I hold truth, common sense, logic, efficiency, and integrity in high esteem, so therefore I am conservative in my politics. My hero is Ronald Reagan, though when he first ran I nearly voted for Mondale. At the time, I was just transitioning from darkness to light both spiritually and politically. (Perhaps one's political views reflect their spiritual state). Nonetheless, Providence guided my finger to the correct lever and I've been a conservative ever since. Many moons ago, I ran for NY State Senator on the Right to Life ticket and lost. But I did garnish 1% of the vote (not bad for New York). I enjoy listening to Ricochet podcasts, especially Mark Steyn, Pat Sajak, James Lileks, Andrew Klavan, and Peter Robinson. And Rob Long too, because some viewpoint-stretching is healthy. I appreciate the engaging, eclectic Ricochet writers who also challenge me to expand my scope of thinking (though I have zero tolerance for RINOs, especially the squishy ones). I am an aspiring writer (which means I actually don't write) and am currently unemployed as a professional organizer and now work for free. I have seven children and four grandkids, all beautiful of course.