Monthly Archives: April 2016

Today I Lost A Friend

What is friendship? I don’t know how to write these thoughts. I don’t know how to write them because I do not know the answer to that question. You see, the truth of the matter is I don’t have many … Continue reading

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The Suicide of Venezuela

I never expected to witness the slow suicide of a country, a civilization. I suppose nobody does. Let me tell you, there’s nothing epic about it. We who have the privilege of travel often look down in satisfaction at the … Continue reading

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2016 Too Shall Pass

This morning during a free minute I read an article by Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal, titled “That Moment When 2016 Hits You”. Naturally it was about our election cycle; and it reflected upon the political and cultural … Continue reading

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You Have No Right Over The Life Of Another

I’ve been accused of “saying too much” in my writing – as if a writer can do anything else. That I should “hold more back”, I suppose the fear being that somebody might actually read something I write (not a … Continue reading

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Cicero – And Our Liberal Conservatism

“Long before our own time, the customs of our ancestors molded admirable men, and in turn these eminent men upheld the ways and institutions of their forebears. Our age, however, inherited the Republic like some beautiful painting of bygone days, … Continue reading

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An Austrian University in Guatemala

I recently ran across a good article called “Freedom U.” in the National Review, written by Jay Nordlinger. The article is about Universidad Francisco Marroquin (UFM). UFM is located in Guatemala – at the heart of Central America. Founded more than … Continue reading

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I Almost Stopped Writing Today

There’s a scene in The Fountainhead where the main protagonists are lounging around inside a makeshift shed on a construction site discussing their impetus for continuing on in their art. It wasn’t really going well for them. Sculpting, architecture – … Continue reading

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