Category Archives : Freedom

“Remember.” “Never Forget.” The sentiment echoes especially loudly today, eleven years later.  And eleven years later, I find myself asking two questions:  What, precisely, are we to never forget? Does this never forgetting improve our world? Regarding question #1, I think it is a natural, theraputic thing to keep alive […]


Dear News Media: Please stop trying to frighten us, especially mothers with small children.  Shame on you. Please stop trying to be the first off the line to inappropriately lay blame at the feet of those who have no part in the tragedies you are supposed to be investigating.  You […]

Dear News Media

Remember president Obama’s NDAA 2012 signing statement?  Remember when he promised the following? Second, under section 1021(e), the bill may not be construed to affect any “existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who […]

H.R. 3166: Enemy Expatriation Act

According to information released by the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Iowa will officially become a “Shall Issue” state as of January 1, 2011. What this means is that County Sheriffs will no longer be allowed to arbitrarily deny any Iowa resident the individual right to legally carry a concealed […]

Iowa Shall Issue

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Everyone has a story.  Mine is no more significant or insignificant than any other.  I lived and worked in New York City for a short time from late 1997 to early 1998.  I can’t tell you what I was doing there, but I can tell you about my short affair […]

Nine Years Later

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Tonight, I shook the hand of one of the most amazing humans I’ve ever met in my life. I finished a bit of work this afternoon and, with nothing better to do, decided to wander around.  On my way home, I stopped by Changing Hands Bookstore to look at their […]