Tag Archives: Second Amendment Rights

Civilization and Its Discontented

There were contradictions from the start. We all want to be free, but we also want to live in a safe and somewhat orderly society. Those two don’t mix easily. After all, we started out declaring our independence from a … Continue reading

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When Democracy Interferes with Freedom

No one plans a vacation in Houston – it’s a rather nasty place. There’s a reason their football team is called the Oilers – that’s what the city is about, oil and big money, and it’s hot as hell too. … Continue reading

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Chewing on Things

Woody Allen – when he was just a comic and not an important director and thus some sort of big thinker – had his array of everyman jokes, throwaway quips that, once they sunk in, got the big laughs. One … Continue reading

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Noir Heroics

Sometimes – but not all that often – Hollywood really is like the movies. Here, one block down from Hollywood Boulevard and one block up from Sunset Boulevard, just off Laurel Canyon, it’s an oddly hushed rainy December evening – … Continue reading

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Our Lizard Brains

We all know people who don’t like to think things through – they like to trust their instincts. Too much analysis, too much thinking, makes them uncomfortable. Thinking is not doing. When it comes down to it, it’s best to … Continue reading

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