A Defense of the Individual Definition of Racism

First, a meta-discussion… In many instances, discussions are viewed as binary; “Either you’re for me or agin me.”  While this defense is against one aspect of the movement to identify, highlight, and address the oppressive, systemic, and institutional effects of racism, specifically the redefinition of the word racism, it should not be construed in any … Read more

$0 Minimum Wage

Unfortunately, the real minimum wage is always zero, regardless of the laws, and that is the wage that many workers receive in the wake of the creation or escalation of a government-mandated minimum wage, because they either lose their jobs or fail to find jobs when they enter the labor force. Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics … Read more

(R) Is Not for Racist

This article originated as an email to someone who complained that her boss was a Rush Limbaugh fan and, on a separate occasion, quipped under her breath something about the racist and Republican being the same. I came up with the title of this email and thought some about what I would say after your … Read more

Reflections on My First Harvest

I’ve never been much of an outdoorsman, but I’m getting into it through Daniel’s involvement in KOZ (Kids Outdoor Zone). The Lord provided so much this hunting season: Perry Ripa, the leader of KOZ at Maple Grove, both mentored me in hunting and opened his property to me and my sons. After speaking with Jacob … Read more