Monthly Archives: February 2017

Farewell, Meetup

Recently, Meetup thought it was important to take a political stance and start #Resist groups all over the United States. Their blog post is here. Tellingly, it allows no comments. So a company that wants to encourage community divides community … Continue reading

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Radios Out of Coconuts

I salute the DIY spirit. In fact, I think it’s one of the things that is quintessentially American, from the start-ups to cowboy engineering to indie record labels. However, there’s a difference between DIY and using the wrong tool for … Continue reading

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Now I Am Free

This weekend, I left the Republican party. I have been in the party since the days of Reagan and I have seen it make good decisions and bad decisions, but I have never seen the level of political skulduggery exhibited … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Commerce

Commerce is a fantastic window into the sphere of freedom itself. Take the example of the knitter from TN. She has the right, as does everyone who engages in commerce, to sell to whomever she wishes. Inseparable from this is … Continue reading

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Conversations with Wounded People

When you have conversations with people, particularly about contentious topics, I’ve noticed something. If someone is wounded or hurting, then the conversation really doesn’t work. You can end up in screaming matches. They can sulk and play the martyr. Thus … Continue reading

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