When my first article was published in the online edition of The American Spectator in January 2009, it was like being called up to the big leagues.
I had been writing at various conservative websites for nearly six years and after spending that time honing my craft, I was being given the opportunity to show what I could do.
After publishing a handful of articles in 2009, I became an “everyday player” in 2010 contributing with a weekly article and becoming a regular at The Spectacle Blog.
Even though I have never worked in Washington or on Wall Street, the good folks at The American Spectator thought I had something to contribute to the ongoing discussion about the past, future and present state of conservatism as well as about the past, present and future state of affairs in America and abroad.
Whether I’m writing about the follies of President Obama, the rise of the Tea Party, or the unwillingness of liberals to hold themselves to the lofty standards they set for conservatives, Spectator readers are quick to offer comments. Positive or negative, such exchanges mean people are reading what I am writing, and would not have been possible without the willingness of The American Spectator to provide exposure and light for my thoughts.
It is written in Deuteronomy that Man shall not live by bread alone. Luckily, it is also true that Man does not live by politics alone, either. The American Spectator‘s editors recognize this and have allowed — indeed, encouraged — me to write about baseball, music, and more.
Above all else, The American Spectator has given me something to look forward to each week – my next article. Sometimes I know what I want to write about weeks in advance; sometimes I don’t know what I am going to write about until I start typing. Either way, if you ask me what my favorite article is my answer will be, “The next one.”
All of which brings me to this point. These endeavors cost money especially in a time where technology is constantly updated. If you enjoy my articles and blog posts (as well as those of my fellow American Spectator colleagues) and want to continue reading them for many years to come, then I hope you will take a moment to use the form below to donate a few of your hard-earned dollars toward our efforts.
Thank you kindly.