I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there; in her fertile fields and boundless prairies, and it was not there; in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

- de Tocqueville 1831

Saturday, November 20, 2010

With Out a Net; Will You Still Respect Me.

It has been a year and six months since I first started this blog. I now have seven people who are not ashamed to say that they follow me (the seventh is my best friend who I quilted into following) and three more who comment regularly. I have loved sharing with you who read all my opinions and ideas.  I especially love the give and take we have in the comments section.  Thus said,  for reasons I don't care to discuss I will no longer have my wife edit my blog.  When the idea of writing a blog first hit me (between the eyes,  yes it did hurt) my wife told me that with my lousy punctuation and inept spelling I would not garner respect,  I may not get respect even with a well edited blog,  was my comeback.  I find writing difficult,  it does not come second nature to me although it has been good for my own personal growth and my typing has improved. 

I write this to ask you dear reader if I should continue writing my blog?  It is with some trepidation that I continue.  The written language is not one of my strengths. 

I am not above fishing for complements,  so tell me what it is you like about my blog if anything.

If you like the commentary on this blog than I recommend Atomic Pop and The Water Cooler,  both kindred spirits of mine and astute commentators.