I received an email from WordPress bearing good tidings from Erik Jay, who found this Blog — evidently — through diligent effort. Welcome, sir! This effort at blogging is new, but I hope to build Born on 9-11 into a top-rate destination for discerning readers (and fellow writers) like yourself.
I am probably the least Internet-literate person in America. Slowly but very surely, I am learning the ropes. I am still enjoying the happy discovery of how to post pictures (!!!) And I’m trying to figure out how to blogroll, because there are a number of fine blogs out there I like, and I want to show them my support.
Right now I’d like to give a big shout-out to Liberty magazine, which is where Erik discovered me. This is a tremendous magazine, one of the two best from a libertarian perspective. They have been willing to give me a chance to publish with them, and I am very grateful. There are a lot of fine writers at this now-totally-online publication, and I highly recommend that everybody check them out.
Just before I sat down to write this post, I learned of the attempted assassination of Arizona legislator Gabrielle Giffords. She was speaking as part of a public function outside a grocery store, and a gunman sprayed the area with bullets. I don’t know whether they meant to hit her, but they did — in the head. I’ll be praying for her and for her loved ones.
It’s a dangerous world out there, and it’s getting worse every day. No word yet on who did this, though news reports say the police have someone in custody. I believe this happened in Tucson.
Americans are increasingly realizing the need for law and order. We’ve spent enough time coddling criminals and trying to understand their crappy childhoods. Here’s hoping that new, greater citizen involvement in the workings of our country will lead to the end of tragedies like this.
I’ll be praying for everybody’s safety. Please also pray for mine. I have to go out in public today, myself.