Upon entering the blogging world in 2012, I almost talked myself out of continuing after the first few posts. Whether for good or ill, here it is almost 2016 and I’m the one shocked that I’m still enjoying writing this blog. Now, with that said in the new year, it’s time for some changes.
Instead of endless political and foreign policy commentary (402 posts in 2015), I’m going to attempt to move my blog in another direction. Anyone can be an armchair critic about all that is wrong in American politics and culture, but let’s face the truth, it’s not the politicians’ fault for the state of our culture, our communities or the problems in our own lives. Despite the hype about the 2016 election, neither political party can fix America. Only committed citizens can do that.
Assuredly, failed social programs do deserve criticism, but let’s enter the new year facing the truth. Rebuilding the American team starts at the individual level, in fact, it starts with each of us. So, with this wide open internet why can’t we start working to share ideas, resources, and most of all inspirations geared toward that mission: rebuilding the American team.
Sure, there will still be politics and some of my trademark snarky commentary, but I’m inviting all of you to email me ideas, links, posts, with important lessons in American history, stories of heroes, stories of grassroots programs that work, educational information, life stories, whatever you feel like sharing and I will happily post it! You can just post it as a comment too and I’ll convert it to a blog post. Use your real name or a pseudonym, whatever you feel comfortable with, but I would like to turn my blog into more of a chat around my kitchen table type atmosphere rather than me droning on and on and on.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing y’all a very Happy New Year!