About This Blog

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David Brinkley provided commentary several tim...

8/7/11 – Hello. My name is Tony Sacco. I’m the founder, editor and publisher of myturntosoundoff.wordpress.com. I’m also a nationally-known licensed and bonded private investigator; have been since about 1990, and I love every minute of it.

What else? I’m the author of four novels; Little Sister Lost, The China Connection, Return to Darkness, and The Secret of Hagia Sophia. Also, I wrote and published Echoes in the Wind, a biography of Guy Vitale, a great athlete, perhaps the greatest football and baseball player to ever graduate from East Boston High School in the 20th Century. Want to learn more about my books? Go to https://www.amazon.com, or http://www.barnesandnoble.com, click on Books, type in my name, and read the reviews. You’ll be glad you did.

8/7/12 – Cheyenne, WY: Today, in my estimation at least, is a very important day. It ranks right up there with the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, with Columbus Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day. My Turn to Sound Off turns one year old today.

Unfortunately, I have not given it the time and attention I think it deserved during its first year. Others may not agree. If you’re one of those, well, you are entitled to your opinion. But leave a comment below telling me why you have that opinion.

Or if you have any suggestions on how this blog can be made better, more interesting, more relevant (other than for me to toss in the towel and stop writing it), please feel free to leave a comment at the end of this article. Please refrain from the use of profanity, however.

Along with one of America‘s favorite television reporters, the late David Brinkley (7/20/1920 – 6/11/2003), I believe that “Everyone Is Entitled to My Opinion.” Ergo, this blog, (and you can read all my articles and essays by scrolling up and clicking on the Home page). But that’s where any similarity between Mr. Brinkley and myself ends. Brinkley, a journalist of some integrity who once quipped, “If we can put a man on the moon, we can put Congress in orbit,” was  a fairly conventional (as opposed to a flaming) liberal, according to the definition of such in his day. I’m not. A liberal, I mean.

This blog, if not partly inspired by my lovely eldest daughter, who, by the way, seems to have been “a fairly conventional liberal” at one time, but now seems to be heading in the right direction, i.e. toward a thinking Conservatism, was certainly suggested and even encouraged by her. A professional singer since shortly after graduating from Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Towson, MD, she has installed herself in the hierarchy of my heart as “your favorite daughter,” even though I adamantly assert that I have no single favorite; that they’re all favorites and I love them equally.

It’s like water off a duck’s back. From that self-proclaimed elevated status, she makes occasional suggestions that really make sense. So if you don’t like what I write here, don’t blame me – blame her. But whatever you do, please go to my Home Page and read the articles printed there. I think you’ll like them.

By the way: in addition to this blog, which you can browse by clicking on Home, above, I also have a website. It has information about me, my books, my investigative services business, and many articles, essays, and short stories. I sure hope you’ll go there now and then. Here’s a live link to that site –

http://www.saccoservices.com

 

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3 thoughts on “About This Blog

  1. Love it, Dad! I am hoping I am your first comment. It only makes sense since I’m your favorite. 😉

    Ok, I am all set to tune in to your blog. [sigh] While we may not always agree (and by the way, I’m not sure “conventional liberal” is the best fit, I much prefer “left-leaning Republican”…and so it begins) I am excited about this forum for your ideas.

    Love,
    SE

  2. Dear, beautiful, intelligent, musically talented, and self-proclaimed Dad’s favorite:

    Glad you like the blog so far! It’s been lots of work, learning the wordpress.com system. Yes, sadly, we may not always agree, but at least I can promise this – there will be no personal attacks, no name calling, and no profanity on this blog. I do reserve the right to edit or eliminate a reply if, in my opinion, it’s any of the above, or not responsive or too confusing. Fortunately, you’re SUCH a clear thinker that I look forward to your comments.
    Love,
    Dad

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