Thoughts: Autarchy vs. Anarchy, Individuation vs. Individualism, & Addiction vs. Enlightenment

While reviewing some of the liberty writing on my blog, I came across this  article, which was the first I wrote...

Toward Autarchy: The Subjective Approach to Interacting with Others

This morning, there was some opinionated mudslinging going on between various libertarians/anarchists in my Facebook network, which compelled me to write...

Negotiating With Yourself

One of the really valuable things I've learned in recent years is to negotiate with others, in order to get what...

My Recent Experience with Grain Consumption and its Suspected Link to Fibromyalgia

The following article began as a Facebook post conveying an experience I had recently upon re-introducting grains into my diet for...

Thoughts on School Shootings & School Choice

Let me throw this thought out there for consideration: Say a young man is sentenced to 12 years in prison. During that...

The Law of Love vs. the Law of Violence

The following essay by Leo Tolstoy was originally included in the publication "The Law of Love and the Law of Violence...

Grains: A Link To Autoimmune Disease?

For the past couple-three years, I've cut my intake of wheat way back, keying on the simple carbs, or high-glycemic carbs,...

Increased Health Care = Diminished Health in the US

My disdain for government intervention in the marketplace just continues to grow, regardless of how hard I try to ignore it—like,...

Addiction is Not a Disease: Taking a Look at Environmental & Social Factors

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: addiction is not a disease.  Aside from the growing body of scientific...

Some Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Addiction

The video below—entitled Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong—isn't bad, but it only covers two facets of addiction—physical addiction...

My New Mantra: 10 Steps Forward, 9 Steps Back

After all my decades of life experience, I've recently adopted a new mantra: 10 steps forward, 9 steps back... I used to...

Ignore Your ‘Magical Magnifying Mind’ & Carry On

I had an interesting life lesson recently, thought I'd share... For several days, I'd been stressed, frustrated, angry, depressed, etc. due to...

Self-Promotion For Introverts

I've only recently begun to learn how so many difficulties I've experienced throughout my life—in school, church, jobs, business, even relationships—are...

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...

What Kind of Cruel Government Makes it Illegal for People to Buy Pain Medication?

I've often asked, "What kind of cruel government would make it illegal for people to buy pain medication?" This question is usually...

Mistaking Pleasure For Happiness

Another quick thought: One of the most important things I've learned to distinguish—and, unfortunately, only recently in my life—is the fine, nearly...

My Recent Experience with the Monopolized Sick-Care Cartel That is the US Healthcare System

For the sake of privacy, I'm not gonna name names or convey details; besides, that's not what this post is about. Rather,...

Know Thyself, & Know Thine Enemy – For They Are Often One & The...

I didn't want to go to the gym this morning. I really, really, didn't feel like going. And, I had so...

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...

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...