Being involved with the Sense of Life Objectivists I contribute articles from time to time. If accepted, they appear on the SOLO HQ front page for a few days. After they've left the front page, they'll show up here. I write these articles primarily for myself; they're an attempt to reason my way through a problem or grok a principle. That, and it keeps me in practice as a writer.
Regardless of the connotation irrational people place upon the word, there can be honor in being a mercenary if one deals honestly with an employer and gives the employer his money's worth by working to the best of one's ability.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
The world needs a hero. Not a hero to save the world from itself, but one who can inspire man to rise up, take responsibility for his fate, and create his own salvation.
Labor Day has just passed here in the United States. Among other things, this means that children across the nation are returning to school for another year of "education". It is another year wasted; the schools attempt to accomplish the impossible by force-feeding knowledge to children unwilling to think while denying knowledge to children to whom thought is as natural and life-giving a process as breathing.
A businessman named Edward Fine survived the destruction of the World Trade Center by Muslim fanatics, despite being trapped on the 79th Floor of the north tower. A photographer from Agence France-Presse captured him on film, his suit covered in dust, in a photo that made the cover of Fortune. In the aftermath, he spoke freely of his experiences, but since then he's returned to his life as a businessman.
The hacker known as STORMRIDER, allegedly responsible for the repeated destruction of files owned by the New York City Department of Homeless Services and theft of its operating budget, appears to be seeking a wider stage according to frustrated US Secretary of Information Awareness John Poindexter.
A poem. I linked to this elsewhere, but since I also submitted it to SOLO it's going to show up here as well. Hey, it's my site.
I owe my equals nothing, and I have no obligation to strangers.