How the “Selfie Phenomenon” is Re-Defining Beauty

I really liked this video (below), and it makes a very salient point toward the end: that social media (Internet/digital technology)...

Doesn’t Play Well With Others

I'm beginning to believe that things are about to get really ugly, all around the world. Why? Because throughout history, collectivism...

A New Writing Experiment: Three Micro-Fiction Stories

I believe that when creating a work of fiction, it's the writer's job to supply characters, dialogue, and action, and just enough clues...

Darren’s Homer | A Short Story

Recently, I gave myself another writing challenge: one night, while lying in bed, I decided to see if I could conjure a random opening scene: how about...

Kunta Kinte Had it Coming

The following article was authored by Bretigne Shaffer for her blog On The Banks. I think the message she relays herein is important and needs to be...

The Wall | A Poem

I wrote this poem as a young man, back in 1987, after my (first) divorce (obviously, I'm a slow learner)….

Greenpeace Founder-Turned-Climate Change Skeptic Dr. Patrick Moore Says: Let’s Celebrate CO2

Some years ago, a co-worker asked me my thoughts on global warming (that was back before they re-named it "climate change",...

Resolving Conflict via Mindset Adjustment & Behavioral Adaptation

When circumstances change in our life (which is inevitable), and therefore conflict arises, we can deal with it in essentially one of...

A Fly In The Chardonnay | A Short Story

Although my short story A Sweet Ride was the first one I ever actually completed, the following story was the first one I...

G. Edward Griffin Crash Course Video on the Creature From Jekyll Island: The Fed...

"Permit me to issue and control the money of a  nation, and I care not who makes its laws!"  ~  Mayer Amschel Rothschild Many years...

Why I Won’t Join Your MLM “Business”—So Please Stop Asking

Suddenly I'm being approached by people to join, or buy into, the MLM business they're involved in. This is a relatively...

Uber in NYC: The People Vs. The Monopolies — Whose Side is Mayor de...

"When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you...

FDA: Cut The Budget, Not The Cheese

Last year, the FDA moved to ban the use of wooded boards for cheese production, a centuries-old practice used by artisan cheese makers. The...

Walter E. Williams: Suffer No Fools (video)

Not only would fans of Walter E. Williams (such as myself) enjoy this video—but it should be considered required viewing for...

For Future Reference | A Short Story

One day, I decided to see if I could just sit down and write a story. This was a completely different,...

Making Good Art: Risking Non- Conformity & Embracing Failure

An unfortunate paradox that we all face is this: humanity reveres non-conformists from the past, but persecutes them in the present. Yes, humanity...

Amazon Isn’t Driving Publishers & Bookstores Out of Business; Authors & Readers Are

The idiocy of all this anti-Amazon crap makes my head hurt.... Seems there's another feud brewing in the publishing arena, this time...

Find What You Love, And Let It Kill You

I am in the process of eliminating as many of the petty distractions in my life that I can, in an attempt to...

In Defense of Walmart: Employers Don’t Set Wages, the Labor Market Does

I just saw an idiotic post on Facebook calling the Walton family (owners of Walmart) "greedy", because they're "the richest family in...

Experiencing Happiness is More Important Than Winning

Winning Is Secondary Whenever I participate in games or sporting activities, I try to focus on the ultimate purpose of experiencing happiness and enjoying the...