14MAR2021 – OCF Update – Comparing Notes and Sharing Stories

As I’ve mentioned in a few of my latest posts it’s time to move on from just following the national news and hoping for a savior to appear.  I’d like to start reaching out to others in the community to hear what they have to say and find out a little bit about them.  I’ve asked the Portly Politico (Tyler Cook) to participate in a little cross platform event.  We’ll each come up with some questions for the other and post the answer on our own blogs.  I want to see how my experiences and opinions differ from the next guy in our community.  I think it will be fun and maybe we’ll both learn something.

I’d also like to expand it out to other folks out there.  I am interested in talking to the people in our community.  I don’t need any personal information and don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable.  I’ll make the questions very general and feel free to answer them as carefully as you like.  But I am interested in knowing whether a lot of people think the way I do or otherwise.  And I like stories.  I’d like to know how people got here.

And if anyone wants to join in by asking questions I’ll post them and we’ll see how it goes.  If I do think any question is too revealing I will intervene by saying so.  But in general I want everyone to remember that we are on an open website and all the world can see it.

So I if you are interested leave a comment to that effect here or send me an email at the site (orionscoldfire@charter.net) and we can discuss what you are interested in.

I think the kind of questions I will ask are things like, “What convinced you that normal Republican politics were no longer going to be enough to keep America free?”


  I will post the questions that I asked the Portly Politico tomorrow and the answers Tuesday.  He’ll post my answers to his questions on Tuesday on his site.

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1 year ago

Insightul comments, agree quite a bit. Listening, reading ….

Tyler, the Portly Politico

I’m very excited about this project, photog. I’ve sent you my questions—and already responded to yours! Can’t wait to read your answers.

Tyler, the Portly Politico
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I’m actually WAY ahead on the blog, so the next date I have open is Wednesday, 24 March 2021. However, I could move this Tuesday, 16 March 2021’s post to then, and publish your responses this Tuesday. Let me know what you think.

Tyler, the Portly Politico
Reply to  photog

I had a rare weekend in which I was caught up on all other work. Just got your interview responses scheduled for Tuesday, 16 March 2021 at 6:30 AM. Wooooooot!