Prodigious Political Ponderings and Prognostications : ...a Sobering Glance Back; Slouching Into Early
I recently found myself researching for a comment I wrote few years ago in a political blog I submitted on the Internet. While reading it, and a couple of others, I became aware that many of my opinions still had merit today, years later. The following is a partial collection of both Blogs and Letters to the Editor of my local newspaper.
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- 24 Mar 2015
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About John Wright
My initial attempt at political opinion writing began in 1959 following the election of JFK, before his inauguration when I penned a Letter to the Editor of the Detroit Free Press suggesting that in a spirit of bipartisan-ship, President-elect Kennedy might ask Nixon's running mate, and former UN Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, to remain on in the United Nations. A couple of days later, comments supporting my suggestion filled the entire op-Ed page. I was overwhelmed. Those responses and a new Olivetti typewriter got me started in political blogging. I retired as a Project Superintendent from commercial construction in 2001 and decided to fulfill a life's ambition-- to write detective-fiction novels. I'd had the writing urge for most of my adult life. As a youngster, I marveled at what it must take to write books. In high school, one of my literature teachers once suggested that I should pursue a career in journalism. Ever the skeptic, I finally heeded his challenge in part decades later and spent years writing hundreds of published Political Blogs and Letters to the Editor. My initial attempt at writing crime-fiction came in late 1990, while snowed in at home for several days by a major Colorado winter storm that prevented me from going to work. Titled A Really Bad Day for Henry, it was my first, semi-serious attempts at writing crime-fiction. Afterward, I explained that I wanted to write a weird short story and I based the slovenly main character on a composite of several less than intellectual acquaintances I had known personally. In 1997, at the suggestion of an Internet chat-friend from Utah, I began writing A Scent of Suspicion. Self-published in 1999, it became the first in the Detective Len Morgan Series later followed by several popular sequels: His Father's Sons, A Passion for Revenge, CHAOS ...and Cops! and Insania Interruptus. In 2013, I took a short break from fiction writing and wrote: Prodigious Political Ponderings & Prognostications ...a sobering glance back; slouching into the early Obama years. All of these writings are available in paperback at the Createspace eStore.com/ and as Kindle eBooks at Amazon.com.