Unconventional Thinking

October, 2012

Does Government Have A Mission Statement?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 by Mark Stevens

Visit millions of businesses across the land and you’ll find mission statements posted on the walls and the websites.

I’m not one for these documents that, in the vast majority of cases. wind up as wallpaper created by a committee designed to serve nothing but the political goals of the drafters. Which, it just so happens, [...]

Re-reading History Through The Lens Of Truth

Monday, October 15th, 2012 by Mark Stevens

I grew up admiring all of the wrong people. Holding them up as heroes. Singing their praises to all who would listen.

It came with the weakness and lack of self-reliance pervasive throughout much of the environs of my lower middle class roots and was cemented in place by weak-kneed writers and journalists who, in the [...]

The Envy Of The Ignorant

Friday, October 12th, 2012 by Mark Stevens

Envy is a cancer. And to compound matters, it is blatantly ignorant.

My first brush with the affliction came when I was a teenager, a lower middle class college kid, with two bucks in my wallet and a rusted out $75 Chevy to match.

I met a beautiful live wire of a girl at a bar near [...]

The Giants Behind The Gates

Monday, October 1st, 2012 by Mark Stevens

All across America, men and women of exceptional skill live behind massive iron gates leading to long sprawling driveways that curve, triumphantly, to grand mansions elegantly designed and beautifully manicured.

They glide through elegant furnishings, in and out of wine cellars and pool houses and are waited on by staff members who care for their every [...]

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