How did I enter into the crazy world that we fondly refer to as the blogosphere? Well…let’s start at the beginning…kind of.
I’ve always been civic minded, I was raised that way. My Dad was a news junkie (kind of like I am now) and I always knew he followed politics but what I loved the most was that he never told me what party to belong to or who to vote for, but he strongly encouraged me to be informed. I could follow whatever cause or whomever I chose to follow, but be prepared to back it up and tell people why.
My parents also instilled in us a powerful work ethic, an acceptance of all people no matter who they were or how ‘different’ they might be from me, and a desire to be the best at whatever we did. Another thing that I value from my upbringing, is the fact that my family is incredibly patriotic. We have several veterans in our family, so I was also raised with a strong reverence for this great country we are privileged to live in and the military that protect us each and every day.
With all that said, I was excited to vote for the first time, and researched Presidential candidates, but never looked closely at the state and local level. In 2008, I started following politics more closely. My sweetheart encouraged me to go to Restoring Honor in 2010 and that was a real pivotal moment for me. Being surrounded by so many like minded people who were genuinely good people, with good hearts, was simply amazing. It was then that I truly became a news junkie and started delving into local politics as well. Now, here I am!
I contemplated starting a blog for a while, but that desire grew exponentially after March 1, 2012. Breitbart was a true conservative hero and his words inspired me to use my voice. I have the utmost respect for the conservative ‘blogosphere’, and to think that I might be able to offer something to it is humbling yet quite desirable. I received immediate support from my good friend Michael Swartz of Monoblogue, and reached out to other bloggers I admired like Prof. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection and Stacy McCain of The Other McCain. Stacy’s article on ‘how to get a million hits…’ was awesome and huge help, as well as these two articles. In 2012, I registered my domain name and am looking forward to seeing growth both personally and professionally.
I currently wear a few hats, right now I am working in the liberally dominated world of academia, but am hoping to escape as soon as humanly possible. As for my political activism, which has become my primary passion in life, my first opportunity to work actively on a campaign was as the Region 6 Coordinator for the Dan Bongino for U.S. Senate campaign. Most recently, I’ve started a new venture as a consultant and am working on behalf of some great conservative candidates as well as some small businesses in my home state. For more information on that, click here.
I’m also involved with the Republican Women of Worcester County (The largest Republican Women’s group in Maryland!), Poll Watcher and Database Researcher for Election Integrity Maryland, President of the Wicomico County Republican Club, and Treasurer and Board Member for the Constitutional Conservatives for Maryland PAC.
In addition to my blog, I’m very excited to have also entered the world of talk radio. I recently left a Maryland based network for a broader, more national audience on Wayne Dupree’s WAARadio network. (We Are America Radio) I also periodically post podcasts on the blog.
A few of my favorite things: Chocolate, politics, good food, wine, news, history, researching, reading, books, wine, chocolate, coffee, and more books…and then more coffee and wine 😉 You get the picture.
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**My writing here and my radio show are my PERSONAL opinion and thoughts and in no way a reflection of my employer nor any of the organizations or clubs I’m involved in. I know the smart folks get that already, but for the others, here ya go, I spelled it out for ya.