AboutI am the damn yankee your mother warned you about! I grew up in Massachusetts and have lived in North Carolina for 9 years. My wife is a Washington native and I have 2 stepchildren whom I love as if they were my own. I studied politics and international relations at UMASS Amherst. I am an unapologetic and rationally minded liberal. I distrust government and the free market system with equal measure because I think the motives of each are the same. I love the give and take of ideas and learning new perspectives on the issues of the day. I do not shy away from heated debates either! My other passions include jazz and improvisational music, baseball, golf, and health/fitness issues. As time goes on, I will be writing essays and perspectives on all of these issues. I value any input, opinion, or contrarian perspectives and I look forward to the development of this platform as it grows over the weeks and months ahead.
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The drive to work is often a way to decompress and prepare for the inevitable - the work day.
Red Sox baseball has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. It was introduced to me by my father at my first game in 1973.
This article is the first in an occasional series on jazz and improvisational music.
Diane Rufino's most recent article gives a very cogent and convincing argument as to why government shouldn't be trusted.
The American relationship between government and those governed has reached a 50 year low.