If freedom isn’t free, how come I can’t sell it?

I don't know about you, but I would sell it and use the money to get something more practical. Why would anyone want to sell their freedom? That sounds awful! But when you think about it, "freedom" isn't much of anything at all. I'm just saying. Maybe we could all be a little less clingy about … Continue reading If freedom isn’t free, how come I can’t sell it?

TUESDAY JUNKIE: Do You Trust the Randos Out There?

  All right, it's time for our weekly roundup of...whatever the hell is going on out there. In the least shocking news of the week, Gawker highlights an AP poll showing that only one-third of Americans think most people can be trusted. Apparently, back in the 70s, half of everybody thought most people could be … Continue reading TUESDAY JUNKIE: Do You Trust the Randos Out There?

Standing Sun, Standing Man

Given that it's Midsummer's Afternoon, I am not going to take up very much of your time with talk. This isn't the time for talk - or for reading and writing, really. This is the time to stand beneath the standing sun, feel the fire, and prepare yourself to carry that fire onward into the … Continue reading Standing Sun, Standing Man

Stoning Amos

“The one who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the LORD is his name, who makes destruction flash out against the strong, so that destruction … Continue reading Stoning Amos

Spiritual Bullshit

Wednesday was May Day. You may know that, but you probably didn't think about it very much. It's just one more bright holiday in which we don't really get to participate in this joyless culture of ours. I've talked about this many times. We generally blow the holidays we manage to celebrate and skip altogether … Continue reading Spiritual Bullshit

The Comeback Cometh: A Special Election Day Message From the Wizard

No, this is not a what-if, anxiety-indulgent missive about Mitt Romney magically winning Pennsylvania and dramatically capturing the Presidency. Indeed, Romney will need much more than mere magic in order to make that happen. Nor, in fact, do I write today for the purpose of analyzing today's elections, predicting their outcome, or learning from their … Continue reading The Comeback Cometh: A Special Election Day Message From the Wizard