All of my kids, but probably only a few of my friends, know that I have always loved country music. It doesn't seem consistent with what people think of me, but it is the truth. I can't tell you how many times people have told me they assume I am a "Berkeley liberal."
I've never lived in Berkeley and I've never considered myself a liberal. In fact, from the moment I arrived here, I couldn't stand the politically correct people I was forced to endure in the course of my work.
I am not now, nor have I ever been, a conservative or a liberal. I am some sort of combination of both. I see both sides. As for music, I love all kinds. Last night, in a nostalgic mood, I revisited some of my favorite country songs. I especially love those by George Jones -- the sad sorrowful songs. I don't know why.
I guess I'm drawn to the blues.