Thursday, August 28, 2014

In a Decade...




...quite a lot can happen...

See, I met this girl...well, online, anyway.  Virtual Reality, you might say.

When two writers get to know each other by email and chat before ever meeting in person, you'd be amazed how well they get to know each other.

After weeks...maybe even months...of emailing and chatting, we finally agreed to meet and go on a "first date."

I totally and completely screwed up that first date by not being able to find her in a crowd.  (That raises an interesting question--can you still call it a "first date" if you didn't actually speak to each other...?)

(I won't even mention how badly I screwed up the "second" date...)

By the "third" date, though, things were--finally--starting to look up...and after that somewhat rocky start--and probably thanks to the literally millions of words exchanged by email before she managed to get a glimpse of the size of my nose--we seemed to hit it off pretty well.

Yes...here we are, sixteen jobs, two states, five thousand miles of relocation, and ten years later.

Yes...it was exactly ten years ago, today, that I blew that "first" date.

Maybe it's a weird anniversary to celebrate, but, then again, *I* am weird, so...

...happy anniversary, Babe.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

World War I Voiceover Work

I am happy to announce that two more of my voiceovers are now available:

World War One and the End of the Bourgeois Century by Ryan McMaken


For a complete list of all of my voice projects to date, check out the last section in my Online Resume, and please check out all of the latest additions to the Mises audio and video library.  And, as always, comments, critiques, and criticisms are definitely welcome.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

It's Not Easy Being Libertarian






Young White Tiger
Excellent article by Sheldon Richman over at FFF:  "I Can't Help That I'm A Libertarian."

He makes several excellent points.  Libertarians--especially Ron Paul fans--are often accused of "drinking the Kool-Aid" and being brainwashed into believing things that just can't work.

But libertarian thought is about analyzing, and logical thinking, and most importantly challenging assumptions.

Instead of debating which is better--that the government spend half a gazillion dollars this year instead of the full gazillion--shouldn't we take a step back and ask if the government is already bigger than it should be?

Instead of blowing the #$)((&^%&!! out of buildings and people overseas, shouldn't we be asking "why the #$)((&^%&!! are we all paying for this?"

Instead of just blindly pulling the lever because of a capital letter following a person's name, shouldn't we first be asking "what is this person going to do to give me BACK some of the freedom that's been taken from me?"

Question authority...even if it's for no other reason than "they hate when you do that."

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