As you have probably guessed, this is my eponymous home on the world wide web.
As you can tell from the URL and title of this page, my name is Kevin Holtsberry. I work in government policy and public affairs. My experience includes: a decade of work in state government, president of a free market think tank, new media director for a winning US Senate campaign and ghost writer of both op-eds and books. I have a Masters degree in history and have taught at the college level.
I am married to my high school sweetheart and have two wonderful children. When work and family allow I like to read books and watch football. Despite living in Columbus, Ohio I am a fan of the University of Michigan and Pittsburgh Steelers football teams. If I can carve out a few hours on a Sunday afternoon I like to watch golf too.
There have been a number of blogs in this space or domain (Kevin’s Ideas, A Nickle’s Worth of Free Advice, Notes On A Life, etc.) and for a variety of reasons I totally messed up the links.
I decided to just remove everything rather than have a complex warren of broken links and old blogs that no one visits anymore anyways.
So I apologize for that. If you surfed in here looking for old content, it is gone.
This site is part learning tool, part testing site, part marketing tool, part blog and part cheap therapy. That combination of elements means it is unstable and likely to change regularly.
So, sorry about that too.
CMT Crossroads featured Mumford & Sons and Emmylou Harris in an episode that originally aired on September 27, 2012. Some great dialogue and music.
If you are a parent, high school or college student this is a must watch video.
Historical memory is malleable and imperfect. The truth about Nelson Mandela is that one may bring the full bill of charges against him and still find a great man: and that bill exists. The implacable critics on the right, and the post-facto triumphalists on the left, both forget Burke’s admonition.