Let's look down Memory Lane:
Welcome to my newly created blog! Here you'll find my thoughts on politics, life at Central Michigan University (where I am a sophomore), the Tigers, and more.
A little about me:
I live in Kentwood, MI, with my parents, two dogs, and bird.
The Communications Director for the College Democrats at CMU, I recently became a card-carrying student member of both the Michigan Democratic Party and the Kent County Democratic Party. I have written letters that have appeared in Central Michigan Life and The Grand Rapids Press. I just became a precinct delegate in Kentwood. During this election season I hope to help with not only College Democrats, but also the Kent County Coordinated Campaign, David LaGrand for State Senate, and the Isabella County Democratic Party. I hope to someday serve as an elected official other than precincct delegate.
While not studying for my major in Political Science and minor in Accounting, I work at the Carey Residential Restaurant. I am also a senator in SGA, secretary of Kulhavi Hall Council, student member of an Academic Senate General Education Subcommittee, and member of ReachOut at St. Mary's University Parish.
I am a Catholic, and am not afraid to profess my love for God and the teachings of Christ. I hhave been involved with St. Mary's Church in Grand Rapids, and with St. Mary's University Parish in Mount Pleasant. I've also been active with the Knights of Columbus Council 4362, where my dad is a past grand knight.
Feel free to say hi anytime!
So began an adventure of sorts for me. Little would I realize that a year later, I would own another blog and post on many others, or that this blog would garner so much attention (i.e. MichLib's Coffee Talk). What started out as an impromptu little corner of the Web where I could share random thoughts about politics, school, and life has grown into, well, much more than that. A year ago I wouldn't have imagined that I would be posting here several times a week, or that as a blogger, I would be part of a trend that is re-shaping American politics, helping to bring the system back to We the People.
It has also been quite an active year in the world of politics as well! Among other things I have used this blog to:
- Celebrate victories by our Governor and many other Democrats;
- Pay tribute to a President;
- Welcome a new Congress;
- Pull the occasional fast one;
- Dispense facts on Michigan's budget crunch;
- Discuss what would happen if the Electoral College tied;
- Debunk a few claims;
- Raise awareness about the Supreme Court and 2008;
- Reflect on our great nation; and
- Opine about our presidential candidates.
Where do I see myself and this blog one year from now? It's hard to tell. We will be in the final hundred days of the 2008 election season (unless 2000 repeats itself). I will have just been re-elected Precinct Delegate, and I just might be getting ready for a trip to Denver. Much of the rest is still a mystery, but this next year promises to be very interesting.
An update: I'm now a junior at CMU. I am no longer in Student Government (but I may return) and have stepped down from the A-Senate Subcommittee and from Hall Council. I an no longer Communications Director, but am now Blogmaster of the College Dems. Other than that, I am still involved with the Party, of course - perhaps even more so now than a year ago!