It is a rare moment. It’s actually been a quiet sort of day. Our Free Range Texan podcast’s first four episodes have garnered interesting and consistent responses from people in a number of countries. And it’s to our listeners outside the United States that I would like to speak for a moment. While it is true that I and the rest of the people responsible for our podcast, by and large live, work and thrive in the wide open spaces of West Texas, we are not, however, shielded from the reality that is the United States.
There is an angry spirit that has taken over our nation. It cannot be confused with patriotism. For a true patriot is first concerned about his country. That statement does not refer to our nation’s government. Instead, it refers to its people. What is happening inside the United States is not healthy for any of us. And to our friends around the world, we want you to know that at the Free Range Texan we are aware.
Recently, I heard a gentleman that I respect say, “If it is possible, as much as it depends on you, live peaceably with all mankind.” Speaking for a number of us here in West Texas, we want you to know that we are dedicated to remaining strong, but not necessarily strong to fight. We feel called instead to be strong “to stand”. The message here is, that while we come to work everyday with a grin on our face and work on, among other things, the Free Range Texan podcast, we like to think that it comes from the best place inside of us to the best places inside of you. And maybe, just maybe, we can spend a half hour escaping the thunder and enjoying the peace.
Our podcast begins its biweekly episodes on Sunday, October 28th. I’ll be checking in on the blog between now and then because there is truly some interesting stuff coming together and lining up for our next few episodes. I’ll say this just one more time, “it’s gonna be fun.”