As a longtime moderate, and an increasingly raging one amidst the growing political polarization afflicting our country today, I have finally resolved as we start 2018 to launch this blog after several years of prior fits and starts.
Like Dobie Gray in his legendary song Drift Away, I take much of my inspiration in life from music (despite having no musical talent whatsoever). So it only seemed fitting to turn to some musical wisdom to get this blog started.
I have picked out ten songs I think will give a good frame for what it means to be a moderate and to highlight some of the big issues of the day where, more than ever, we need moderates to play a lead role to move things forward. While for the most part these songs are in no particular order, there really was only one song appropriate to lead things off. Continue reading