Rise of the Ronin

Amidst the Fall of the Empire

Facing Reality: Most Americans Are Only One Paycheck Away From The Street

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016

Most Americans are only one paycheck away from the street.  Although this may be a bit of an exaggeration, as most people have friends and family and options other than going straight to the street when they can’t pay their bills, but to me it seems so CRAZY to be running the rat race so fast and likely with so much fear and stress, keeping one’s debt and expenses so high and...

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Facing Reality: Hyper-Militarized Federal Bureacracies

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016

This story from the Washington Post this week:  Federal judge decides that drinking tea and shopping at a gardening store give probable cause for a SWAT raid on your home.  Just another in a long line of aggressive over-the-top raid like ones on this grandmother and on Amish farmers and others providing raw milk. One reason I left the “Land of the Free.”  I am simply Done being...

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Honoring Elders: Stephen R. Covey

Posted by on Dec 25, 2015

[Honoring Elders: American culture has lost to a great degree the custom and value of honoring elders.  I am intending this as a feature on this site, a way to honor men who have made a significant contribution to other men, especially when it comes to finding one's way and finding honor on one's path. Most of the men I include here will be elders, who's life story, voice and ideas may inspire...

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