Fear: the Freedom Killer

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This morning I looked out the back window while eating my breakfast and saw two rabbits looking for a breakfast of their own among the new plants my Wife just planted last weekend. She calls it “gardening”; Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny here call it “stocking the salad bar.” I adjusted the blinds ever so slightly so as to get a …

Let It Flow

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When the nature of the world is Industrial, and the fundamentals of production are Strength and Speed, the problem that must be solved is mechanical: how to become stronger and faster. Factories, assembly lines, and tools all enabled human beings to exceed the limits of their own physical strength to accomplish the explosion of productivity that made the Industrial Revolution. …

Rule Breaking Required

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Originally posted at The Huffington Post When to follow the rules and when to violate them? When to preserve beautiful order and when to flirt with anarchy? A few years ago, my Wife and I were readying ourselves for bed when the most horrifying sound came from our son’s bedroom: the sound of a young child coughing and struggling to …