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Six Years Of Texas Liberal—A Conservative Such As Myself Focuses On Simple Things

(Blogger’s Note—July 25th marks the 6th anniversary of regular posting on Texas Liberal. I’m glad to say I’m nearing 2 million page views. That is pretty good for one yahoo sitting at home. I was thinking today of what I wanted to say for my blog anniversary. I came to the view that the post below that I wrote earlier this year would well-convey the spirit of the blog. Thanks to everybody who has read Texas Liberal. Please know that in addition to the blog, I have an artsy creative project I hope to have online later this year.  A conservative like myself focuses first on friendship and simple virtues such as sticking to something–such as a blog–one day after the other.)

On my recent visit home to Cincinnati, I met up with a number of friends.

In some cases I took their pictures. These are the pictures you see above.

I met some of these folks in the 1980’s. Two I have met since I left Cincinnati in 1998.

Strong and long-lasting relationships make us better able to deal with the hardships of life.

Also–if we pay attention– these relationships provide us with context to understand the lives that all sorts of people lead in our difficult world.

Everybody I met up with for lunch, dinner, coffee, or a drink had a story to tell.

This is no different from any person you know.

The lives my friends lead have great worth.

I like the people my friends have become over the years.

I work hard to keep up with my friends. I suggest you do the same. Don’t wait for others to act.

Every person has value. Every place has value. Every day has value.

July 25, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. Congratulations on your 6th anniversary! Many of your postings provide new information, reading lists (especially the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., list) and/or thoughts that stimulate reflection and rumination. Thank you for providing something of positive worth, especially in the areas of history, relationships, equality, and civility.

    Comment by Newton | July 25, 2012

  2. Congratulations on 6 years TexasLiberal! Ive enjoyed your writing, viewpoint and don’t think that you haven’t made a positive difference with this blog. Looking forward for the next 6.
    Thank you.

    Comment by citizenx | July 28, 2012

  3. Thanks for both nice comments. With such encouragements I am well-inspired for more blogging in the days ahead.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 31, 2012

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