The Eclectic Progressive is a once non-partisan, now strongly Democratic liberal turned progressive who works for a living. I’ve been a music teacher, sixth grade classroom teacher and am now a teacher librarian. I’ve been a member of my Union for 30 years. I hold two master’s degrees and know how to use them. Don’t mess with me. You really don’t know who you’re dealing with. Trust me on this. Have I ever lied to you?
I never used to care about politics. I was registered non-partisan for years. When Reagan was elected I changed to Democrat. In 2000 I became rabidly Democratic and started following politics on the internet. In 2008 I started subscribing to political blogs. (The Mudflats is my favorite). I also subscribe to some nice food blogs and am a member of several Yahoo Groups including Singer Sewing Machines, Academic Regalia (I made my own graduation hood and robe for my second master’s) and the Tunisian Crochet group. I quilt, needlepoint, have canned preserves and I can sweat a copper pipe. I have learned to do many things because I cannot afford to pay others to fix and repair. Besides, I am generally more careful and meticulous. I just take forever.
So welcome. Posts will probably be few and far between because I’ve never been much for diaries or journals. But when I feel a rant coming on, you’ll certainly hear about it.