It's been a long time.
I have thought about deleting this blog. I haven't written on it regularly in years. Yet, each time I held the mouse over the button I just couldn't do it...
Blogging was a way to pass the time during a hard time in my life. I had lost my voice and was without hope that it would ever return. Five years does not seem so long now. At the time it felt like an eternity. The first three years were a struggle with times of improvement. The last two were the darkest. Through writing I found a voice. Then, when I regained my ability to speak, I slowly stopped writing.
This blog developed into something I hadn't quite envisioned when I started. Communicating with people from different backgrounds and view points inspired me to learn more and helped to solidify what I believed and why. Unfortunately, where politics are concerned, everything is subject to change and you really have to be paying attention to keep up. I stopped paying attention.
I am now writing for a new monthly newspaper here in Colorado, Common Sense News. Through this blog I would like to give people access to information that I gather and, hopefully, revive the spirit of dialog between people that don't necessarily share the same views but are seeking to understand and to be understood.
I intended to go through and clean things up before the paper went out. This blog is not what anyone would call professional. But, you know what? I've decided to leave it as is.
My goal is to post here at least once a week.