By way of explanation

I'm no good at introductions (I've just spent multiple hours trying to think of a clever introductory post), but it seems that there should be some kind of explanation for all this, after all. So: I'm a student at the UW-Madison. I'm also a conservative (or something. It'll come out in the blog). Anyhow, the combination leaves me feeling enough like a castaway that the blog title suggested itself, what with the Internet being a big ol' pond. So please come back - things get easier from here on out.