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!
We're having a spate of anonymous and pseudonymous comments this morning, so a friendly reminder is in order. I'm happy you're all reading, and I'm happy to get your input. But the price of publicity is nymity: put your name, your real name, a name I can verify, to your comments. If I can't tell who you are, I delete the comment, regardless of its content. Putting names to words promotes civil discourse and accountability. Words you are afraid to put your name to probably shouldn't be said... but you can also send them to me privately.