For those masochists who miss my writing, the good news is that the Libertarian Party of Colorado’s 2018 convention, my involvement in which ate the last 2 1/2 months of my life, finished last weekend. The bad news for the self-destructive is that I was elected to the Board of the party, I was chosen to be a delegate to the national convention and, most distracting of all, I was nominated to run for US Congress for the 2nd District here in Colorado. Which almost certainly means no more writing until November. Conversely, the run for office will allow me to amortize all the reading and bons mots that have gone into this blog since 2012. Wish me luck. And don’t be surprised if I ask for donations, although I will doubtlessly be the largest contributor. Skin in the game – for which the recent immolation of Tesla, my favorite short, is very timely.
More news: As some of you may know, I participated in the filming of a historical recreation before I left England. The screening of this has finally been scheduled. The title is SECRET AGENT SELECTION: WW2 and it will start on April 9th at 21:00 UK Time – all us secret agents use a 24-hour clock – on BBC Two. It will run in that time slot for five weeks, however given my ignominious but widely predicted early departure, if you want to catch me embarrassing myself, you’d better tune in early. I haven’t seen any of it, but I am told that I was the inspiration for Brad Pitt’s performance in Allied. (For those without access to the BBC, Netflix will also be showing the series, but the timing is unknown. They might also use a different title.)
Let’s be careful out there, my friends.
I Wish I Had Said That…
“Mathematics brought rigor to economics. Unfortunately, it also brought mortis,” by Kenneth Boulding, a British economist.
“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, it is the form of every virtue at the testing point,” by C.S. Lewis
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away,” by Philip K. Dick, the libertarian science fiction writer (of which there are many)
“The State would have us wield a rubber stamp rather than a gavel, but a written constitution is mere meringue if courts rotely exalt majoritarianism over constitutionalism,” by Judge Don Willett, the libertarian-leaning recent appointee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the funniest judge on Twitter