To all my friends and family,
I recently sent out an email letting you know about my blog. I hope that you will come and visit. It occurred to after I sent that email that the diversity of the people whom I love makes me need to make a statement. Everyone is welcome here and I hope they feel the freedom to comment about how they feel. But because I care deeply about all of those who may traverse my little web domain I offer this disclaimer:
I am human. I have opinions and these opinions may differ from yours. You may think that my opinions are crazy or unfounded and I may think that of your opinions. I may talk about politics from a side you do not agree with. I may express concern over current events. I hope to maintain a critical eye and a diplomatic voice but there will be times when anger or sadness or joy overwhelm it. I do not want to hide who I am or what I believe in. But know that you are welcome to disagree. I encourage you to post and begin a discussion, for it is in discussing our differences that we come to recognize our similiarities. Regardless of my opinions and thoughts, I welcome you here.
"Here I stand, I can do no other." - Martin Luther