I spent 35 years working in public relations. At 56, I decided to return to college for my Master's. If I get my thesis done, mission accomplished this fall. I've won numerous awards for journalism, marketing, and public relations. I believe in AP Style but the Oxford comma. At this point, I'll do what I damn well please.
If you are interested in being a member of my tribe, I'm happy to have you. I'll talk to you, exchange ideas with you, work with you, disagree with you, and probably even love you just a little. I will take no abuse or threats. If you don't like what I have to say today, wait until tomorrow. If you still hate me, nobody is asking you to stay.
I grew up in the most conservative part of the U.S., the Texas Panhandle. I have a love hate relationship with my people that is hard to explain, but so deep it hums through my blood. I will tell you there are no better human beings on this planet and I mean it. But does stubborn have to be so damn deep?