Why we need Independents. A personal, political perspective.

Most posts start with the disclaimer: This is not political. This one starts with: This is indeed political.

No matter which side of the fence you are on, I’m confident you will find value in this piece.  I trust that you will read it with an open mind and contemplate my words with inquisitiveness rather than cast judgment. I will then challenge you to evaluate your own perspective and ask if you truly believe 100% in the party that you subscribe to. Continue reading “Why we need Independents. A personal, political perspective.”

Dear Mr. President, have you forgotten?

Every year we say, “Never forget.” This year I ask, “Have you forgotten?”

9/11. Enough said.

That date is etched in our memory – and our hearts.

2976* human beings murdered. People like you and me. People who had plans that evening. People who had families, friends and loved ones. People who never expected to die that day in such a horrific and brutal manner.

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A moment of silence. A moment of prayer.

I’m a news junkie.  I’m an independent mind who follows politics. I’m a free thinker and a free spirit who listens to all sides, researches information, gets educated and weighs all facts before forming an opinion – and that opinion is subject to change as more information is received and processed.

I’m an American with a deep love and commitment to my country – despite any leadership that is in place – past, present or future.  I’m proud to be an American and always will be – even if I’m ashamed and disgusted by what’s transpiring in our country today, or any day.

This is not a political post. This is not a religious, cultural, racial or gender identity post.  Continue reading “A moment of silence. A moment of prayer.”

Happy Birthday, America.

As we embark upon the July Fourth holiday weekend, I am reminded of what this time means to me.

I spent many years volunteering for the USO and the Fourth of July was filled with activities to not only celebrate the birthday of our country, but to honor and thank our service men and women – and their families.

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