Ok folks, if you take a little look around this here blog you will note that I've been engaged in a fair amount of upgrading, fixing, changing, rearranging, streamlining, and hopefully promoting this space. All in an effort to make it a little more user-friendly and inviting. My posts have tended to be on the long side which, for those of you who know me, this shouldn't be a surprise, as we all know I'm a little long-winded at times. (at times?) But that is the reason this blog has finally come into existence. Anyway, I hope you like the changes. Those of you more experienced in the format, please make suggestions for further improvements and promotions. Tell your friends, enemies, fellow travelers, and adversaries. And please don't hesitate to leave comments and reactions to my posts. Thanks for reading.
Been mostly out loud for a long time. Committing some of the noise to readable bytes.
I occasionally go by my initials, ba, but I'm using a nom de revolucion bestowed on me by the good fellows who operate Progressive Blend Radio. You'll have to check with them for an explanation of the name, though I suspect that my general point of view and method of displaying it goes a fair way to providing at least some clues.
I'm a lawyer by trade, historian and history teacher by education, and a political commentator by inclination. My mom tells me I was following politics by the time I was about 6 years old. I don't know why, it just always seemed to matter to me. It might be because I took the fact that my birthday is July 4th (yes it is) seriously as an American. I believe the evidence shows this country was founded on classically liberal principles and that we need to rediscover what that means and how it applies in our time if we wish to survive as the kind of nation our founders envisioned.