Tyrants and Grow Your Own, January 14, 2002
And when you finally harvest those
juicy edibles and carry them into your home--without once leaving your
property--you can almost hear the fife and drums. You're gripped by a feeling
virtually unknown in today's world: independence. This is what our ancestors
Dad's Last Stand
She wasnít home because she had no place to stay. According to
gossip, her room, once habitable, had experienced a cataclysmic event.
I decided I would fix this problem. I would fix it by cleaning her room.
I set him down on some grass and
watched while he crawled toward the water. Iíll never forget how small he
looked. Even the grass looked bigger than Doughboy.
We Should All Have Voltaire's Passion
Donít muddle your message just to make it sound fancy.
Get a Dunce for Self-Esteem, February 17, 2003
We need to wake up to the fact that no one can give us self-esteem. The
responsibility for sustaining it lies with each of us alone. If we fail to
understand this principle, we tend to look for self-esteem where it can't be
found, as many school teachers are doing.
Step One in Fighting the State,
December 12, 2002
One of the
distinguishing traits of the Founders was their love of books.
An Ode to Computer Guys December 20, 2001
I wasn't cheap labor by any means, but compared to the
salaries of executives, I was ashtray dust. Executives are dangerous. They're
used to commanding intelligence. Computers are dumb. When executives command
computers, they get in trouble. My most sacred mission was to browse magazines
outside their conference room while they ran PowerPoint slide presentations on
fancy equipment. It was a sound investment. Never leave an executive alone
with a computer when he's in front of people.
Birth of a Champion - Avoiding Victimhood Through Spiritual Strength
December 15, 2001
Not once did she cry, choke up, or otherwise convey the
view that she was a victim to be pitied. She was a person who'd had a horrible
experience and was determined to go on with her life.
Go Ahead, Show a Little Spunk November 7, 2001
We have too many heroes in this country not to make
it through this crisis.
"Oh, Say, Can You See" - Why we should keep our national anthem
October 13, 2001
It was born in battle and captures the spirit of
the American resolve not to surrender to an aggressor.
The Alleged Attack October 6, 2001
Since Reuters forbids their journalists to use
"terrorist" in their reports (couldn't we construe the attackers as simply irate
airline customers?) and CBS, citing allegiance to neutrality, is mandating that
the 'T' word hold hands with "alleged" or some other like qualifier, why not
carry their logic into the field of actual events?
Pacifists, Take Up the Flag!
October 5, 2001
Bin Laden is no neo-Marxist hero, as you want to
believe. He's a warmongering capitalist pig out to rule the world. Arise!
Throw down your peace signs and take up the flag. Stop this aggressor in the
name of the people.
Don't Answer the Cattle Call September 29, 2004
Philosophers who assert A is not A, who reject the
supposition that existence exists and treat reasoning like a Kantian parlor
game, will likely get around to telling us we're sacrificial fodder, that the
more government we have, the better.
Wanted: ExtremistsTo Defend Our Way of Life
September 22, 2001
If we're serious about defending our freedom, we'll
embrace the value of man's rights and fight for it to the extreme -- as our
original patriots did.