As with many milestones in my life, when I started this blog, I made a choice without really knowing what I was getting into, worked at it for a while, and later came back to get more official education on the matter. So, I’ve been blogging for years and am only now taking the WordPress Blogging 101 class.
Who am I?
I am an American of European descent (despite family legends of Native ancestors, I have yet to find any proof of that), so you can call me white.
I am a straight male and a married man with 4 cats (no human kids).
Why Does this blog exist?
I started this blog in order to share my thoughts. Isn’t that why everyone starts a blog?
The topics that interest me, that excite my passions, that lead me to wrestle with logic and evidence and facts and the authority of sources, those topics range from
- justice to mercy,
- history and symbolism to racism and white supremacy,
- institutions and labels to philosophy and tradition,
- law and civility to individuals and society,
- right and wrong to good and evil,
- ethics and theories to consequences and rules of procedure, and
- from tolerance and acceptance to intolerance and rejection.
These and more are fair game here.
Yes, this does mean that I pay attention to politics and to the news media, although I get far more information from social media and books than from any television network. Generally, I am No Labels (independent) politically and heterodox religiously.
I bring to this blog a background of several decades in dealing with these issues in some form or another. You can read my earlier posts to see the specifics of that background and I will mention particulars when I deem them relevant.
I currently make my living as a freelance mobile notary public and as a freelance writer. You can read more about that on my business blog at http://notarymemphis.wordpress.com.
I am also an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. My ministry blog is at http://memphisservice.org.
So, that is the who and the why of this blog and this completes the first assignment of the Blogging 101 class.