993335_706582949367874_1268413184_nI am very excited to announce that I am going to be writing a weekly column!  It will appear on the totally cool new conservative site Rare.us.  This is something that I’ve been interested in doing for a long time, and I’m glad to have found the perfect platform to express my point of view.

The thought of having to come up with an interesting topic to write about every single week is still a bit intimidating, but I am up to challenge.  There has been no shortage of people offering suggestions in the last couple of days! Continue reading “Rare”

The Pope – Updated

Several people have asked me what I think about Pope Francis’s recent interview with America Magazine.  It’s a fascinating interview and a wonderful read in which The Pope says things such as this –

“A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: ‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person. Here we enter into the mystery of the human being. In life, God accompanies persons, and we must accompany them, starting from their situation. It is necessary to accompany them with mercy. When that happens, the Holy Spirit inspires the priest to say the right thing.  Continue reading “The Pope – Updated”

Disappointment = Motivation

It’s very very rare that a person gets exactly what they want exactly when they want it. I am certainly experienced in being disappointed when something didn’t happen the way or when I wanted it to happen. I was reminded of that feeling of disappointment recently.

A couple of months ago, I found out that I was not selected for an experience that I had applied for. I was very disappointed. It was something that I really wanted to do. It was especially disappointing because of the way it all went down. I was really down at first, but soon resigned myself to the fact that I didn’t get it.  So I was very surprised last week to find that that initial feeling of disappointment was nothing compared to the resentment and bitterness I felt l when I found out who was selected!

When I got that news, self-doubt, resentment and negativity absolutely attacked my brain. I was obsessed – Do I suck that bad? How could the people selected have been more attractive candidates than me? What have they done? They don’t have what I have. They’re so boring and predictable. The decision makers are fucking idiots! (There was much much more that I can’t share with you here.) I spent the better part of a week dwelling on it.  Continue reading “Disappointment = Motivation”

“I never listened to the naysayers”

I’ve listened to the Rush Limbaugh Show since the beginning.  In the early days I wasn’t always able to get it on a local station, but I would tune in to some of the nighttime replays when distant signals would come in.  Rush celebrated 25 years on the air this week.

I was listening to the 25th anniversary show yesterday when he said some things that really hit home for me.  I’m sure that his words will resonate with most people who have ever taken risks to follow their dreams.  CNSNews has the audio clip here.

The part about ignoring the naysayers is just what I needed to hear this week.  When Chris Barron and I started GOProud, the naysayers were everywhere.  Many people, including people I used to consider to be friends, weren’t supportive.  I am proud that we proved them wrong and built an organization that has had a significant presence in the national political arena since 2009.  Continue reading ““I never listened to the naysayers””