I'm not very well known and I used to think that who I am doesn't/shouldn't matter. In the early days of the ACL there were no pictures of us or our personal stories, except for the story of how we got involved in the ACL. I still think the only thing that really matters is the basis of my argument against rebuilding a global communitarian government. I always considered myself mainly as a researcher and hoped a "real" writer would pick up on my work. I was so naive I even sent 500 COMPASS docs to the New York Times!
As for public speaking, I was never interested in it. My stage performances were as a musician/vocalist and a dancer; whenever I had a few lines in a musical production I tried to give them away to other actors who loved talking on stage. The first time I signed up to make a public comment before Seattle City Council I almost left before it was my turn to speak. Most community meetings I attended I said very little and instead listened (and wrote furiously in my notes about what the others were saying).
Jeff Rense publishes many different views and theories at his website. Over the years I used several articles posted there, but I usually have a slow connection so I rarely get to listen to his or any other radio shows. When I first agreed to do his show I was a bit suprised since there was nothing on communitariansm in his published work. If I remember correctly it was Bobby Garner's writing to Henry Makow about the ACL, who then contacted Rense regarding my work.
He's billing tonight's show as "Palin and Communitarianism." Good thing I've read everything I had time to read about her... she took up the entire first section of the Sunday edition of the Anchorage Daily News. What a crazy turn of events.