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 →

calendars still available

I’m still a bit fuzzy on the details of last night’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. I recall large quantities of green beer, Irish reels, and rather a lot of spinning. When I woke up on the floor, assorted piles of stuff had been somewhat rearranged. Imagine my surprise to discover that one of the piles contained…. a few remaining New Hampshire Ladies of Liberty wall calendars!! There are seriously only two dozen left, though, so Continue Reading →

Ladies of Liberty 2014

Following up on the Knives, Lipstick, Liberty,… and Life post, the first-ever (as far as I know) wall calendar of New Hampshire female liberty activists is a wrap (shrink-wrap, that is)!  In fact, it’s barreling its way across the country as I type, departing from scenic Great Falls, MT (I actually have no idea if Great Falls, MT is scenic, but I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt) last Thursday. Fed Ex Continue Reading →

knives, lipstick, liberty, and… life

Several  months ago my friend and Free State Project compatriot Jenn Coffey let the word out that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She has bravely been blogging about the experience ever since. Although it has been painful and depressing to read, it has been educational for me; I really had no idea what a time-consuming, frustrating pain in the ass it is to get treated for cancer! It seems particularly ironic, in a haha-you’re-really-NOT-being-funny-universe Continue Reading →

Liberty Activist Journal

Liberty Activist Journal, day 1,327,649 – fifth consecutive night of poor sleep. Am stressed about looming deadline on writing project for Queen Quill and Jeffrey Tucker.  Am stressed about lack of income. Am stressed about state of the world. Am stressed about ungodly pile of dirty dishes from holiday cooking frenzy, (still) waiting for me in kitchen.  Am hungry, but am now out of clean plates. Eating requires doing at least some dishes first.  Hate Continue Reading →

friday jones’ diary

(originally posted on Sept. 4, 2006) sat 8/26: help J&B move into cute new home on 5 wooded acres; despite supposedly being on diet, consume non-diet soda, two pizza slices and a cookie. Feel guilty. sun 8/27: spend entire day, from 7:00AM to early evening, performing inglorious mundane tasks for Free State Project, in between periodic bouts of dribbling saliva into test tubes for adrenal function lab test.  Read oh-so-serious discussion on FSP mailing list Continue Reading →

Artsy Fartsy

I’ve spent quite a bit of time at Area 23 lately. Last Sunday I attended a free women’s self-defense course, led by a Free State Project early mover who also happens to be a black belt and tae kwon do instructor. He brought along two coworkers and a lot of protective gear, and let all the students have at it with hands, feet and knees.  Fun! Immediately afterwards, the Manchester Community Grange held its bi-weekly Continue Reading →

Informal U

Many liberty lovers dislike the public (i.e. government run) school system, for a gazillion reasons. It’s coercively funded, takes a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching, attendance is compulsory, specific subjects are compulsory… I could go on, but I think you get my point (also, the onslaught of unpleasant “c” words in this paragraph is bumming me out). So, what would a free market approach to a school be like? Well, pretty much the opposite of a Continue Reading →