My apologies for not being able to blog about the speeches by Grover Norquist, about the 'leave us alone' coalition versus the 'takings' coalition, and John Fund about voter fraud...
I was in the 'green room' with Erik Telford, the manager of New Media for AFP, preparing to accept AFP's Blogger of the Year award.
To say I'm honored is an understatement. I look at all the blogs I read and think how much I have yet to learn and do with my blog, so to have such a distinction is humbling.
My thanks to Lisa Renee of Glass City Jungle and Mike at History Mike's Musings (links will be added later) for helping a brand new blogger with getting started and various problems I encountered when I first started Thurber's Thoughts. Thanks to Mike especially who actually came up with the name. Despite our political philosophical differences, they saw me as another blogger they were glad to welcome to the blogosphere and help along the way.
My thanks also to Sam Adams Alliance and their Samsphere conferences - and to the bloggers I've met from those meetings. Without the training and education I've received from them, and the connections and 'community' (yes, that's for you, Emily and Eric!), my blog wouldn't be where it is today.
And of course, my thanks to AFP - especially the Ohio Chapter who, when I asked for help with prosperity-ending issues said we're here to help so they don't succeed. State Director Jack Boyle and Jennifer Siedel helped us establish a list serve to fight against the so-called Healthy Families Act, better known as 'sick days Ohio.' They also put me in touch with liberty-minded individuals in Cincinnati fighting tax increases.
I'm truly honored by this distinction.