While everyone is busy doubling down on drastic and sometimes irrational opinions, you’ll usually find me defending both sides.  I have been blessed and cursed by an intense need to understand, to find the truths, and to find ways to show others that purple isn’t just a pretty color, it’s a nice place to be politically.

I don’t have any idea what my IQ is, but I suspect that it is dreadfully average. I don’t see a test in my future either – no need to confirm my suspicions, thank you very much! Some people dream of Jeannie… I have always dreamed of Genius! Just kidding – kind of. The pursuit of knowledge has been a big and important part of my life. What I’ve found is that I’m not really smarter than the average bear, but I am a great deal more curious. This particular condition makes me a sponge for information – and this blog is my first attempt at wringing it out to make room for more. Did I mention I think in metaphors?

With deep respect for two people who embody opposite sides of the political spectrum in my family, I was exposed to a lot of information at a very early age.  Scrutinizing every fact that was presented to me became a way of life – what I learned was that most of the time and to varying degrees, they were both right. It’s a concept I hope to resurrect from the dead with the help of reason.