footnotes included at the end. Footnotes Things we talked about in the car: Popularity, my mom, suicide (tragically relevant), relationship with his brother, baseball (lots and lots), future road trips, how I met Shani, times I had my heart broken, more baseball, Family Guy, hardest we'd laughed with our friends, play-by-play of my trip around … Continue reading Spring Training road trip in 27 photos.