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!
Talk about shaking the money tree: Dakota State University's Phi Beta Lambda chapter raised over $8,000 yesterday for the South Dakota March of Dimes in its "Jail and Bail" fundraiser on campus. That's a good chunk of money for four hours' work! Kudos to the PBL members, their co-advisor Dan Talley (one of my profs—yo!), and all the donors who made good things happen yesterday.