• Tom Goffe

Allow me to introduce myself...

Updated: May 28, 2020

Life in the pandemic age. What to do? Start a blog where I can say what I want when the mood strikes me. Two things I'll do is share views and reviews. But, first things first: who is this guy?

I don't talk about myself that much, but so you'll know where I am coming from, here goes. I've lived in 12 different states and 3 countries-first as the son of a petroleum geologist, then as a soldier and finally as a husband. I soldiered for 13 years before Type 1 Diabetes killed my pancreas and Uncle Sam invited me to find a different line of work. I went to college at Fordham University in New York before starting over on Wall Street and getting married. Before the 'dot com' bubble burst my wife and I moved to DC where I worked as a Treasury Department bureaucrat. After half a decade I took a job as a magazine editor in Connecticut then worked in a winery. We lived in a house built in 1785 before moving to North Carolina when my bride's employer gave her an exciting promotion. Down here we burned our moving boxes (much like how the Vikings burned their ships after arriving in a new land). I worked for the NRA as a grassroots organizer, then took a job working for an exceptional legislator in the NC House of Representatives. When he left so did I, realizing it is always best to go out on top. Since then I've been renovating another old house (definitely for the last time), became a much better marksman and gotten involved in local politics and more in touch with my faith. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

'Views' is where I share what I've learned here and there about things I think might be important. It might be lessons that have come to me the hard way--appropriate since I'm hard headed.

  • What exactly is an 'advocate?'

  • Why did the Sanders' campaign flop?

  • Why is the 'reopen' movement deadly selfish?

  • How to get heard by a politician?

  • Can Covid-19 turn Generation Z into the Greatest Generation of the 21st Century?

  • Willie or Waylon?

  • How I became culturally illiterate?

  • What exactly is 'affordable insulin?'

Those are a few things that come to mind, and over the coming days they'll get fleshed out here.

'Reviews' is where I sound off on things I've used, places I've loved and little tidbits of occasionally useful information. Example: liberally apply hair conditioner before you shave. Then a minute with a steaming hot towel before reaching for the razor. You're welcome. I'll be writing book reviews, my user impressions of diabetes devices, products I've tried and what I thought of them--essentially writing what I'd say in an online review without having to give up my email to some big company.

I hope you'll find this entertaining, periodically thought provoking and worth your time. Please chime in, whether you agree or have a different take. I look forward to learning from you.

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