I like to imagine that a lot of people perform the cliché end-of-year introspection ritual. I like to imagine that people who take the time, genuinely enjoy the review of the good moments, and intend to do something to keep from repeating the not so good moments. I'll get around to my own, but I've spent… Continue reading Selling The News
To those who get the inference to Snagglepuss, gratz! Bonus points if you knew the tie-in to the Rush album with a similar allusion. Time is a funny thing. According to the 1922 scifi novel, The Girl in the Golden Atom, by Ray Cummings, "Time is what keeps everything from happening at once." It was… Continue reading Exit…Father Time, even
As we look back on 2013, and ahead to what’s to come, we tend to take stock – an inventory, if you will, of what we have learned, experienced, and overcome. It is a time to evaluate one’s self. We look in literal and figurative mirrors and write ourselves a critical year’s end report. As… Continue reading Looking back on 2013
I write this on Friday the 13th, the last 13th of the year 2013 (although publishing days later). And looking back on the Freedom Cocktail archive, things haven’t been that great. That is, not that great for free peoples. When Edward Snowden was asked what he feared most about his actions (leaving the United States,… Continue reading Scattered Tea Leaves
"Abolish God, and the Government becomes God...Wherever the people do not believe in something beyond the world, they will worship the world. But, above all, they will worship the strongest thing in the world." -- G.K. Chesterton "Well, you've touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was… Continue reading Will the real Messiah please stand up?
Henry the VIII, unhappy with the rules of the Catholic Church regarding divorce, simply usurped the commands of the Vatican, instituted the Church of England and called himself Supreme Head of the new agency. There, all better. No more threats of excommunication from Rome. When one in power doesn't get his way, he may change… Continue reading Straddling the Walls of Versailles