On Thanksgiving

It is a dark day here.  I sit with my head in my hands, the cold rough stone under me, the loose leaves clattering and swirling in the wind as it tosses through the bare temple.  This temple is Apollo’s, but the sky is gray, the rain is cold, and… Wraiths walk where there was…

On Physical Violence

NO violence — even in self-defense. A few months ago, I mentioned off-handedly that my feelings about violence were close to that of Gandhi and Tolstoy.  Kate Gladstone asked me about this in the comments, mentioning a book called THE RING by Piers Anthony, in which he describes a society in which some people wear…

We The People

Immediately before the day of the 2008 US federal election, I posted this article in which I said I wouldn’t be voting, and listed three major problems with the Constitution.  The gist of the problems were these: 1.  Majority rule leads to tyranny of the majority over minorities. 2.  Government should be by the consent…