I have not done much here lately for a few reasons. I’ve been busy, I haven’t seen any outdoor gear I want to talk about, and Twitter is a whole lot quicker.
After initially being very critical of Twitter and celebrities telling every time they had a bowel movement or ditsy thought I have become a big fan. Used properly and responsibly Twitter is the greatest communications tool since movable type, in my opinion. Want to address a customer service issue with pretty much any company? Tweet them and they will quickly get back to you to resolve the problem. Want to express your appreciation for a job well done? Tweet it out. See a story that you think is important? Hit the Twitter link and send it out for everyone to see. Want to play a part in the political process? Tweet your opinions, join the discussion, and participate. Yes it can be misused, abused, and adulterated but in a big, noisy, and cluttered world where it is so easy to get lost in the masses Twitter offers an opportunity to say something and be heard.
Twitter is my soapbox, my Speaker’s Corner and I intend to use it to do some good. One of my favorite subjects, especially recently, is politics. I have a degree in political science and have always been interested in the process of governance. I am also a registered Independent and strong conservative so it should be no surprise that I have a lot to say about the 2016 Presidential election and candidates.
For you long time gearhead visitors that want me to cover nothing but gear on this site, I am sorry (although I am in the process of doing a YouTube series on my Great Gear list) but I think the election is much more important. The next President of the United States will mostly likely appoint 4 Supreme Court Justices to serve lifetime terms and that will have a huge effect on the future of this country. So if you aren’t paying attention, you should be. Come join me on Twitter and maybe we can make a difference. Be respectful, be responsible, be effective, be clever, be involved, but be heard. The stakes are very high.