Archive for March 2013

Neighbor Day

A friend sent this link announcing “NeighborDay.” Here’s a description: It’s crazy how few of us know our neighbors: their names, their phone numbers, what they’re about. The explosion of online “social” networ...

Piers Sits Ryan in the Corner

Ryan Anderson may be the most courageous person in America. Who would willingly place himself in the company of Piers Morgan and Suze Orman for the sole purpose of being their punching bag – something he had to know was going to be th...

At only $8000, A Real Bargain

If this isn’t the height of decadence I don’t know what is: Putting aside those with fibromyalgia, how could anyone justify this purchase? Is it free “white glove” installation? Are the people who can afford such a c...

Fragility and Scale

There is an interesting interview over at Reason with Nassim Taleb, author of Black Swan, a book which presciently described the economic disorder preceding the financial collapse. I haven’t read the book, but there are some pretty ar...

The Case for Getting Married Young

Hidden Springs Lane. A couple months before my wife and I were married, a friend ask me “why do you want to get married so young?” My fiance and I were recent college graduates, holding less that lucrative jobs that paid the bil...

Democracy Is A Racket

War and Democracy by Paul Gottfried Arktos Media Ltd 170 pp., $21.00   In this slender volume Paul Gottfried addresses everything from the influence of ancient Greek thought on Oswald Spengler, to the influence of Zionism on US foreign...

See You at the Movies…

Herewith the spanking-new trailer for Copperhead, which Ron Maxwell (Gettysburg) directed and yrs truly scripted from a novella by the great novelist of Upstate New York–no, not J.F. Cooper but Harold Frederic. Film will be released t...

In Defense of President Obama’s Syria Policy

Myriad calls have been made for intervention in Syria. President Obama has been blamed with everything from “feeble paralysis most foul” to subcontracting “foreign policy to the likes of Qatar” and lacking principle in his national security...