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- Greg Swann writes – fiction and early essays.
- PresenceOfMind.net – a weblog I maintained in the early years of the new millenium.
- BloodhoundBlog – a national real estate weblog I started and contribute to. Much of the content there will be real estate related, but everything I write is focused on the self, and this is best represented in the longer essays.
- SelfAdoration.com – a weblog devoted to the philosophical defense of ontologically-consonant egoism.
- Why would anyone get married? To live the highest expressions of Splendor in the fully-human life.
- Where have all the good men gone? You’ll find them where their values are appreciated and admired.
- When the New Left becomes the Old Reich, it’s time to get a gun.
- Going Galt with style: By choosing so admirably, Richard Nikoley sets a good example for us all.
- The perfect life and beautiful death of a gangly little mermaid.
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- Homeland Security learns human mind cannot be outlawed. "We won't let that stop us!" foxnews.com/us/2013/05/23/… 20 hours ago
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Monthly Archives: December 2008
I hate lies, and I hate just about everything that doesn’t hate lies. We live our lives enmired in lies — in hoke, in smoke, in hints and allusions and innuendoes, in juice and hustle and jive — and it is entirely too easy to become one of the liars, de facto, without really intending [...] Continue reading
Courtney at the speed of life A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story “Lord-a-mercy!” I said in my thickest southern drawl. “Somebody tell god to take the rest of the week off. He has made perfection, and there ain’t no topping that!” The beautiful blonde woman scowled and blushed at the same time. It made her look [...] Continue reading
I’m kicking this back to the top of the blog, as well. I think this is a good example of the kind of behavior that has been denounced for millennia by would-be bosses, but I also think this approaches an ideal expression of how human beings should behave. Plus which, it’s the stuff I’ve been [...] Continue reading
Kicking this back to the top from February of 2007, although the underlying essay is much older than that. This is the shortest statement I have made, so far, of the ontology of human behavior. –GSS Russell Shaw has mentioned the film The Secret a couple of times. Cathy bought the DVD, and we took [...] Continue reading
A Costco family Christmas A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story “Okay, so one day we’re driving, and we’re just about to get on the freeway, and I look up and the sign says, ‘Squaw Peak Freeway.’” The Kid said that. Maybe eleven years old, tall and thin. Tousled brown hair and the most beautiful gray eyes [...] Continue reading
A father for Christmas A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story “Shame about the bike,” I said to the strained young black man at the bus stop. His head was down and he was staring hard at the ground. He grunted, a sound that conveyed two ideas: “I heard you” and “I’m not listening.” “Just as well, [...] Continue reading
Merry Christmas, Princess Peach A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story “Luigi!” The beautiful blonde girlchild tore her way across the packed airport corridor. “Oh,” said her mother, a beautiful blonde womanchild. “Great…” There is only one Christmas, isn’t there? Holly and mistletoe. A golden retriever by the fire. Mom bastes the bird while dad carols with [...] Continue reading