Monthly Archives: October 2018

Magazine: Beneath Ceaseless Skies, round 2

I’m out in the desert again, this time to talk to an old guy who, it is said, is the wisest of all the wise men.  His run-down trailer says “meth lab” more than “wise man”, but I figure that’s just part of his marketing shtick.  I remind myself of this again when he opens […]

On Fingernail Clippers and the Global Balance of Power

I’ve read a number of books which are accounts of people who escaped from North Korea, and I plan to read more of them.  Maybe I need to be reminded that my life is actually pretty good.  Maybe I need to be reminded of what happens when a government achieves absolute power.  Maybe it has […]