Selected Posts from Obscurity
Posted by PintofStout on July 6, 2007
I have gone back in the archives to try and separate the wheat from the chaff in my older posts in an attempt to have some of my earlier stuff read. I use the random button a lot to randomly pull stuff up and see if the separation of time allows me to critically analyze my writing skills. It works to some degree, but I still look for some critique of my writing to see what progress all this practice has wrought.
So here are 15 of my most relevant or favorite posts (listed chronologically) bringing us up to the end of September 2006. I fear if I tried to include anything newer I may try to put them all in; I just need more distance on those. Any analysis or suggestions that may propel me to higher quality writing – independent of subject matter – is welcomed. There are many posts in the archives to explore as well.
Revolution Comes Back Around : This was my first post that I did any sort of writing on Anarchy that was original.
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It’s Off to Work We Go ♪ ♪ ♪ : A little rough and incomplete when I read it now, but it still has its merits.
Bend Over and Open Wide Mr. Eskimo : Not a stunning piece of writing, but relevant for current discussions.
Race to the End : A look at labels and marginalization.
Taxing My Patience : Putting on the accountant hat.
A Cocktail of Thoughts on DUI Law with a Splash of Philosophy : This post comes up all the time in my discussion revolving around a plethora of topics. It is also a major reason B___ is a contributor to the Bye-Laws.
Freedom Starts with Navel-Gazing : This post has been the foundation of many subsequent posts on this blog. I always meant to rewrite it or elaborate on it since it was done in haste, but this is one of my best and favorite on the Bye-Laws.
Boobification : The first off-shoot of the Navel-gazing post. A post about trying not to stare and why I still can’t help it.
Freeophobia (Fear of Freedom) : A post to try and summarize and review the book that spawned the navel-gazing.
The “What-Abouts” : This covers a topic that arises in most discussions I have, and one I haven’t read in a while. I forgot it was this relevant.
Sacrificial Shepherds : This post got linked at Strike-the-root.com.
Me, Bobbie McGee and the Slippy Slope of Freedom N’at : Freedom is just another word for nothin’ left to lose.
Freedom’s Negative Means and Positive Ends : This was the first post I tried to write to attempt to submit to other sites. I only sent it to one and was rejected (and dejected). It was a pinnacle of my writing skills at the time, but still a midpoint overall, it turns out.
On Being a Gaseous Person : A good hard look at myself.
This is My Rifle…(Part 1; Physics) : This post actually involved some research and time, something the vast majority of my posts don’t enjoy. It is still waiting for a part 2, which is still in the noggin.