Before I post anything else to this website, I wanted to let people know more about me so they understand where I am coming from when they read my blogs.
My name is Shawn Dougherty, author, blogger, and former internet radio host of the show Conservative T & T on Blog Talk Radio. My first book was released back in 2008 (Young Conservative: Views of a college Conservative) and my newest book, Losing my Political Mind: The Argument for Sanity, was released about a month ago. When I am not driving myself crazy in the political world offline and online, I like to what most 27 years olds like to do these days. I like to hang out with friends, play video games, and all of the normal stuff someone my age does. I also read a lot, like to watch sports, and all around just try to relax in a world that drives us all nuts at some point or another. I am a big believer in standing up for one's country and one's beliefs, but also standing back every once and a while and getting away from it all. I for one know how a person gets when they wrap their lives into something like politics, and it is not what someone wants to become.
I finished my podcast up a few weeks ago after doing it for over three years. It was a very nice experience to get to talk to a lot of other people about the issues that are effecting this nation, but it also got to the point where I was more concerned with how many people listened than the message. Because of that, I stepped away and moved toward a more friendly type of podcast that I do once and a while from my website, Losing my Political Mind . This website is where I post all of the blogs that I write, but you will also be able to read them here as well.
I am also a big fan of indie music, and I try to help the struggling artists as much as possible. I dedicate a few pages on the website to new and up and coming bands that I meet in my travels and who contact me through different channels. While some may say music and politics do not mix, I have taken a different approach that I believe allows them to mix very well.
I would also like to pass along some more information about my new book, Losing My Political Mind: The Argument for Sanity . If you click on the link here in the paragraph, it will send you to a site where you can purchase the book. The proceeds from this book will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. It is my small way of giving back a little to those who do so much for us. I am a small time author, but I believe that everyone can do their part, even if it is small, to help out those who do the most for the American people.
I hope you enjoy reading what I will be posting, and God Bless.