Men Who Would Be Gods

Jesus Christ was charged with, and executed for—not blasphemy, as is commonly believed—but sedition. He publicly questioned the authority of the Roman...

A Bearable Darkness of Being | A Short Story

The following story is one of twelve short stories and novellas included in my book Rolling The Bones: 12 Tales of...

Are You a Time Thief?

I've written on this topic before, and my position hasn't changed: people who don't keep their time commitments, those who are perpetually...

Don’t Got Much Blood | A Short Story

The other night, an idea struck me for a new short story. I couldn't get it out of my head, so I...

We had an in-depth discussion of my book Rolling The Bones on The Seeds...

The guys at the Seeds of Liberty Podcast recently invited me onto their show to discuss my book Rolling The bones. One of...

How do I Forgive the Unforgivable?

There was a time in my life when I was dealing with a lot of problems, a lot of baggage from...

The Art of Letting Go

 "When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you." ~ Lolly Daskal There's a common saying:...

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 Fundamental Flaw In Non-Anarchistic Libertarian Thought

The fundamental flaw in non-anarchistic libertarian thought—that is, that government is necessary, if for nothing other than protection of its citizens (defense from attack...

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...

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...

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...

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 going through....

The Voluntaryist’s Dilemma: How Contextual Dichotomy Inhibits Sociological & Political Discourse

Over the past few months, I've found that's it's become increasingly difficult—if not downright impossible—to engage in political or sociological discussions and/or debates on social media. Not...

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

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...

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...

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,...