Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

Three acres and a cow

GK Chesterton’s land reform “three acres and a cow” for each and every one of us is utopian, yes, just as anarcho-capitalism, Rothbard and Hayek will never be taken seriously while the corrosive bunch in charge are in charge. Good…

Just Mozart

The sturm und drang of Wagner is a fine thing if one needs stirring. The passion and emotion of Beethoven have no peer but for drawing room listening, genteel listening in comfortable surroundings, please just give me Wolfie.

When to recognize the signs

My stepfather bought a late model Honda Civic and this was a surprise as he’d always been a large, six-cylinder-with-towbar man before. He was making concessions to age, based on his own judgment of his declining faculties, which was more…

Tale of a taxi

Yesterday’s little bit of nastiness went off all right and as the dental specialist they’d brought in said to me, “It’s not a torture chamber, you know.”  Could have fooled me but we’ll let that pass. The really interesting part…

Eight stages of liberty

Interesting thought at Lord T‘s: 1  From bondage to spiritual faith; 2  From spiritual faith to great courage; 3  From courage to liberty; 4  From liberty to abundance; 5  From abundance to complacency; 6  From complacency to apathy; 7  From…

Mixed bag this morning

Barking Spider has posted a fab youtube by Pat Condell: … and  Karl also hits the nail on the head: One wonders when our government will recognize that a loan made to someone who claims to have $200,000 in income…