It’s easy to be confused in a world where the vast majority of people we encounter are those with whom we share not a single duty or obligation . . . an alienation which is celebrated as “freedom.”

That’s the central distortion; and in the place of those outdated and…


I have some pretty huge metaphysical disagreements with Robin Dunbar, the anthropologist whose gave his name to an hypothesis about the number of stable, comparatively intimate relationships the average human can maintain: Dunbar’s number. According to Dunbar, about 150 people.

I don’t care about his primate research much, or his…


The devil came and took Jesus out into the desert. The Gospels call this devil the Satan, which means the tempter. And what the tempter invites him to do, ultimately, is to worship power, the powers, the powers of this world. Jesus replies to the tempter, “You shall worship only…


Where is each of us embedded? Who lives in your household? What are the relationships of dependency there? The lines of authority? The division of labor? The state of health of each? The psychological state of each? The special needs of each? What responsibilities and worries does each member have…


Twenty years ago, Saudi billionaire Osama bin Laden, working with Pakistani tactician Khalid Sheik Mohammad, saw their brainchild — a major strategic strike against the US — come to fruition in a coordinated attack against economic, military, and political targets: Marriott’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and (failed) the US…


The hollow point bullet is different from a solid lead bullet, a partially jacketed bullet, and a full metal jacketed bullet.

Hollow point ammunition, as its name suggests, has a hollow anterior tip.

The hollow point, depending on which kind of round, can improve or degrade accuracy; but the point…


We have a Jeep. A 2010 Liberty. We had a Chevrolet S-10 four-cylinder before, which was great when I was doing freelance yard work, laboring for a permaculture project, and doing lots of gardening . . . but my boat — a 12-foor Meyer aluminum lake boat with zero bells…


Male supremacy, in history, is challenged by the destabilization of various masculinities, but this challenge is never met with abandonment, only reframing. …


“Twenty veterans a day commit suicide in the US.”

How often have you seen this statistic? The subtext is that these veterans are (1) traumatized by their war experience, or (2) mistreated by “the system.” The sub-sub-text is that veterans sacrificially served our god, The Nation, and so are entitled…


excerpt from Borderline

L-R, Kevin Tillman and Pat Tillman

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

— 2 Timothy 2:15

Girl Story

[Jessica] Lynch, a 19-year-old supply clerk, continued firing at the Iraqis even after she sustained…

Stan Goff

Author of the books “Hideous Dream,” “Full Spectrum Disorder,” “Borderline,” “Mammon’s Ecology,” “Tough Gynes,” and “Smitten Gate.”

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