So I’ve been thinking of how to glue the facets of my life together now that I’ve entered the world of politics aka what I like to call “the new band”. It’s too easy to get caught up in all the work that needs to be done in order to run a campaign, improve one’s knowledge of policy and history, etc. and lose sight of one’s self. I used to blog a lot in my life before politics so I thought maybe I would give myself a space to just be me.
I would like to say first of all thank you for your engagement and support. You’re reading this right now so at least you’re interested enough in who I am and what I do to take a few moments of your time to learn more.
About me- born and raised in St. Charles, Mo. when it was just a little river town, I’ve played music professionally my entire life, I lived in Boston, Mass. for 10 years, I’m married to my one and only (African American) wife, I have somehow managed to get into the business of raising other people’s kids, I’m a motorcycle enthusiast (sport bikes), I’m straightedge and now I’m running myself ragged trying to earn the opportunity to become a Mo. State Representative so that I can be a better Representative for our District and our State.
We recently joined the YMCA again as our former gym was actually torn to make room for a Hobby Lobby (a bit ironic) and we are now raising another generation of kids- which wasn’t exactly on our menu in this chapter of our lives. I used to be a bit of a gym rat and I look forward to getting back into my (regular human) routine in order to better deal with the unfortunate drama and long work hours that being even a candidate to be a “citizen legislator” entails.
The other 2 issues of being a “regular human” that I’m addressing is riding and continuing to pursue my music career. My bike needs a new fork seal in order to pass inspection but my guitar and my voice are ready to rock 2020 and beyond. I make it a point to always have a guitar handy and some music in my ears whenever possible.
I invite you to follow me on this journey- actually Chapter 2 as I ran for Mo. State Senate last year. I learned a lot and did pretty well and in 2020 I’m working to continue to raise my game so that I can utilize a greater platform from which to advocate for those that I know and love.
I’m going to turn in now and attempt to get some sleep so we’ll chat again tomorrow. I have to commit to making time to work the phones until November (and beyond) and I hope to get back on track tomorrow so that we can earn the support necessary to defeat Rep. Dottie Bailey in 2020. We can do this!