This blog is subtitled “the blog of Veith.” It doesn’t say which Veith. So I feel no qualms about letting my brother Jimmy do some guest blogging. He has started reading this blog and you may recall some of his comments, some of which I have turned into regular posts. So I think he will be a good blogger.
In many ways, we are polar opposites: I am conservative; he is liberal. I am Lutheran; he is Baptist. I am a professor; he is a lawyer. I am a writer; he is a musician. How much more different can anyone be?
And yet, we are also very similar: We look exactly alike. We have the same tastes. We have identical senses of humor. I would say we have the same sensibility.
So let’s see how he does. Please welcome him. You can argue with him, like I do, but don’t be insulting or snide or generally mean. Part of the vocation of being a big brother is defending the little brother from people who pick on him. The big brother can pick on him, but no one else can. So I’ll zap comments that might hurt his feelings. He is doing me a favor in these busy times, which I appreciate. I hope you do too.