Occasionally, I will mention my job, my public service activities, and other aspects of my life to offer my readers a better perspective on where I'm coming from. But to be clear:
"The views that I express represent my own opinions, based on my own education and experience, not the opinions of any other entity, party, or group to which I belong. I give these opinions in my individual capacity, as a private citizen, and as someone who gives a good gosh darn about his community, his country, and the truth."
In other words: my blog, my words, my point of view. Enjoy!
A RealMadison.org feature for local history buffs: see my notes on Gale Pifer's MDL essay on Samuel Barger and car racing in Lake County. Among the surprises I learned from Pifer: Lake County once had a full county fair, complete with auto racing! I like our current 4-H Achievement Days, but a county fair seems a much grander spectacle. Read up, tell me what you think!