expositions and musings

“The right to agree with others is not a problem in society. It is the right to disagree that is crucial.” ~Ayn Rand

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

One of the most profound sentences in the Declaration of American Independence is “We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  This sentence concisely announced the arrival of the...

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Wake Up!

Wake Up!

At the time of the American Revolution, brave rebels crafted the two greatest political documents in history. The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution turned the world upside down by granting power to sovereign individuals rather than to politicians...

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Self Defense

Self Defense

Your right to defend your own life is so fundamental that it supersedes all law and all social conventions. It is synonymous with your right to your own life. They’re inseparable. The threats to human life range from bacteria and viruses at the micro level, to...

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The Billion Dollar Paperclip

The Billion Dollar Paperclip

(This is a satirical skit that I wrote some time ago, but it is likely to become relevant again as the government begins spending its multi-trillion dollar stimulus packages. Setting of the skit: The Head Honcho’s secretary discovers why government-procured items cost...

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The Noble Soldier

The Noble Soldier

What could be nobler than risking your life to protect those you love and to safeguard everything you hold sacred? We owe an immeasurable debt to those who take up arms to defend us. When we lay our heads on pillows at night, it’s because there’s a soldier somewhere...

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A Song in Need of a Name

A Song in Need of a Name

A whisper of a song tickled my ears today A fleeting song, a growing song, a song that turned to flame A song that tugged and pulled and swept me away A haunting song, a siren song, a song in need of a name   I heard the gentle-fingered tinkling of ivory keys A...

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