Port City Notebook

News, views and random observations around Alexandria

Mission Statement

This blog began as a way to provide parents and residents of the city of Alexandria with accurate and objective information about our public schools.  Now that my two Alexandria City Public Schools alumni are gainfully employed college grads, my focus has broadened to city-wide and regional issues.

Having spent nearly 20 years as a journalist, and countless hours serving on nonprofit boards and volunteering alongside many other parents dedicated to improving our schools, I believe that I can add a different viewpoint to the public discourse.

I’ll also occasionally share some of my favorite books, news articles and random observations around our port city.