I created this site to hopefully become a magnet for adult conversation without all of the petty and ignorant hyper-partisan jackassery that has permeated the internet as of late. I understand people have opinions, and I don’t begrudge anybody for sharing theirs. At the same time, a 50 or 60-year-old person should be able to communicate the thoughts bouncing between their ears without having to stoop to elementary schoolyard dialogue.
If you’re wanting to engage in elementary dialogue, this is not the spot for you. If you are a hard-core right-wing or left-wing zealot, this is not the spot for you either. I’ll likely address political topics here, as I tend to be quite opinionated about politics and politicians. I do not, however, intend to let this place become nothing but another website where people shout invectives at each other without as much as a single coherent thought.
Over my years on the internet, I have met quite a few people who have opened my eyes to many different perspectives far beyond what my life would have shown me. Hopefully, I can return that same favor and give you views from the perspective of a middle-aged, middle class American (*with enhanced melanin).
If you want to know more about me, just ask. I’m not going to put my personal business out on the internet, but I’ll try to answer any reasonable question that I can without getting too personal.
[Update: 10/14/2013] As for basic information, I’m a 40-year-old American male with a hodge-podge of ancestry that includes African (don’t know the area or group yet), Creek Indian, and some European ancestry as well. My family has been on American soil since the 1790s, so I’m just as much American, if not more, than many of the “patriots” that have surfaced in recent years.
If there’s a post that you’re interested in commenting, feel free to post your opinion as I’m here to learn as much as I share. My opinions are shaped by my upbringing, that of a Black American growing up in the Southern United States. My beliefs tend to range from right-of-center to left-of-center depending on the topic. I don’t currently associate with any political party, and I don’t anticipate applying for membership in any of them in the future. Thanks to those who have posted comments and shared thoughts here. Thanks also to the WordPress community for making me feel at home.