What is this texture?
So begins a new look for our website and a personal journey. I have long been confused by the changing nature of patriotism in America. As a kid growing up, it was simple. Patriotism was love of one's country and devotion or service to it. One's country included its people, culture, history, biology, geology, geography and government. Service could include military service, but it could include most any effort to make America and your fellow Americans better. The flag is different. It is a symbol. Whether people burn it or wrap themselves in it, the flag is political. Patriotism, going back to the the dictionary definition, is about love not anger.
I wanted to step away from politics, hop in my truck and go for a drive to find things I love, simple things. Things that might not make any sense by themselves but when combined with hundreds of other textures of our country, they paint a picture or weave a tapestry of something really wonderful. Each week we will feature a new background texture for our website along with a bit of description. We hope you will follow along. We will keep an archive of all of our textures for review as our journey continues and our composition takes shape.