“Flight Grounded” is Now Free!

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First off, welcome to my blog, where you can read about freedom, philosophy, and the future in both fiction and factual form!

And you heard right, I am giving away my latest novella! You can now read my 2015 dystopian thriller “Flight Grounded” for free, just by signing up for my email list.

I’m not going to send you many emails. I probably should send more than I do, but I’m just not like that. I am only going to send you an email when I actually have something new to share with you. Expect an email about once a week, and try not to be too disappointed if I miss a week because I’m off gallivanting in Lithuania.

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10 Best Quotes From Henry David Thoreau’s Essay “Civil Disobedience”

I won’t pretend Henry David Thoreau’s writing thoroughly interests me, as much as I admire him. Truth be told, I find much of his work boring and wordy. His ideas on government however, are quite interesting, especially coming from someone of his time period. He is among the ranks of abolitionist thinkers, like Josiah Warren, who correctly see in direct slavery the same basic injustices a subject suffers under a government. Continue reading

Is Individuality Necessary for Social Order?

What does it mean to be organized? Usually it means “stuff” is defined based on it’s individual characteristics, and put in a place based on that classification.

We organize our desk by recognizing pens, pencils, and markers as writing utensils, and putting them in the drawer. Then we categorize pencils, pens, and markers separately based on their individual characteristics, and put them on the left, middle, and right. Continue reading

Pack Animals (Season 1 Episode 3)

If you missed them, check out Episode 1 and Episode 2 of “Pack Animals,” so you know what is happening!


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“Oh my god!” Stacia said. Her eyes were wide, mouth aghast. “That bitch in makeup made me look like a zombie!” Stacia put down her mirror and shifted her attention. “Hey who is that?”

“That?” Rob asked nodding towards the slightly overweight dark man with glasses talking to the producer. “That is the new station regulator.”

“What happened to Ms. Trent,” Stacia asked, “She didn’t say anything about leaving.”

“Well,” Rob cleared his throat, “I am interested to see what they tell us…” Continue reading

30 Tactics of “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

Turns out, actually being a genuinely good person is the easiest way to have influence over others, and get them to like you.

In 1936 Dale Carnegie wrote How to Win Friends and Influence People after intense study of effective leadership, the psychology behind why people like each other, and how to approach tough situations without giving offense.

Far from being sneaky ways to get what you want, or sleazy selling tactics, the methods Carnegie describes about how to properly interact with others would make the world a better place if universally adopted. You could recognize one of these tactics being used on you, and still feel no ill will towards the person employing it.

Much for my own benefit and reference, this is an overview of the key takeaways from How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleRead the whole book to get the most benefit from Carnegie’s lessons.

Think of How to Win Friends and Influence People, as oil for the gears of society.

1. “Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.”

It just makes people defensive and breeds resentment. Criticizing and condemning makes it harder for someone to admit they are wrong, because they now feel the desire to justify their actions or thoughts. Even if they change their ways, it will not be lasting.

2. “Give honest and sincere appreciation.”

Everyone wants to feel needed and important. Those who fulfill this craving for others will be held in high esteem. But it is easy to tell shallow flattery from actual recognition of good qualities and hard work. Look for qualities worthy of commending. Continue reading

How to Find Liberty at Texas Freedom Grounds

All over the globe, people are organizing themselves into like-minded communities. It seems every day I hear of another project where those with similar ideas about community and lifestyle are joining together to voluntarily build a custom fit society. The movement is still young, and momentum is building.

Someday soon, we will live in a world where people hundreds or thousands of miles away from us with nothing in common cannot dictate how our lives will be run. If there is anything the modern world proves it is that all interaction can be voluntary, which is the most prosperous–and only moral–way to organize a society. Continue reading

Pack Animals (Season 1 Episode 2)

Read the first Episode here if you missed it!


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Bubbling through a glass coil, the greenish blue liquid dripped drop by drop into a crystal vial. The bald man with pale yellow skin, and a sharp nose with low wire rim glasses was wearing a lab coat, and mumbling to himself as he carefully measured out ingredients.

He hurried over to a stainless steel table, and crushed some herbs haphazardly in a mortar and pestle. A beep came from a metal machine that stopped whirring, and began spitting. Just in time to catch the effervescent flow, the scientist shoved a glass beaker under the fizzy liquid. Continue reading

Don’t Let America’s Raging Election Screw You

The doomsday clock ticks down to under a week. At this point, strange women, lying in ponds, distributing swords, would be a preferable basis for a system of government.

But there is a silver lining.

Elections have always been about dividing the American populace into two camps. Finally, this election is about unity. We can all agree that both major candidates on the ballot are just absolutely terrible. Why even bother recapping their crimes, crudeness, lies and lechery? We get it. Continue reading