Analysis & Commentary
On mainstream media, culture, education, civics, politics, drug policy, mental health, social justice, water and community from the point of view of my lil’ ole location, Davenport, Florida.
Initiating Brain Blast January 1, 2017!
Where did I come from? (Or, from whence did I fuckn’ come?)
For eight years, Darhlene ran The Poinciana Crane,¹ starting as a public real estate blog then blossoming into a hyperlocal news outlet before closing in 2012. There was a lot happening that year, including yours truly running for a county seat while serving as vice president to civic group that later became the neighborhood power clique; helping found the Poinciana Economic Development Alliance, a.k.a., PEDA; and managing, in a nearly unpaid position, a private for-profit blog for Poinciana’s Solivita management; all before realizing that the real estate industry and an overloaded schedule was not made for people like me.
Who am I?
I the one who passed Florida’s real estate exam on the first try in 2004, a feat not accomplished by most licensure candidates; I was also the one surrounded by industry sharks, I later found, people who’d slap their mother’s faces for a few thousand bucks (or less, who knows). I had thought my background that included decades of experience in economic development, government, and technology would naturally lend me to a successful career in real estate sales. It did not.