Self-Sufficiency and the Individual: Where is This All Leading?

I posted this as my namesake, evilgenius, over at peakoil.com; Look, there are two approaches taken in describing how The Civil War came about in the US. The dominant one today is slavery. The other one concerns Confederate ideals. The Republican Party is rife with Confederate ideals. It isn’t necessarily racist. Take a look at … Continue reading

Right-of-Way: the Grand Compromise Necessary in Western Thought

Jesus said, “He who is greatest among you must be servant of all.” Did he really mean what you think he meant? When I was a kid I used to watch Star Trek like some people would go to church. I would hurry home after school to make sure I caught that afternoon’s episode. I … Continue reading

EU Migrant Crisis

I posted this on peakoil.com today, 3/3/16. It pertains to a lot of things I have been thinking about lately. It’s not intended to take a strong stand one way or the other on immigration in Europe, but to elucidate a point about it that seems lost in the furor. There is a lot that … Continue reading

The Sham That is Donald Trump

I posted this on another site, PeakOil.com, today, under my moniker there, evilgenius. It pretty much expressed how I felt after listening to Donald Trump talk about building his wall. God, this whole Trump thing is interesting. I was listening to him talk on the radio the other day. He was going on about how … Continue reading

Which Way to the Kingdom?

So there is this county clerk in Kentucky who won’t issue marriage licenses to gay couples. It is the law of the land, but she says that she won’t do it because it is against her religion. I say, where is your particular kingdom, woman? Is it of this earth, of the United States, of … Continue reading

Build This Ship to Wreck

Yesterday I was stuck in traffic on the same stretch of road for the umpteenth time on my way to work. I have this problem every day that I have to use this way to get out of town and onto the freeway at this particular time. This time I felt more put upon than … Continue reading

By the Sweat of Your Brow

Recently, I started a second job. It involves using my car to deliver things. Unlike my other job, though, it does not involve a delivery route. Instead it is about delivering stats, rush orders, to a laboratory. So, yes, it is still in some way related to medical deliveries. Let me tell you about how … Continue reading

The State of Things

I’ve been looking on with wonder at the rate of police related problems that have occurred not just recently in America, but over time. I’ve already blogged about Michael Brown in another post, Speak to the Rock, so I won’t go into that, but there are some other instances that bear talking about, before we … Continue reading

Speak to the Rock

When Moses was leading the Children of Israel through the wilderness for forty years, toward the end of that time, they came upon a period when there was no water. The people complained bitterly, as people everywhere do, so much so that God told Moses to do something about it. He told him to go … Continue reading

The Love of Money is the Root of all Evil

Yesterday I had occasion to drive by an apartment building I had wanted to move into several years ago, before I moved into the place where I live now. I liked the look of the place. Driving by caused me to recall the story of why I never lived there. In those days I was … Continue reading