I’d been thinking of doing this blogging thing for a while. To be honest, I’m not certain anyone wants to hear my random thoughts. But I like expressing them.So first off, what am I hoping to do? Part of that involves who I am and what I like to talk about. I’m into politics, history, computers, science fiction, religion, comic books, roleplaying games. I’m a well-educated/informed geek. So those are the types of things I’ll probably be writing about. Maybe I’ll do this for a week or two and decide its kind of lame or end up feeling silly. Maybe I’ll be doing it for years. I’m not really looking to make gobs of money and quit my day job. I actually like my day job – I’m a software engineer working in storage virtualization if that means anything to anyone. My writings here are my own opinions and are done in my own free time and should in no way be construed to represent those of any other person or organization (including my employer).

As I mentioned I like history a lot. I especially like the history of the founding of the United States – the events leading up to the Revolution and the formation of the government. In explaining and defending the US Constitution in The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison collectively assumed the pseudonym “Publius”, from Publius Valerius Publicola, one of the founders of the Roman Republic. I made the leap from Rome to Greece and did a play on words, hence the name of this blog “Publius the Geek”.


3 thoughts on “About

  1. educlaytion says:

    Well, I locked onto your site because of the picture of Alexander Hamilton, my fav. We seem to have some similar interests. I’m a history professor and have been posting for the past month. Good to find someone with similar passions. Keep it up and I hope you’ll check out my site too.

  2. Barbara O' Brien says:

    Dear Publius,

    My name is Barbara O’ Brien and my blogging at The Mahablog, Crooks and Liars, AlterNet, and elsewhere on the progressive political and health blogophere has earned me the notoriety of being a panelist at the Yearly Kos Convention and a featured guest blogger at the Take Back America Conference in Washington, DC.

    I’m contacting you because I found your site in a prominent political and health reform blog search and want to tell you about my newest blogging platform —the public concern of health care and its reform. Our shared concerns include health reform, public health, safe workplaces, and asbestos contamination.

    To increase awareness on these important issues, my goal is to get a resource link on your site or even allow me to provide a guest posting. Please contact me back, I hope to hear from you soon. Drop by our site in the meantime—www.maacenter.org/blog.

    Happy Holidays,

    Barbara O’ Brien
    barbaraobrien at maacenter dot org

  3. markwilensky says:

    I’m a fifth-grade teacher in Colorado, and a crucial part of teaching civics is providing students with our primary sources: the founding documents. This is critical in understanding what “We the People” means. Today, like 230 years ago, those documents instill in students the belief that all voices are important. Every one of our citizens is needed to pursue liberty. Futures do not have to be inevitable and “Little voices” can make dramatic impacts on events. That is Paine’s greatest contribution to our country. His pamphlet, Common Sense, spoke to all the voices in the 13 colonies during a time of great indecision. He gave a vast number of citizens a vision of what each could do, 176 days before the Declaration. A belief that power should radiate from the citizens. That message is still foundational for all our students today.

    Mark Wilensky,
    author of “The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine: An Interactive Adaptation for All Ages”

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