Playing Valheim With The Boys

Let’s talk about Valheim – the Viking survival game I have been playing with my sons and an assortment of friends and family. Important life lessons thus far: team work, strategic thinking skills, and how to fell trees without them dropping on your head. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…More

Ulysses S. Grant and Discharge Pressure

What made Ulysses S. Grant so remarkable? I may be finding out as I listen to Ron Chernow’s biography of the man. And let me tell you a story about a recent instrumentation issue I had to troubleshoot at work, and how I think it relates to the fair-weather philosophy which so dominates our post-modern…More

TIME Exposes 2020 Election Fraud Conspiracy

Molly Ball at TIME magazine published an article last week titled ‘The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election.’ In it, she outlined and outright bragged about the – as she puts it – “conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes” to save Democracy from people like you and me who voted for…More

GameStop, Reddit, and Robinhood

Curious what all the fuss is about with GameStop, Reddit, and Robinhood? Here is my quasi-insider small trader perspective. Spoiler alert: there are two sets of rules. One for the big players, and one for the little guys.  Yet as Proverbs 20:10 tells us, “Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to…More

Big Technology and Perilous Dependencies

A listener recently asked the following question: If I’m encouraging people to find other marketplaces besides, why am I publishing and selling my recent book on Amazon? That is an entirely fair question. Here is my answer. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. —…More

The Death of Social Media As We Know It

Someone I am close to recently deleted their Facebook; and despite having recently started an account on MeWe, it would appear they deleted that account also. This is not an isolated incident, though. Conservative Americans now feel entirely alien and unwelcome online. Years of being maligned, manipulated, and censored on the biggest platforms have suddenly…More

Being Good Stewards Now

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into office today. I confess, it was a glum day for me personally as I considered the implications of that in the short and mid-term. Yet even so, it is critically important that we not become discouraged or despairing. The question we need to be asking ourselves, one…More

If We Have Another Civil War

These days, it feels like the United States of America is on its way to becoming the Divided States of America in the near-term. Each half of the country possesses a collective distrust and even contempt for the other, and diplomatic negotiations seem to have broken down. I want to lay out a couple of…More

Why They Impeached Trump Twice

The United States House of Representatives voted 232-197 yesterday to impeach President Trump.  The reason why has more to do with deflection and spite than the actions of the president. For one thing, no American president has ever been impeached twice. And the ambition is now for that to be Trump’s legacy. For another thing,…More