Criminalizing Freedom

September 30, 2013

Criminalizing Freedom
You know you want it
You know it’s true
You know you love it
When others think for you.
“The name’s BLOOMBERG — I’ll help you out
“I’ll put the ring firmly in your snout
“‘Cause I got all the power and the riches
“To make you all my collective bitches.”
Rounded up just like a herd
Fenced in, branded, made to serve
Told [...]

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No S.O.P.A.

January 18, 2012

Here’s a set of lyrics against SOPA
Let the Buffalo Roam
by Lori Hoeck
Micro-managers be gone!
No more regulatory chains.
The internet’s ours–
a new frontier for our brains.
Don’t let them in
“Keep your grubby paws off!”
When government steps in
There’s more red tape than trade-off.
Entrepreneurs must be free
—products speak for themselves.
Don’t let bureaucrats guarantee
progress remains on the shelf.
I’m don’t want a [...]

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Let’s keep it fiction

July 12, 2010

The Judgment

Somewhere in the near future

“Trent Johnston, stand.”
The community judge’s voice filled the sweat box of a room, chilling Trent to the bones. He’d heard the tone before — the arrogant voice of someone trying to squeeze their viciousness and bullying into overly kind words. Appearance always mattered more than truth in the [...]

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Understanding Glenn Beck and the Beck phenomenon

June 22, 2010

Love him or hate him, Dr. Glenn Beck of radio, book selling, and Fox News fame is a lightning rod for the storm of public opinion on the direction America is headed.
Why does Glenn Beck inspire his large TV and radio audience into huge book-buying and reading frenzies [...]

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May 6, 2010

FROM THE NORTH STAR PAPERS (a work in progress)
NOTE: This is written mainly to my nieces and nephews
Comments are closed because family and friends know how to reach me by email.
I once counted myself among the membership of the cult-like Worldwide Church of God (WCG) in the 80s and 90s. [...]

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Serendipity aplenty

February 9, 2010

Serendipity can power some amazing things in our lives, especially when we have to pinch ourselves to believe how wonderful a turn of events can become.
After writing about Dark Hearts, emotional vampires, and narcissists on my Think Like A Black Belt site and writing a few posts on this site (here and here), I found [...]

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Powerful ebook on dealing with narcissists

January 26, 2010

Have you ever been so perplexed by a relationship that it drove you crazy? Perhaps you are in one right now.
Do you feel like you’re the one who is always wrong?
Do attempts to set boundaries only meet with disdain and anger?
Are new suggestions shot down or sabotaged?
Do attempts to withdraw from the relationship create more [...]

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My taste buds compel me to tell you about Tanka Bars

January 15, 2010

I’ve never had an ad on my websites, but I’ve discovered something worth shouting about — Tanka Bars.
Having grown tired of carb-laden snacks, sugary snacks, and filler snacks, I wished for something else. My body and mind prefer a certain boost I get from protein. Cheese is great but too many calories. And taking time [...]

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Is all that wisdom really wise?

December 17, 2009

It Ain’t Like They Say …
The mountain top seems so far
a distant, aching call.
This day I’m broken, bruised,
cursing yet another fall.
The glory they say is ahead,
or in the journey itself.
I’ve been at both points before,
I know it’s a lie to self.
There is no one point.
No shouts of “I’ve arrived!”
And the journey’s just a journey.
Shit, it’s [...]

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Ouchy and whiney

December 4, 2009

This headache screams as it reams my scalp
with a pain both dull and sharp,
My skull is pounding, hounding me,
like satan breaking a harp.
The pain reliever has yet to work,
Can’t they make this drug faster?
A thousand years — the wait grows long,
My woe is like disaster.
I whine and whimper like a sick pup;
feeling worthless, wimpy, and [...]

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