Although I was shaped by politics in my formative years in North Carolina through initiatives like Boys' State, Senate internships, and various civic opportunities in the Boy Scouts of America, I chose to pursue a career in classical music. Over the course of fifteen years, I earned a doctorate, served as a choirmaster/organist in the Episcopal Church in America, founded and was Artistic Director of the internationally-recognized group Houston Baroque, performed countless concerts in cathedrals and churches throughout the world, and created five commercial recordings. Throughout my work as an artist, I gained extensive knowledge in public speaking, leadership/non-profit organization, marketing, and interpersonal skills. In my free time, I mentored LGBTQ teenagers, each of whom changed my life and opened my eyes to inequality around race, poverty, and many other issues. I am currently pursuing a Master's in Social Work at the University of Houston to address inequality through public policy advocacy.
I am starting a blog because public policy is not theory or abstract. It affects millions of people on a daily basis. The impact of the decisions our leaders make affect all of us.
I am writing for an engaged, thoughtful audience interested in addressing policy inequality in non-partisan/bi-partisan ways. You can get involved by leaving comments, sharing entries you like on social media, posting guest entries, and/or e-mailing me with questions/suggestions/complaints. Feedback is appreciated and encouraged!
The goal of this blog is to find moderation, sobriety, and middle ground in a political climate fraught with anxiety and dysfunction which disallows us to most effectively address inequality.