Judges and attorneys get to see and hear many deeply interesting tales during their careers.  Over time, the best ones stand out as ones which not only are entertaining, but have potential to also be highly educational.  They are somewhat the equivalent of Aesop’s Tales.  A good story with an outcome that can be instructive.  We learned about Guidelines, Regulations and Laws.  How they differ and also how they work in unison with one another.  The stories of those plaintiffs who were too greedy to accept fair judgments, and the stories of juries who did great jobs as well as those which came up with nearly incredible awards.  That’s our system and in the overall, that’s our justice.  Imperfect, but free.  Better than many or most systems, but not above legitimate criticism from time to time.  It does make for great questions and even better discussions.  You missed a truly involving and good session if you were not there.



We need to be vigilant and vocal in order to make our case to the powers on the far side of the Bay.  It is a money thing.  We need to make the case that citizens on this side of the Bay are entitled to reasonable levels of care and the ongoing services of doctors to see patients without long trips and weeks of waiting.  It is going to take action in the House of Delegates and State Senate to make our situation turn out well.  We will need the Governor’s support, too.  Please take every opportunity you get to support keeping the hospital a working environment in Chestertown.



Our holiday Inn Express hotel owner, Sandeep Thakar visited CBG this week for an update on his firm’s favorite charity which we also have been supporting.   We had a large audience that had come to hear from Scott Burleson and it was really great o have so many folks hear the unusual and touching story of how Sandeep became interested in this particular charity.  His cancer surviving friend just competed in a 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents adventure.  That’s quite a recovery from brain cancer.  We appreciate all the support we get from the hotel during the year and hope to continue the relationship.


CBG Healing and Horses

People from all walks of life suffer from injuries and trauma which can be both physical and mental.  These afflictions can arise from instant events or over extended periods of time.  How they appear to health care givers is highly varied and not always easy to diagnose or to pinpoint.  It takes time, effort and insight to get to the bottom of problems before they can be treated.  With experience and long term understanding of these subjects, people in need of healing can be connected to these two associated professionals who connect those in need to horses that possess an uncanny sensitivity to what some people are in need of.  Horses don’t judge us, but apparently they have some energy or empathy with humans who are hurting and can help us relieve symptoms of trauma.  While we may not fully understand what is taking place, the improvement in patients is sufficient to warrant such holistic treatments that seem to work well for many who have given it a chance.

This service is readily available in Kent County, so if you know someone who is suffering from injury, fears, sadness, anxiety, etc then maybe some counseling and therapy ought to be sought out.



We have a branch of a hugely successful, world class business located quietly in Worton.  Many folks are not aware of its presence, but it is a large producer of products which go into the formulation of plastics that are is use everywhere in the USA and around the world.  Mr. Mabe has been working for Eastman for 30 years and in Worton for the past 6 years.  The description of the facility, the wide uses for their  extensive product lines, the positive overall impact on Kent County are all important messages to have heard.  It was good news to better understand the way waste water is thoroughly treated and tested and also welcome news that what they manufacture there is not the kind of thing likely to blow up creating a doomsday scenario.  

Interestingly, an older gentleman in today’s audience was one of the initial builders of the site in 1959, knew the old history of ownership, and why this facility landed in Kent County.  It was unexpected and a good added bonus.

It is always good to better understand those businesses that have succeeded and thrived in Kent County.  We hear so much about resistance to development, but often don’t see how good businesses do well locating here and have proven track records to back it up.


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