Why I Always Pick Up Pennies

"Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you'll have good luck!" Yes, we've all heard, and chanted—and perhaps even...

16 Precepts for Acquiring the Treasure of Knowledge

At the beginning of his forward to A. G. Sertillanges' The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods, Catholic Priest and Political Philosophy Professor James...

The Outsider | H. P. Lovecraft

The Outsider is one of my favorite stories by H. P. Lovecraft. Since it was originally published in 1921, it is now...

Process Of Elimination | A Short Story

I started this story many years ago, which I think is obvious, due to its naïveté and predictability. But I've always wanted to finish...

Kick the Habit: Politics is Not the Answer

The following article by Bretigne Shaffer was originally published on Lewrockwell.com, and is republished here with the author's permission. Visit her blog...

Unschooling: Radical Education That Produces Free Human Beings Instead of Slaves

The following article by Daisy Luther was originally published on her website, www.daisyluther.com, and is republished here with permission from the...

Free Sample: The Crossing | A Novella

I've created a sample PDF of my novella The Crossing, from my book Rolling The Bones, now available for free download....

Reader Praise For My Book Rolling The Bones & Its Stories

My book Rolling The Bones: 12 tales of Life, Death, Loss, & Redemption is available online in trade paperback (490 pgs) from...

The Unasked Questions

The following article by Butler Shaffer was originally published on LewRockwell.com. Read the original article here. "If they can get you asking the wrong...

Economics In One Page

The following article by Mark Skousen was originally published by the Foundation For Economic Education. Read the original article. Dr. Skousen is an economist at...

Pulled Over? What To Do & Not To Do To Protect Yourself & Your...

The following video was so packed full of highly valuable information—about what to do, what not to do, what to say...

About My Art: Why I Pursue Quality Rather Than Quantity

In recent discussions on social media concerning my blog, and my writing in general, several people urged me to start throwing stuff...

Capitalism (Voluntary Exchange) Requires Government Force. Or Something.

I recently cringed my way through an article entitled Sorry Libertarian Anarchists, Capitalism Requires Government, written by Harry Binswanger, a member of...

Millennials Will Determine The Future, & Are Erring Toward Socialism; Can We Educate Them...

Recently, I read an article entitled Why So Many Millennials Are Socialists by By Emily Ekins and Joy Pullmann, published over at The Cato...

The Real Reasons You Procrastinate and How to Stop

The following article was originally published on Jake's Health Solutions, a general health information site, and is republished here with permission from Lisa...

The Lowest Animal | Mark Twain

Note: The following essay was written by Mark Twain sometime around 1896 - 1897 (both dates are listed by various sources online); and...

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)...

A New Writing Experiment: Three Micro-Fiction Stories

One day I decided to experiment with micro-fiction (also called "flash" fiction, or "sudden" fiction), dabbling in the idea of conceiving...

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...