Wednesday, December 26, 2012

So Long Sarah

One of the benefits of writing a loco blog is meeting other writers with an interest in loco issues. That was certainly true almost three years ago when I met Sarah Hussain. Sarah was the new girl in a local blogosphere dominated by men and, being a writer, she wrote about that too.

I immediately liked her.

I wasn't alone either. In very short period of time, Sarah cast a wide net because she didn't just write about stuff from a bystander’s perspective. She jumped into the loco scene with both feet, serving on the HoCo General Plan Task Force and the Owen Brown Village Master Plan Committee. She also joined the HoCo League of Women Voters and together with her husband Chris, created a series of You Tube videos on the candidates for the school board for the league.

In her own corner of Columbia she also organized a block party and was one of the first town home owners to participate in the Columbia Association rain garden program.

In other words, Sarah and Chris were the kind of neighbors that make great neighborhoods even better.

She even helped changed some loco perceptions of bloggers when she participated in the wine summit with Doug Miller from Explore Howard.

Now they are leaving. As Sarah explains Chris got a “great job offer in California and we are moving at the end of the month. We've liked our time here, and we hope to be back. But for now, it's goodbye East Coast, Maryland, and Howard County.”

The left coasts' gain is the east coasts loss.
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