What we are not.

Buffalo is famous for many things and to my mind they are all good.
Unfortunately, tech here is decidedly old-school, insular and not very diverse.
What I notice (in general) is that businesses in Buffalo have their websites made somewhere else other than our own community. I have been here for over 10 years and this has never changed.

We have so much to offer otherwise I think it might be good to invest more tax money in technology and forget about the medical insurance and education corporations that dominate our local economy. All those endowments and tax breaks for those industries are not making Buffalo more prosperous, in my opinion. Buffalo needs more than just low wage service jobs. Those days are gone forever.


He who is filled with Virtue is like a newborn child.
Wasps and serpents will not sting him;
Wild beasts will not pounce upon him;
He will not be attacked by birds of prey.
His bones are soft, his muscles weak,
But his grip is firm.
He has not experienced the union of man and woman, but is whole.
His manhood is strong.
He screams all day without becoming hoarse.
This is perfect harmony.

Knowing harmony is constancy.
Knowing constancy is enlightenment.

It is not wise to rush about.
Controlling the breath causes strain.
If too much energy is used, exhaustion follows.
This is not the way of Tao.
Whatever is contrary to Tao will not last long.

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
Translation by Ray Burgess