Today is the 8th Anniversary of this blog, The Progressive Professor!
It began in 2008 at the time of the national conventions selecting Barack Obama and John McCain as the Presidential nominees.
It has covered the controversies, issues, and personalities of the years of Barack Obama as President.
It has been enriched by the contributions in comments of many people who have added insight on many of the issues discussed, and I wish to thank all of them who have been part of the past eight years.
It has also witnessed a few trolls who have joined in at times, wishing to muddy up the waters, so to speak, but failing at that goal.
On this 8th anniversary, we have just reached the grand total of 5,300 entries, an amazing amount for a blog to have accomplished over just eight years.
I have been fortunate enough, in the interim, to retire full time from teaching, but keep a connection with part time teaching. But I have also been able to lecture 40-50 times a year locally to adults and senior citizens in South Florida.
I have also published my book on Presidential Assassinations and Threats, and have been on C Span, NPR, and many other radio interviews.
And I have been appreciative of the opportunity to write articles for TheHill.com and HNN.us (History News Network) on my book and on public affairs (with 28 essays on HNN and counting).
All of my activities are listed on the right side of the blog, and anyone can watch, listen, or read the links at your leisure.
And now my Assassinations book will be coming out in paperback in March 2017.
I hope to continue this blog for many more years, and look forward to it with great expectations, as we elect a new President and move into the future!
Thanks again to everyone, especially my readers who do not comment, but read me regularly, as it is much appreciated!