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

In the process of shutting down my liberty writing for now, both here and on social media, I came across this blog article, which...

Eastwood Innovations

Eastwood Innovations is the name of both of my Amazon stores (currently under development), and I also plan to eventually create an LLC. Initially, I'm...

Make Today Day One

Imagine a day, long ago, when a young, timid, scared Michael Jordan ventured out onto a basketball court for the very first time... …so if...

The Death of Sears: A Study in Corporate Suicide

I originally wrote and published this article in February 2015; but with Sears once again in the news, filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announcing...

The Solution to State/Crony Control & Censorship of Social Media

These days, many people don't seem to understand that rights trump preferences. Rights are based on the understanding and recognition of, and respect for, the...

How Lists Help the Present Me Manage the Future Me

In his books, and on his blog, and in various podcasts, Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) regularly mentions his use of "systems rather than...

Book Release: Rolling The Bones: 12 Tales of Life, Death, Loss,...

I'm excited to announce that on Friday, June 17, 2016, I released my new book, Rolling The Bones: 12 Tales of Life, Death, Loss,...

A Quick Word About Giving, and Forgiving

True giving, and/or forgiving—from Spirit—must be unconditional. We cannot forgive in expectation of apology, or of modification in behavior or attitude; and we cannot give in...

Hell or High Water | A Short Story

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

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 I want by...

A Word On Tariffs

The other day, I experienced first-hand a bit of the negative impact of "Trump's tariffs" within our industry (my brother & I operate a...

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

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

A Message To Gun-Grabbers

Dear Gun-Grabbers: The government only does what the people want if it also happens to be what the government wants (which is why they use...

The Retail Scam That Is The Modern University

I knew that just like most of today's institutions or industries, the higher education industry has been corrupted beyond repair or redemption. One need...

The NRA Fights The Good Fight, And Should Be Thanked

Yeah, big stick, dead horse...but for some reason, I was recently in the mood for a bit of ranting, so here goes: As you all...

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 time, perhaps he's...

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 (Chapter 8), and...

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, the glucose/insulin spike,...

Dr. Jordan Peterson shreds Cathy Newman During “Interview”

I've been studying Dr. Jordan Peterson's work (books and videos) for a few months now, and the following video—in which he absolutely shreds clueless...

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, for instance, scaling...

Addiction is Not a Disease: Taking a Look at Environmental &...

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 evidence, I am...

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 (when you supplant...

American Exceptionalism at its Finest

In an article entitled The Nobel World by James B. Rogers, published over at LewRockwell.com, the author points out that, even though western nations...

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 say 2 steps...