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Pardon me if I’m done buying tickets to the circus. It has become no country for old men.

Civil Liberties: Surprised by the Tide.

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Warning: Michael Patrick did not vote for Donald Trump, but the lad is increasingly concerned by events and the excuses they offer to peel back civil liberties, regardless of the “rightness” or political persuasions, at home or abroad. If you’ve lived by an ocean for long, then you may have gotten…

These Disunited States: A Long Way to Go and a Short Time to Get There

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D A quick blink ago, as many as 250 thousand peaceful protestors jammed into the Washington, D.C. mall to voice doubts and displeasure about the integrity of the past elections. Too many depositions were ignored out of hand by the press or the courts without close examination. Voters’ personal experiences were immediately…

Back To the Future, Lithuanian Style: A 21st Story to Remember

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. History, along with it’s evil nature, doesn’t fully repeat itself; otherwise, we might recognize its return. It mutates.In honor of my Lithuanian friends, I recommend this account from the last century that shouldn’t be forgotten in this one. The rise of the technocratic state, wherein all is governed and regulated, carries…

On Hiatus

Dear Friends, I am already off Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for several weeks. It is evident that they feel called to become our social corgis, herding us ever so obnoxiously. That’s their corporate perogative, but no thanks. I’ve spent enough time at that circus. It’s taken a few weeks to wind up my personal blog…


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