The morning broke a little warm and windy; the farm’s golden hour looked happy enough, grapevine green and all, fruit fattening up in the summer morning heat, but I was troubled, and then I recalled the source of the worry: I spent an hour or two in a theater yesterday, trying not (more…)
There are some truths so obvious you get a bit hoarse repeating them: Phoenix, Arizona is a nicer place to live than Tejarcillos, Costa Rica for a reason. Seattle, Washington beats Zimbabwe for a reason. Salzburg, Austria trumps Sinhung, North Korea for a reason. It’s easier being a woman in Madison, Wisconsin than Riyadh, Saudi (more…)
The Passive Aggressive Elitist
In case you hadn’t noticed, I tend to just say what I think, to impart whatever dim light I have, and then assume those in the dark corners of the room will appreciate a little glimmer in the coal mine. Light is light. The world is a better place when you can see your way around it.
But I have (more…)
“A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to
break down, and a time to build up..”
It’s been a bone-weary two weeks. I performed Patrick Henry five straight nights last week, and four straight nights this week. We had a county water well inspection this week, several meetings about the (more…)
I’m losing patience with people like the troubled freak (more…)
Cliven Bundy — American Hero
I’m trying to imagine the life of a rancher, and I’m coming up short.
Mind you, I have a bit more experience than most. I once woke my wife up at 2 AM, on a 37 degree February morning, to help me round up three Jersey cows that had broken out of their pen and were munching on our (more…)
Someone very close to me, one of the hardest working young men I know, is just now finding out what the “Affordable” Care Act will mean for him: the private plan he pays for, currently at $380 a month, will go to $580 a month, and he will receive fewer (more…)
An Earnest Prayer for Economic Education
Capitalism is the way of the world. It always has been and always will be, ever since father Adam began pulling thorns and briars out of the barley patch with his bleeding hands, and decided, (I am willing to wager, though my source be not (more…)
Big Government Republicans
I always thought of my father as a reasonably successful businessman, but he characterized himself, and those of (more…)
Keep the List Small, Please
Certain conversations are not allowed, nor are certain associations.
We don’t seek out the company of pathological liars. We don’t invite women who have a habit of hitting on married men to dinner parties. We don’t invite Holocaust deniers to speak on public platforms, (unless you’re Columbia University.) We (more…)