Dear friends, I wanted to take a moment to bring you up to speed on my current scribbling endeavors and tentative plans for the future. I'm always pleasantly surprised and grateful when I look at this site's analytics and see people are still visiting its pages and downloading its literature PDFs despite my frequent absences. … Continue reading Author Update
Dear friends, If you're in the mood to discover new music, please support my friends at Musicto by visiting their site and listening to the custom playlists I've made for them below. “Music to Summon the Guardian Angel” [metal] “Becoming the Boomer” [rock] Let me know if you find something you like and hadn't heard … Continue reading Musicto Playlists Now Available!
What we are looking at is not the boyhood of free thought; it is the old age and ultimate dissolution of free thought. It is vain for bishops and pious bigwigs to discuss what dreadful things will happen if wild skepticism runs its course. It has run its course. It is vain for eloquent atheists … Continue reading Nothing Further Beyond
[the people's] object is more righteous than that of the nobles, the latter wishing to oppress, while the former only desire not to be oppressed.Machiavelli Cancellation Online When #cancelculture first entered the vernacular, it was perhaps only deserving of an eyeball-roll. An adult comparable to cyberbullying--where the solution was either to turn off one's device … Continue reading #Cancelled: What the Center-Right is Missing
Are you worried, dear, about Doctor Seuss,When there's a Hunter Biden on the loose?He's a bagman all across the landFrom swampy D.C. to old IranAnd he belongs in a pilloryRight next to HillaryFor the unencrypted emails he did typeWhile puffing upon his crack pipe Are you worried, dear, about Doctor Seuss,When there's a Joe Biden … Continue reading On Dr Seuss’s #cancel-ling
C.S. Lewis once said "I was with book, as woman is with child," and writing this story has helped me understand his sentiment. While I have certainly experienced an urgency to churn out a final draft before, this project was accompanied by what I can only describe as mortal dread. There was no logical reason … Continue reading First Story of 2021 Now Available!
I can't be the only weirdo that plans out their reading ahead of time--can I? I thought I might share my reading list for the new year, either to inadvertently suggest a few titles for you, or to prompt you to share your own. P.S. I may only be able to begin, rather than completely … Continue reading 2021 Reading List
The first six episodes of my podcast are now available here. For the foreseeable future, odd-numbered episodes will be long-form rambles about a particular topic, and even-numbered episodes will be readings of some of my published works. I hope you enjoy.
In the '90s and early 2000s, conservative politicians frequently made what was widely deemed to be a gaff, by equating homosexuality with even rarer sexual proclivities such as pedophilia. If we humor 'gay rights,' what's next, they worried? (Anecdotally, this seems to be around the time that the concept of the 'Slippery Slope' had a … Continue reading P, Q, ‘Cuties’ & Weimar 2.0
USA Today has finally let the other shoe drop, and I'd like to commend the authors (three professors of medicine, law, and bioethics) on being frank. It's refreshing. Defeat COVID-19 by requiring vaccination for all. It's not un-American, it's patriotic. Make vaccines free, don't allow religious or personal objections, and punish those who won't be … Continue reading Mandatory Vaccination