Welcome Aboard the maiden voyage of The Texas Pilgrim, a personal odyssey of reflection, commentary, and seeking. Depending on how you might know me—professionally, personally, through civic, political, or social venues, or barely at all—this project may strike you differently. Believe me, I have given it plenty of thought and trust it will not evoke visions of boredom, presumption, or egomania. There will be views on a mix of public policy issues, philosophy, current events, books, and other aspects of our culture that give me an urge to expound and, I hope, some opportunities for dialogue with readers who are prompted to respond. My models for this initiative are several, but I particularly want to thank my friend, Colorado State Senator John Andrews, for his example and encouragement. Current plans are for ten issues per year and, after a few samples, I will probably ask for a small subscription fee to continue. Thanks for your indulgence. I will appreciate your critique.