My name is Ryan and first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my site. The site is my ramblings (sometimes coherent) on politics, world events, news, sports and life in general. My vision for the site is that it will foster great intellectual conversation and will be able to enlighten anyone who visits the site.
To introduce myself further, I am a graduate of the University of Delaware (2008) and am employed by the United States as a civilian worker. I have been writing on blogs since prior to the 2004 election which was the spark plug for my interest in news, politics, and American life.
My interest include some things mainstream and some very far from the beaten path. I enjoy blogging (obviously), genealogy research, metal detecting (hunting for treasure on the beach), sports (tennis, hockey, baseball), reading (fiction mostly), Star Trek (yep I'm a trekkie), Marvel Comics, video games (Playstation, Gamecube, N64), bowling, CNN, history, pets, old coin collecting (I've got one from 1820!), and building bridges (between people, not actual bridges!).
My interest in politics started (as I mentioned) during the 2004 presidential election. I was a freshman at the University of Delaware and for the first time in my life I was starting to form ideas that weren't based on what my parents believed. They were my own ideas and as I began to explore them I realized that when I learned about the American political progress it was very easy to become passionate about it.
I think I can be best described as a "junkie" for enlightened thought. I do not mean this in an elitist way by any means but rather a love for the spread of knowledge. There is nothing more I love than getting into a debate with a friend over an issue and being able to respectfully argue and debate the points and be able to shake hands afterwards. Hopefully the site can infect you with the love I have for ideas and knowledge and create some sort of passion within you.