Welcome. As a regular reader of a number of blogs, I've decided to attempt to write one. I will probably write some original material, although I plan on having an emphasis on providing links to things that I find interesting, important, or just funny. My focus will be on current events and politics, although I'd like to throw in some sports as well. I also have an interest in media bias
I was born at the end of the baby boom, and I'm sure that my perspectives have been shaped by the times that I have experienced. I was a Democrat until a few years ago, and I now consider myself to be an Independent. If I fit into a category, it's most likely "Eagle, " which I've seen mentioned most often by Andrew Sullivan
. He describes an Eagle as someone who is socially liberal, fiscally conservative, and strong on defense. Many Eagles are former Liberals who had their world views changed by 9/11. I was already heading in that direction, and the attacks against this nation merely helped to push me along.
I had lived in New York until I relocated to Virginia in 1997. I am enjoying life at a slower speed than is possible in NY, although I would prefer if I did not have to resort to making my own bagels.
The look of my blog may change over time as I become more comfortable with the format, and discover what I can do with it. For now, please excuse the lack of polish.