I am a retired financial controller who has worked for large manufacturing firms located in New York, California, Massachusetts and Tennessee over the past 30 years. My retirement lasted about a week, and then I started my own small company, just so that I didn’t go crazy (or, more honestly, drive my beautiful bride crazy).
I’m a Vietnam veteran, and that fun-filled experience left me with little enthusiasm for organized politics until ten or twelve years ago. But the eras of “Tricky Dick” Nixon, Carter the Peanut Farmer, and Bill and Hillary (and let’s not forget Monica) disgusted me, and it was then that I started paying more attention.
I’m a graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, with both a B.S. and an M.B.A.
Obama and the Progressives crystalized the basic issues that face America, and the birth of my two grandsons prompted me to speak out. This blog is one outlet.
I’ve had over 350 articles published in American Thinker, Pajamas Media, Canada Free Press and The Absurd Report as well as the 70 or 80 original essays that appear here.
Posting comments is strongly encouraged. After all, for an exchange of ideas and viewpoints, it takes at least two people talking. And, frankly, the more the merrier. Or, if you prefer, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The whole purpose of this blog is to foster new ways of thinking about our problems, and encourage discussion and debate. And for those who are from countries outside the United States, please feel free to toss in your opinions as well. At last count, there are folks from 46 nations who have visited this blog, so the more the merrier.
This blog wasn’t created just for me to pontificate. The only person who has a right to pontificate is the Pope. After all he IS the Pontiff, so pontificating is actually in his job description. It’s not in mine. And I’ll assume, it’s not in yours either. I try to communicate my opinions and occasionally suggest solutions to the problems facing our nation. While I tend to be conservative in my outlook, I am not a Republican or a Democrat. I just try to see the best way forward that at least 50% plus one of our citizens can live with.