Why Freedom Loses To Power

Thanks to the shutdown, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and thought I'd share a few of...

Weight Loss Without Exercise?

This morning, I weighed in at 176 (6' tall)—essentially meaning I lost 10 lbs during the month of June....

The Greater Depression Dominoes Are Falling

I've been beating this drum for awhile, seemingly to no avail, but maybe in light of current events it'll...

Lockdown/Quarantine Getting Boring? How About A Good Read?

For those of you who may still be on lockdown, and you've watched everything on Netflix, and all your...

The Freedom To Pursue Happiness

The following article by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano was originally published over at Lewrockwell.com, and is republished here, unedited...

Pursued by the Black Dogs of Depression

Note: some time ago, I read the following passage in Andrew Pyper's novel The Demonologist: "All my life I have...

Will Health/Fitness Clubs Go Down, Thanks to the Current Insanity?

My first response was you gotta be fucking kidding me…but then I realized that something like this is exactly...

What Is School For?

In the following TedxYouth video, Seth Godin asks: What is school for? Now, I'm always amazed when someone makes such...

Save 20% on the Best CBD Products & Service I’ve Found: Infinite CBD!

After trying several online suppliers, I've been buying all of my CBD products from Infinite CBD for over a...

The Road Home | Crystal Lake Publishing’s Shallow Waters Anthology

I am honored to announce that my story The Road Home was a finalist in Crystal Lake Publishing's monthly...

The Necessity of Aim

One of the core elements of the Toward Autarchy philosophy is the examination of the correlation between the progress...

Great Expectations

Here's a practice that in recent years I've found to be very helpful: Whenever I'm unhappy or dissatisfied with someone...

UPDATED: How Artificial Sweeteners Can Cause Weight Gain, Instead of Weight Loss

ARTICLE UPDATED 3/27/20 NOTE: I had originally included Stevia along with artificial sweeteners in raising insulin levels without the corresponding rise...

Examination Day | A Short Story by Henry Slesar

In a recent Facebook discussion about books, a friend recommended I read the story Examination Day by Henry Slesar....

FREE Book Announcement: The Crossing

For a limited time, my novella The Crossing is available for FREE download on Amazon! So grab yours today,...

Colloidal Silver, The Natural Antibiotic

I recently stumbled across an article entitled 10 of the Most Powerful All Natural Antibiotics Known To Man, published...

How I’m Benefiting From Journaling

I've journaled off and on over the course of my life, but usually only during dark times, because I've...

Eggs & Inflammation UPDATE: I Found Healthy Eggs!

In a recent blog article entitled A Word About Eggs & Inflammation, I explained the extremely high omega-6 (pro-inflammatory)...

Forgiveness: Diffusing The Blame

This article is somewhat of an expansion upon my earlier article How do I Forgive the Unforgivable?, as well as...

Another Dietary Milestone…

Awhile back, I mentioned on Facebook how, in a moment of frustration and weakness, I said screw it and...

The Cost Of Sanity, In This Society, Is A Certain Level Of Alienation

The following article by Caitlin Johnstone was originally published on her website on December 9, 2017, and is reprinted...

Forgiving Gets Easier With Practice

Forgiving gets easier with practice. For one, you come to the realization that you have no idea what others are...

A Word About Eggs & Inflammation

Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory, whereas omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, therefore counteracting the inflammatory effects of omega-6. So...

My Last McRib Sandwhich

The other day, I ate what will likely be my last McRib sandwich. I've always loved the McRib—even though yes,...