Life goals become retirement goals. Then, you’re dead.

Every few months there is a situation or event that compels me to reassess myself. With the impending death of a very close friend and mentor, I am giving myself the “once over” – once again. My friend’s illness has been rather quick, but not a complete surprise. I will write a “Remembered” piece at …

Letter to the editor: Individualism

The following is a letter to the editor I wrote regarding an opinion written two weeks previous. My opionion was published in the Philipsburg Mail on 7 June 2018. The letter I am responding to is Amundson’s opinion (PDF). Dear Editor: Regarding Norris Amundson’s letter that published on 24 May 2018, I could not agree more strongly …

Embrace the gun culture.

I believe not in the equality of outcome, but rather, the equality of opportunity. This is not new idea. [1][2] Since the founding of freedom this was not a distinction that required note, but it seems to be increasingly important to seperate these obviously contradicting ideals. [3][4] Equality of outcome is holding every individual back …

Where will boys grow into men?

“Is the sun ever going to come up? I am freezing…”, I said quietly under my breath. It was everything I could do to hide my uncomfortable chill from the others. My father was already awake. He made little noise as he dressed in the dark and left the old tent, but I was awake …

An article from Ragged Trousered Philospher: Talking to God…

By Ragged Trousered Philopher Talking to God… [excerpt] ‘Anyone sitting here?‘ he said. ‘Help yourself’ I replied. Sits down, relaxes, I ignore and back to the correspondence on genetically modified crops entering the food chain… Train pulls out and a few minutes later he speaks. ‘Can I ask you a question?‘ Fighting to restrain my …

Help isn’t coming.

$1,300,000,000,000 will do nothing. It will not keep us safe.[1] It will not educate our children.[2] It will not feed our families.[3] It will not tend our gardens. It will not patch our roofs, fill our wood sheds, maintain our trucks, or prepare us for winter. $1,300,000,000,000 will do worse than nothing… It will steal property by justifying increased taxes on our productivity.[4][5] It will harm families in poverty by further …

Patrick Henry remembered: 243-years

On 20 March 1775, the Second Virginia Convention met in secrecy to avoid obstruction by Virginia Governor Dunmore. On 23 March 1775, Patrick Henry stood in front of the congress and presented his proposal to organize a volunteer militia in defense against those who try to rule us.[1] Addressing convention president Peyton Randolph: “Mr. President: No …

A letter to proponents of #NRABoycott

To proponents of NRABoycott – I don’t care about you. I really don’t. As a member of the NRA Business Alliance, I do not pay $40 each year for the discounts you are ostracizing businesses to terminate. It does appear you are having some success in your anti-discount scheme and is worth mentioning, I guess. …

Letter to the editor: I own my life.

The following is a letter to the editor I wrote, published in the Philipsburg Mail on 22 March 2018. I own my life. To community members: Are the guarantees of the United States constitution in full-effect when a man is an adult? The answer to that question should be “yes”.[1] All rights and protections and …