Monthly Archives: February 2020

Aaron Burr: This Date in History

(Side note: Forget the duel between Burr and Hamilton; there were better duels to be mentioned. I will talk about the Stephen Decatur and James Barron soon). Without slipping into a low end gaggle fest about the musical Hamilton, I … Continue reading

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Beware: Assholes Often Run Out of Options

I had noticed of lately that there are occasionally detestable countries (or even people) that find themselves in a pickle. They find themselves starving for favors, resources, or access to goods. This is often in spite of the fact that … Continue reading

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Odd People Arent Always Worthy of Death

I was stewing about a conversation that one of my Appalachian-American co-workers and I had at work one day. I learned that it wasn’t fair to get in an argument with someone that wasnt capable of intelligent discourse. But I … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading, Listening to, And Noticing This Week

Reading: I spied this article just the other day. The Transformed Wife posted a thought provoking piece decrying the evils of feminism and how many women are scoffing at the wisdom found in holy texts. https://thetransformedwife.com/no-one-cares-what-men-want/   Additional Reading: I … Continue reading

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FreeMatt In Review (Short Week Edition)

After a shortened week; we are back on the horse. I have been dodging the rain and lame weather. Please take care of yourself. Please feel free to peruse the FreeMatt in Review.   Scoff Not At the Barbarian I challenged … Continue reading

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A Reader Letter Exposes More Questions

I was thumbing through my emails this morning, as I am oft to do. I had noticed an email from Pat Stedman in my inbox, (please note: I am subscribed to email newsletters but I don’t remember when I had … Continue reading

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To Win; It is Not Always Possible for Others Not To Lose

 I had been stewing over one of my books about negotiations. The main idea of the book was that satisfaction was often the desired effect of a negotiation, (examples given were respect, recognition, ability to save face, etc). I had … Continue reading

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SMART goals from Shawshank Prison

Last night; I had heard two friends mention that goals without a plan or at least an outline were just wishes. The one person had mentioned that someone in the military had told him about this. The other person couldn’t … Continue reading

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Scoff Not At the Barbarian

I found myself in a bit of a thoughtful pickle. I had caught myself scoffing at barbarians (or at least modern-day people at our societies margins). The people that largely operate with no knowledge of civic knowledge or cultural elements … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading, Listening to, And Noticing This Week

What I’ve Been Reading, Listening to, And Noticing This Week   Reading: This article gives a generous mention of Rank Choice Voting. I have pushed this idea in my state many times. It takes a little brain power but it shows … Continue reading

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