Glibs Guest Editorial

Glibs Guest Editorial

The seeds of trees found purchase on the rocky outcrop. Over ages and eons the slow movement of water had eroded the stark facade. Millennia ago this had been the an ocean floor. Layers of sediment had grown to stone. Now, a vibrant forest took root on the sedimentary...
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

I’ve been doing a lot of reading of material written late in the Depression as part of my research on bureaucracy (partially explored over on my substack). A late entry in that effort was Joseph Schumpeter’s work of the same title as this post. I picked...
A Few Thoughts on Conspiracy Skeptics

A Few Thoughts on Conspiracy Skeptics

I’ve been contemplating a piece (or maybe a couple of pieces) on conspiracy theory and skepticism. However, I just don’t have time to write a longer essay right now (hopefully over the summer). But, the other day I was listening to a podcast which both entertained and...
OVERLAND FOR GOLD, Part 4

OVERLAND FOR GOLD, Part 4

[This is the story of three brothers of my great-great grandmother who went to California for the Gold Rush and back again. It was published in the Weldon (Illinois) Record in 1905. It is an amalgam of reminiscences of all three brothers, not of any particular one....
OVERLAND FOR GOLD, Part 4

OVERLAND FOR GOLD, Part 3

[This is the story of three brothers of my great-great grandmother who went to California for the Gold Rush and back again. It was published in the Weldon (Illinois) Record in 1905. It is an amalgam of reminiscences of all three brothers, not of any particular one....