Miles Takes City Hall

Out of the blue last week a librarian at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library called Anto and I asking if we’d let our son Miles speak to the Fredericksburg City Council about the benefits of their continued support of the library. (As an aside, one of the greatest treasures of Fredericksburg is the local library system, and as unschooled feral learners our children are there all the time, and it rules.) We were honored on Miles’s behalf and we agreed. So last night Miles got up in front of the the city council to talk about the benefits he gets from their continued support of the best library system around. It was an awesome moment as a parent—forgive my indulgence, but this is my blog damn it! What’s more, there is a nice surprise 45 seconds in.

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13 Responses to Miles Takes City Hall


  2. Who knew that the accent was hereditary?

    Excellent though.

  3. leelzebub says:

    It DOES make you kind of happy to know all the stuff the library offers!!

  4. shannotate says:

    This was so great! I love to see kids enjoy learning and Miles really exemplifies this. Congrats on being an awesome parent 🙂

  5. Ron says:

    Awesome !!!!!! 🙂

  6. martha says:

    SO great. We love CRRL too!

  7. Mikhail says:

    MILES!!! I can say I knew him when.

  8. Brian says:

    Well done, Groom clan. Go Miles!

  9. Matt says:

    Have to agree with comment #1: BEST POST EVER.

  10. Tobia says:

    You did a great job, Miles! It was FANTASTIC!!!!


  11. Linda says:

    Oh my gosh! HOW ADORABLE IS HE?!! Bravo, Miles!! 🙂

  12. Maura says:

    Maybe we should all be “unschooled feral learners” – I’m willing to bet our learning experiences would be much more memorable.

  13. Carla says:

    Bravo Miles! Ciao a tutti i Grooms…

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