How terrible are these creatures

Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, 8:10 a.m. Instead of writing first thing, it is two hours since I woke. I’ve done the morning crossword, lathered up some outrage — Biden bombed the Middle East, meet the new boss same as the old boss what a surprise can you hear my sarcasm — fed the dogs andContinue reading “How terrible are these creatures”

Freedom and the things of state

This is the final entry in my latest journal, covering mid-September to the end of January. It’s been a tumultuous fall and winter “out there.” The bolshevik revolution is in full swing, and who knows how much longer I’ll be able to write and speak my mind? At least as long as people manufacture booksContinue reading “Freedom and the things of state”

Alternatives to tyranny are out there

I’ve been trying out a new browser called Brave, recommended because it allows for a level of privacy no longer available through many of the big names. I like it so far. I had been using Mozilla Firefox for years, but I downloaded Brave five minutes after I learned that Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker didn’tContinue reading “Alternatives to tyranny are out there”

Free people seek the light, always

I wish I could remember where I saw it, and I wish I had written it down, or saved it, or printed it out, but I don’t and I didn’t so … You’ll just have to take my word for it. (You do remember when a person’s word was his/her bond, right?) Some time backContinue reading “Free people seek the light, always”

Glad … for the Bill of Rights

I’m so glad we … live in the place where the Bill of Rights was drafted. Imagine a world so dark and oppressive that someone had to draft such a document. The First Amendment alone is a masterwork that sets down five essential unalienable rights that should have been self-evident, but apparently they weren’t becauseContinue reading “Glad … for the Bill of Rights”

Villainy and inevitability

Weary of defying and denying, he walked to the mountaintop podium and barked. “You’ll never win,” he shouted quietly. “You’ll never take my freedom. Between my temples and between your temples, we both know. I have resisted your lies and your false prophecies with all the strength I had. I am weary and exhausted, butContinue reading “Villainy and inevitability”