Welcome to The Big Stick. My name is Mike and the name of this blog is a tribute to Teddy Roosevelt, father of American Progressivism and a believer in living a ’strenuous life’.
I live in Louisville, KY with my wife and our two daughters, a couple of cats and a yellow lab named Murphy. My educational background includes a BA in history and anthropology from the University of Louisville and a minor in political science. What I will say about my day job is that I am a small cog in a big machine, I work in an office and I like what I do for a living.
This blog covers a lot of different topics because I am interested in a lot of different things. Some of the areas I discuss include national politics, education policy, rural and urban development and conservation. I come at most policy discussions from a conservative perspective but I am extremely interested in hearing other opinions. All viewpoints are welcome and will be treated with respect.
Thanks for stopping by.