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Why My Blog Exists

Updated October 2008

Extraordinary Observations went live in September 2004. I was 17 years old and a senior in high school at the time; and my observations were fairly limited in nature. Back then, blogging was still a bit of a fringe hobby. I'm not sure if I was the only kid in my high school blogging, but I can't imagine there being many others. Four years doesn't seem like a long time, but a lot has changed since 12th grade. My writing style has evolved, my observations have changed, and it has been exciting to watch my blog's readership grow.

My blog exists because there are some observations that are worth sharing with the world. My favorite topics are politics and economics. I'm a passionate critic of local politics in Cleveland, my hometown; and energy and transportation are two issues especially close to my heart. I won't deny that my observations are written with a slant. My politics can be described as progressive and my economics as neo-Keynesian. I t…