One Year and Counting Down

This issue marks our 12th consecutive month dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s a solid year of dealing with an emergency that has altered our lives dramatically...

Joy, Then the Opposite

There’s hope on the horizon, as the Moderna vaccine arrives and is entering City employee arms as I write this...

Making Our Way to the Center

As we greet 2021 after a very difficult stretch that’s not over yet, the simple act of wishing you joy and prosperity might seem hollow...

There’s No Place Like Home

I’ve finally achieved my goal – appearing on the cover of Alive! in my pajamas! Well, at least the brand-new ready-for-photograph version of my pajamas...

The Power of a Fresh Start

“Hit the showers” usually means your day, or task, is done. Sanitation’s Mobile Hygiene Unit teams see it differently: Hitting the showers can be the beginning of a new day, a new outlook, a new life...

Living History

After spending an afternoon with Ethel Pattison at the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center, I know what it’s like to be in the presence of history...

A First for Us; a Last for Ed

In this month’s issue we have a first (producing a cover story without actually visiting) and a last (the retirement of the longtime servant of Retired City employees, Ed Harding)...

He’s Got This Emergency Covered

You might not know it, but here at Alive!, we dedicate each August to Rec and Parks in a series we call Summer in the City. We figure, at that point each year, it’s time to kick back and enjoy being outdoors before school starts and the fall gets really busy...

Patriotism, Family and City Service

Thank you, Bill and family, for your service to the United States and to the City. We are grateful...

To Show Is to Tell

This month’s cover story has really gone sideways. On purpose!...