Why are you so interested in international politics?
My first masters degree is in Political Science, and the majority of my studies was international politics, however, I became fascinated with Australia's politics during the 2007 federal election, and the fascination stuck. It's since expanded to UK and Canada, and I've always been interested in what's going on in American politics (after all, born and raised in Texas). It's truly a hobby to predict what will happen each election, but as my time has slowly been taken away, I've made fewer and fewer predictions, and may have to stop for a while outside of the major Australia/US elections.
You were in SGA at your alma mater for a while. Now that you are a doctoral student, any chance you might return to elected politics at SGA?
In a one word Shermanesque Statement: "NO."
After eight years of service to the student body in various appointed and elected roles (from 2007-2015), it was long time to retire. Albeit for brief discussions in 2016 and 2017, I ultimately have not ran for anything, and to paraphrase Sean Connery, "I like retirement too damn much". My time has long came and gone. Leaving my doctoral program with my sanity and a degree in hand will be more than challenging enough.
Are you ever going to finish the Campaign Archive?
I've saved a lot of my online campaign website, ads and materials, so maybe someday. For now, it's a long way off of a list of things to do, from preparing to teach future classes, take doctoral classes, renovate and reorganize the home and when it is my turn, get my COVID-19 vaccine. Yeah, there's more important stuff going on right now.
What fonts do you use?
Interesting question! The logo and most of the mainpage fonts is Quentin (a free font). The sidebar links are Abuget (a free font). The tenth annivesary font I'm using is Across The Road (free font), and I'll replace the sidebar links with it soon enough. Text on the site is Tahoma (chosen because it's a universal font found on almost all computers, thus ensuring that it's compatible. Older pages have fonts such as Futura Futuris C and Haettenschweiler (and these are being phased out). Election sites also use Geometos (a free font that can be licensed commercially, which I have done so). I'll eventually link to all these awesome fonts, so you can use them too!
What's with the Common Sense logo at the bottom?
In early 2019, I was introduced to the AnyBrowser movement, and since that time, I have worked to make sure that my webpages are as compatible as possible with all browsers. The only real issue is that I use PNG as opposed to JPEG, which may make ancient and relatively older browsers choke on the data, but it should still work just fine.
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