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The successes – and failures – of the Free State Project

Their guiding philosophy is the Non-Aggression Principle, also called the NAP, which states unprovoked violence against another person is wrong. Such violence is often found through state measures such as forcible confiscation of property and excessive force on the part of police officers toward average citizens. While this certainly sounds appealing in principle, in practice, things haven’t always gone smoothly. READ MORE

Life off the Rails: Be a Blessing to Others

November was a horrendous month for me. My mom died suddenly on Veteran’s Day – 89 years old with Alzheimer’s but otherwise stable health. Expected eventually but a numbing shock all the same. My dad followed three days later, some random point in his long, slow, steady decline. The three days between their deaths and my knowledge that neither knew anything about the other’s last days has been eerie and almost mystical. READ MORE