Hello out there to anyone who has read and enjoyed my blogs. After a long break from blogging while I worked on a poetry chapbook which I hope to soon publish, and after starting a novel which I hope to finish, I am back to my website activity.
When I first started Views, I planned more of a personal column, similar to Erma Bombeck’s humorous commentary on family life, or Garrison Keillor’s observations about American community. But I became immersed in political and religious commentary in response to the challenges that face our society and the world in the new millenium. I hope that nobody who enjoyed my lighter side is disappointed! We all need humor and celebrations of the personal life. But I feel a great sense of purpose at this juncture to address the issues that confront us nationally and globally.
Since my own experiences in the great world of political and business affairs is limited, I must rely on the ideas of others who are closer to the action. Hence, I am doing a lot of book commentaries. As I learn, I share. Right now I am reading two or three books about economic philosophy, particularly as it relates to politics. So you may expect some responses to those books. Hopefully, I may collect some of these topical blogs and book commentaries into a book of my own.
I became immersed in political and religious commentary in response to the challenges that face our society and the world in the new millenium.
In the meantime, I have been immersed in the family life I try to champion. Being there for a sister’s surgeries, and spending the summer with my grandchildren and family of origin have kept me busy along with my reading and other writing projects. My grandsons had expressed an interest in reconnecting with cousins they hadn’t seen since they were small and lived with us. So we went on a sentimental journey back to my roots. They also spent a lot of quality time with their grandfather and me here in Florida, and Paul travelled with me to New Mexico to spend time with their mother and friends out there. It has been a supremely satisfying summer, but I am happy to be back at my computer. I look forward to sharing books, insights and whatever else life offers me with you.