True Freedom

You have true freedom when you can act without being acted upon by negative consequences. That’s a pretty good definition of freedom. In those circumstances, you can do anything you like and find satisfaction in the accomplishment. This is not rocket science, but it does seem to escape most of us. The fact that it’s that simple does give you […]

The Resurgent States of America

The “United States of America” has become a misnomer. In 1776, “state” and “nation” were synonyms. The USA could have been named “The United Nations of America”, the UNA. After pushing the British off our shores, the colonies became independent nations but they usually called themselves states. The founders’ goal was to create a federation of these nations, a political […]

Even Rocks Have Rights

This seems like a strange, maybe even oxymoronic topic. Yet because of the simple nature of a rock, you may soon experience the most profound understanding of human rights you have ever had. So bear with me a moment while I set the stage. This special rock is from my flower bed. For me, it represents the extraordinary yet ordinary […]