Hello And Welcome to New Followers
Hello to new readers, and thank you for subscribing! First off, I’d like to apologize for not uploading the full podcast for the last piece, but the full version there now, and I have also opened up comments to everyone on that piece. I usually keep them behind the paywall because it cuts out some of the abuse, but we’ll give it a try.
I will also say that I’ll be on Megyn Kelly’s show tomorrow (July 20) for a few minutes. Her podcast is available on itunes and Sirius XM, and on youtube, If you’re interested.
Why am I doing this? Well, I have been mostly chased off of Facebook and Twitter. I still write for the business I started in 1999, awardsdaily.com, with a staff. Since I own it, no one can fire me. I could fire myself for, you know, spending too much time on Substack. My site will shut down when I decide it should shut down. I am grateful I never sold it (not that anyone offered to buy it).
I also have a little movie on Netflix about the summer I saw Jaws at 10, in 1975. You might like that. The Summer of the Shark.
For this Substack, which I started right when things began to spiral for the Democratic Party and me, I am hoping to find common ground with people who believe in the American experiment and want to preserve it, fortify it, and celebrate it.
I also write about culture, not just politics, and sometimes the Oscars. Mostly, it’s about politics, though. Or rather, the most destructive force in American culture at the moment, which I believe is the new Left.
Like so many others out there, I am politically homeless. I am trying to see people as people, and not people as part of a tribe. It isn’t easy to do. But I don’t feel like I can sit this one out. I must try to use whatever voice I have to shake the tree.
For those lost souls, welcome. Things will not be getting easier during this Fourth Turning. We’re going to need each other. With this Substack, I hope to help build a better path forward.
Hey, it’s worth a shot, right?
One of the things I love to do every year is to drive across the country. It gets me off the internet and back in real life. It is such a big, beautiful place, the United States. You can’t know this country, its people, its beliefs, its economy unless you see it for yourself.
Last May, as I was driving through Pennsylvania, I had stayed on the road too late. It was getting dark. Usually, I try to find a motel before nightfall. But if I’d done that, I would have missed the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen.
Here are a few photos of that. It was really something.