History of Society and Politics in Wayne's World
The idea for Society And Politics In Wayne's World, or 'sapiww', started while having lunch with Morrisons Cove Herald owner Allan Bassler. Allan was familiar with my writing style due to the number letters to the editor that I had written over the years. He offered me my own column in the Herald.
I was pretty intimidated at first. Most of my letters to the editor were written in response to articles or other letters that had appeared in the Herald which had 'pushed my buttons' and properly motivated me to write a response. Now I was being asked to come up with topics and write about them on my own. I just wasn't sure how that would go.
After kicking it around for a couple months I decided to give it a try. Allan allowed me to name it whatever I wanted and now here I am with a website and all! So far, I'm having a good time!
I hope to keep improving sapiww and possibly even increase my reach. I'm always open to suggestions and if you know of a paper that might be interested in printing the column, please send them my way!
I was born and raised in lil' ol' Roaring Spring. My mother had to sign for me so I could join the Air Force at age 17. I told the recruiter that I wanted to be a trooper and asked for a job that might help me. I served 8.5 years as a Security Policeman, the MPs / infantry of the Air Force (now called Security Forces).
I met my wife Nancy on my first tour at Plattsburgh AFB in Northern NY (which no longer exists). All these years later, she still puts up with me. We have 2 great kids; Michael & Reagan.
In July of 1991 I was honorably discharged from the Air Force and on October 7th of that same year I began the Pennsylvania State Police Academy.
After 20+ years in the state police I bought 5 years of my military time and retired at the rank of sergeant with a 25 year pension.
My priorities in life are: I’m a Christian first (although I will be the first to admit that I’ll not be nominated as Poster Boy for Christianity any time soon), American second, Conservative third and then a republican (although I always struggle with the urge to go back to being a registered independent).
If, for whatever crazy reason, you feel like you want to know more you can go to the “columns” link and read my introductory column or check out the Society And Politics In Wayne's World Facebook page.
In January of 2021 the Morrisons Cove Herald informed me that they would no longer allow content of a political nature to be printed in their paper. They told me they weren't cancelling me but it seemed pretty coincidental since I had been increasingly critical of the Herald's seemingly leftward lurch and the Herald's "The Nonfiction Section" (written by a fictional person) that they suddenly decided that national political content was unwelcome.
I tried live streaming but the prep time for a one our weekly stream was enormous. So now I will do the occasional video rants, etc and post them in the Rants and Raves section at sapiww.com.