Politics and my personal and professional lives, or the closest thing the capitalist economy has allowed me to have of a professional life, have always been very connected in my mind. So I figured that I might as well go all out and take this website in a whole new direction. As a writer, I value creating new, or at least unique, material. It seems I’ve been saying the same stuff over and over again since I started my first blog eight years ago, and it hasn’t really gotten my message very far.
Right now I’m in school working to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. I’ve already got two endorsements lined up, but that doesn’t mean I’ll end up driving vehicles that require them. I might even end up in a Class B vehicle for all I know.
So from now on I’m going to have two sections for articles on this website. One section will be for news commentary and my theoretical/political essays, and the other will be a journal of my experiences and thoughts as a political trucker. I think I’ll call it “Red Comet” because I’m a red who is in a hurry.
I am hoping to make the Red Comet section relatable to those in the transportation industry. I also hope to do some organizing out there on the road, whether it’s a local job or one that sends me to the ends of the highway. Of course, with your average truck driver and long-distance bus driver working between 60 and 70 hours a week, it won’t be without a good helping of roadblocks and hiccups.