“question and answer”

he sat naked and drunk in a room of summer
night, running the blade of the knife
under his fingernails, smiling, thinking
of all the letters he had received
telling him that
the way he lived and wrote about
it had kept them going when
all seemed

putting the blade on the table, he
flicked it with a finger
and it whirled
in a flashing circle
under the light.

who the hell is going to save
me? he

as the knife stopped spinning
the answer came:
you’re going to have to
save yourself.

still smiling,
a: he lit a
b: he poured
c: gave the blade

–from The Last Night of the Earth Poems


How Self-Driving Cars Will Put Taxis And Parking Lots Out Of Business

June 2, 2014

Inevitability. When the first light bulb turned on the day of the candle was done. I’m not saying if you are a taxi cab driver or parking garage owner you should give up immediately, you’ve definitely got time.  But time, as they say, is not on your side.  Follow me… The car pulls up to […]

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InMotion Hosting

March 26, 2014

Dear Readers, This website for its entire existence has been hosted by InMotion Hosting. Why am I telling you this? Because they rock! Before I even dig into the features they offer I want to highlight their customer service. Are there cheaper web hosts? Of course. Are there web hosts that offer more features? Actually […]

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Syncing your cloud storage with cloudHQ

March 25, 2014

Google Drive has become my go-to service for almost all things cloud. Sure I have a Pogoplug and a Dropbox, but all of my documents and all of my photos are stored through Google’s cloud service. However, despite my heavy Google dependence I still find myself loving Evernote. When I want to casually journal, take […]

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Happy Birthday Professor Tolkien!

January 3, 2013

Today is J. R. R. Tolkien’s birthday!  Celebrate by reading some of his works, eating some lembas bread or other foods from Arda, and don’t forget to smoke some Old Toby with your favorite churchwarden pipe! Click here to learn more about Tolkien. Don’t forget to join in on the annual birthday toast! J. R. […]

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The Principle of Self-Ownership

October 13, 2012
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My philosophy is based on the principle of self-ownership. You own your life. To deny this is to imply that another person has a higher claim on your life than you do.

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Practical Anarchy: Internet Freedom

July 20, 2012

In a world of increased monitoring, tracking, recording, and technological privacy invasion its important to know how to protect yourself online. Today we will be discussing a few ways to reclaim your own networked sovereignty. The learning curve for some of these methods and technologies can be a bit steep, but if you want to lend a degree of security to your online interactions you will quickly see that they are essential.

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The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible

July 14, 2012

To say that “The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible” is different from other economics or libertarian books would be a gross understatement. The book is written as a series of parables following the travels of a young man named Jonathan Gullible stranded on the strange island of Corrumpo. This island serves as a setting for a thrashing of every commonly accepted fallacy of government and economics.

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How to minimize your chores, part 2: The Laundry

June 24, 2012

If you do this you will save space on the clothes in your closet. You may even be able to see all of your options. If you do this you will save time you used to spend sorting and folding mountains of laundry. If you do this you will save money because you will buy less clothes and when you do buy clothes you will like them more because they will be better thought out and of higher quality

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How to get cheap movies, tv, music, and books

June 24, 2012

Media and book purchases can really add up fast and here in America we spend more than most countries on our entertainment. These are the sites I use to get things cheap/free and mostly legally.

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