PorcFest XI

Just got back from PorcFest XI (tangent: around time of last Super Bowl, commented on FaceCrack about how it seems odd to me that Super Bowls are numbered with Roman numerals, since I suspect much of the ‘Merican Booboisie doesn’t know how to interpret them. Since then, have been shocked to find several intelligent friends who don’t know how to read Roman numerals. Was this something I learned in public school? Catholic school? Self-taught? I Continue Reading →

Bridget Jones Goes to the Country

Two weeks ago, a friend, (whom I shall refer to as Annie Oakley for the impressive frontierswoman skills she has developed since moving to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project) asked me if I’d be willing to farmsit for her while she and the family took a roadtrip. “You can have all the eggs you want, our undying love and quite possibly liquor”, she said. “Sure”, I idiotically replied. I’m a Master Continue Reading →

vodka martini-fueled thoughts on Bond… James Bond


I have loved James Bond movies all my life. I love a good caper flick, but 007 movies were guaranteed to have several other elements as well: great music; sexy ladies who swoon into “Oh, JAMES!”‘s arms; ridiculous puns; broad humor; exotic, glamorous locations; shameless non-PC behavior. Bond himself is an übermensch, too good to be true: he’s brilliant, and sophisticated, and multilingual, and deadly, and utterly loyal to Queen and Country (ok, I don’t Continue Reading →


Fear… it’s not just a California hardcore band. A couple of months ago, I posted about how I had this idea for a project/business/thingie. I didn’t go into much detail at the time, and haven’t said much about it since, but believe me, it has consumed a good chunk of my time and thoughts since then. The basic idea is to have a website and weekly e-newsletter focusing on New Hampshire liberty activism, featuring original Continue Reading →



Liberty lovers are a critical bunch. They can be relied on to nitpick, backseat drive, and second guess anything you do in the way of activism. And anything you don’t do. And anything you think about doing. And anything it never even occurred to you to do, but if it had, you wouldn’t have done it because you really don’t think that’s such a bright idea, all things considered. I honestly don’t know if it’s Continue Reading →

The Empire Strikes Back

Last night I watched The Empire Strikes Back for the first time in years. It holds up amazingly well in my opinion; even the special effects still seem decent. And it’s hard to remember a time before everyone knew who Yoda is, he’s such a part of our culture now. What really got me was, after spending the last several years obsessively re-watching Serenity and Firefly, the movie seemed derivative of the series. But of Continue Reading →

Legends of the Porcupine

Regular readers will note that I frequently refer to New Hampshire liberty activists as “Porcupines”. This term comes from the fact that the mascot of the Free State Project is a porcupine.  This mascot dates back to the earliest days of the FSP, in August 2001, before the FSP’s options had even been narrowed down to a U.S. state, let alone which one. Interestingly, the majority opinion at the time was to use some variation Continue Reading →