I’m Larry Beck but I use the pen name of lb woodgate for my blog.
This blog allows me to express views, often socially progressive in nature, to discuss an array of issues. Some serious, others not so much.
I hold a B.A. from the University of North Texas (big whoop) where I majored in Sociology and minored in Political Science. Yes, I have “palled around” with academics.
I served a stint in the Marine Corps back in the latter part of the 60’s and did a tour of duty in Vietnam, getting there one month before the Tet offensive exploded. I saw the best and worst of people as a Marine and value the time, comradery and experiences I had but knew before my first and only enlistment was up that I was not meant for such a regimented life. I am grateful that after going in as a kid I came out a bit more mature.
Pretty much everything interests me but I tend to focus on political and environmental science, religion, and elder issues.
I welcome any and all who share similar concerns and even those who don’t. All I ask is that you keep it civil. Respectful conversation, tolerance and a willingness to learn outside the box is what strengthens us as individuals and as a people. Or at least it seems that way.