Paradise Stolen – Parts 5-6

Episode 5 – Why We Are Poor 10:02 – Stefan Verstappen – 26 Feb 2016 Episode 6 – The Value of Money 4:49 – Stefan Verstappen – 29 May 2018 0

Paradise Stolen – Parts 1-4

Episode 1 – Don’t Show Your Children 5:37 – Stefan Verstappen – 30 Jan 2015 Episode 2 – The Myth of Efficiency 6:06 – Stefan Verstappen – 21 Feb 2021 “There was abundance in the Colonies, and peace was reigning on every border. It was difficult, and even impossible, to find a happier and more …

Continue reading ‘Paradise Stolen – Parts 1-4’ »

A Quote from Wendell Berry

A Warning To My Readers Do not think me gentle because I speak in praise of gentleness, or elegant because I honor the grace that keeps this world. I am a man crude as any, gross of speech, intolerant, stubborn, angry, full of fits and furies. That I may have spoken well at times, is …

Continue reading ‘A Quote from Wendell Berry’ »

Autumn Leaves – 2020

Once again it is the season for those who both love the planet and hate it to join forces and rid their lawns of fallen leaves. Many will send their efforts to the landfill. You will be able to tell the ones who really care by the large brown paper bags they use to do …

Continue reading ‘Autumn Leaves – 2020’ »

A Multiverse of Truths

“We choose truth over facts.” — Joe Biden We might assume that this was just another Biden gaffe, and it probably was, but it speaks also perhaps to a larger problem, that of myriad “truths.” “Your truth, my truth, their truth.” This was always and ever sophistry, and I assumed that this was self-evident to …

Continue reading ‘A Multiverse of Truths’ »

Joel Salatin: Thoughts on Changing Course

Writer, lecturer, and farmer Joel Salatin has been a hero of mine for many years, as both mentor and inspiration. He calls himself a “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.” I can really get behind that. I own a number of his books. This was a post to Joel’s blog on 17 Aug 2020 (3 …

Continue reading ‘Joel Salatin: Thoughts on Changing Course’ »

109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life

Sent by a friend… 109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile | Short Film Showcase 12:38 – National Geographic – 5 Feb 2017 Meet Richard Overton, America’s oldest veteran. In this lively short film by Matt Cooper and Rocky Conly, hear the whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking supercentenarian reveal his secrets to a long …

Continue reading ‘109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life’ »

Notes on Men and Fathers in Society…

This is from an interview I listened to last January of Denise McAllister at the studio of Eric Metaxas in New York. It is about 18 minutes in. This was so well said, I thought, that I scratched it down. Maybe a few others will find it meaningful as well. “This is why we now …

Continue reading ‘Notes on Men and Fathers in Society…’ »

What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye – 1971

 3:51 – Motown Records – 1971 Mother, mother There’s too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There’s far too many of you dying You know we’ve got to find a way To bring some loving here today, hey hey Father, father We don’t need to escalate You see, war is not the answer …

Continue reading ‘What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye – 1971’ »

Romania Proclaims There Only Two Sexes

One more Eastern European country attempts to repudiate nonsense and reclaim normalcy. LTBG-XYZ people proclaim this decree to be the end of the world. Courtesy of National File Romania Passes Law Banning Gender Studies, Following Hungary and Poland Educational institutions cannot promote gender theories which claim gender identity is separate from biological sex Romania has …

Continue reading ‘Romania Proclaims There Only Two Sexes’ »

Regreening the Desert with John D. Liu

Masanobu Fukuoka wrote an engaging and thoughtful book about this as well, Sowing Seeds in the Desert. I did not hear Liu specifically speak of Fukuoka, but I assume that he was influenced by his work. This is a subject very close to my heart. Regreening the desert with John D. Liu | VPRO Documentary …

Continue reading ‘Regreening the Desert with John D. Liu’ »

Epstein and the Eugenicists

The wormhole goes so far beyond where most people are able to conceive. This is the place where science and religion meet. Many have wondered for years why I have harped on Huxley’s Brave New World as much as Orwell’s 1984, noting that what we have been experiencing is in fact a melding of the …

Continue reading ‘Epstein and the Eugenicists’ »

Fractals – Hunting the Hidden Dimension

PBS NOVA – Fractals – Hunting the Hidden Dimension 54:25 – Originally aired 28 October 2008 YouTube has apparently removed this video for Copyright violation. If I find a way to view it that does not infringe the copyright I will update the link. I myself happen to own this on Blu-ray as well as …

Continue reading ‘Fractals – Hunting the Hidden Dimension’ »