“Peace is an extension of war by political means. Plenty of elbow room is pleasanter and much safer.”
by Lazarus Long




"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

you are cordially invited to pucker up and…

I have an increasingly nagging suspicion I am not going to make it to wherever I am going the next time I try to board a commercial air flight, which is unfortunate, because I have not seen my parents in a while.

Why? Because flying across the country is neither affordable nor easy any more.

Oh, the other why? Because if some spineless, high-school drop-out tells me to "Freeze", I am […]

all depends on what it is worth

As a general rule, I do my absolute damnest to avoid the receipt-checkers at stores like Wal-Mart and Best Buy and whatnot else; they are unavoidable at Sams, due to the contract we signed to make use of their stores, but no such contract exists between myself and Wal-Mart. My thought process for this avoidance is somewhat straightforward – I purchased these goods, they are now my property, and the employees of Wal-Mart have neither […]