Jeff Jacoby writes for the Boston Globe and he is a conservative.
Imagine being a conservative columnist for a NYT owned Boston newspaper. And Jacoby is not a fake conservative like the NYT David Brooks.
Here Jacoby talks about his 20 year life as a writer of opinions. He relates the nature of putting an opinion on paper and the responses he gets.
I found his approach or attitude to be similar to mine.
I offer opinions based on experience, education and scholarship and what I adopted as a philosophy of life.
We may start off as tabula rasa, but when we write as adults, not so. When we express opinions we tell our story and reveal ourselves and we hope to inform and influence our readers. Worth while–humans are social creatures.