Guest Writers



Jon Addiss Jon is an entrepreneur and libertarian activist in Lansing, Michigan, who is organizing the Save America Home Investors network to educate and mentor people in the buying and rehabing bank repo properties for profit. If you are interested, you can contact him at:
Kay Augustin Kay is an investment consultant currently in world-traveler mode, though occasionally dropping in on her origins in SE Michigan. Email to her thru my site [email to Kay]
Jim Babka Jim Babka is president of Downsize DC.
Brasscheck TV I don’t know exactly where these guys come from, but they’re here and they’re clear. Basically the Web’s communicators of the suppressed truth, mostly via podcasts drawn directly from the airwaves, only the mainstream media kills the stories… occasionally via text.  Sign up to receive their daily mailings.
Ron Burcham BurchamBorn May 27, 1943. July, 1962, graduated Aero Mechanics Vocational High school
September 1962, enlisted in USMC, 1962 to 1966. Active in Libertarian Party 1972 to
2002. Is now active in the Michigan GOP, currently serving on the Macomb County
Republican Party Executive Committee until 2016. Retired and living in Warren,
Freeman, Lance Expatriate who posted “Bad News, Americans” on the Web
Gerhard A. Fuerst
Mr. Fuerst—a retired adjunct professor of social science at Western Michigan  University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and secondary school teacher in the  Kalamazoo Central High School—is a poet and a regular scholarly and  conscientious afflictor of the powerful.
Thomas Greco Mr. Greco is a world renowned advocate/implementor of voluntary, decentralized money systems. Reach him via Reinventing Money.
Dean Hazel Dean Hazel is a celebrated advocate of Constitutional Law and Constitutional Liberty (though he prefers the term Modern Whiggery). His advocacy and courageous actions have earned him sustained federal government aggression upon his person and property. He now fights the aggressors through his teachings as the leader of The American Federation of Whiggs. Here is his Meetup page.
Therese Hercher Therese has a bachelor’s degree in English from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, and works for Michigan State University. She is active in her community of Okemos and an occasional contributor of guest commentary to the Lansing State Journal.
Pete Hendrickson Pete Hendrickson enjoys the distinction of being the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes).  He is far from the last, though– readers of his seminal work, ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’  and its just-published sequel, ‘Was Grandpa Really a Moron?‘, have been doing the same ever since the book first appeared in 2003.Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’.  He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach.  He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty.  He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.
Patrick Heller Patrick A. Heller owns Liberty Coin Service in Lansing, Michigan and writes “Liberty’s Outlook,” a monthly newsletter covering rare coins and precious metals. Past issues can be found online at Pat Heller is also the gold market commentator for Numismatic News. Past columns online at under “News & Articles”. His radio show “Things You ‘Know’ That Just Aren’t So, And Important News You Need To Know” can be heard at 8:45 AM Wednesday mornings on 1320-AM WILS in Lansing (which streams live and becomes part of the audio and text archives posted at
Ronald Kaiser Ron is a native of Laconia, New Hampshire.  Ron Kaiser’s stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Farmhouse, Centripetal, The Harrow, the anthology Carved in Granite and other places.  He holds  a Master’s Degree in the study of Romantic British poetry from the University of New Hampshire. Unfortunately, he hates writing literary criticism, so said Master’s Degree has done him very little good. But  he likes to mention it once in a while, since he did pay thousands of  dollars for it, plus interest. Sigh. [Ron’s note on photo: Somehow Ron  managed to sucker the most beautiful woman in the world, Meghan, to marry him.]
Bo Keely Executive Tours by Dr. Bo Keely takes professionals into remote areas of the world including the missions of Baja California, America’s boxcars, and the Amazon rainforest. Dr. Keeley, a retired veterinarian, coined the term Executive Tourism two decades ago while taking corporation presidents, speculators, doctors, attorneys, talk show hosts, professors, businessmen, and musicians in boxcars across the country, deep into Mexico, and the headwaters of the Amazon. Biographical timeline.
Gabriel Land Gabriel Land [send him mail] is an aspiring actor and playwright. To fund his artistic endeavors he works as an extra in in the Hollywood film industry and delivers furniture part time. Half the week he spends in Los Angeles, while the rest of the week he gladly commutes South across the border to be with the woman he loves in the country he considers his second home.
Steve LaTulippe Steven LaTulippe [send him mail] is a physician currently practicing in Ohio. He was an officer in the United States Air Force for 13 years.
David Light David Lightaka Saginaw Dave. Saginaw-area political activist, advocate for clean government and drug law reform, with ties to multiple national law reform and government watchdog groups.
Sam Mills Sam is a writer and poet living in Lansing, Michigan.
Alan Mole Alan Mole is a retired engineer living in Boulder, Colorado.
Tim O’Brien Tim is a longtime liberty activist who continues to make a living in the creative fields of writing, media, entertainment, and campaign management. He lives in SE Michigan and has been doing political commentary for radio and newspaper for several years. He is host and proprietor of the Small Government Alliance, which serves as the latest outlet for his editorial work.
John Ryan John is a writer living in Lake Orion, Michgian.
Kaethie Schwager  Katy, an especially proud and conscientious American, is a resident of  Sterling Heights and active in the German Club (The Carpathia Club, Inc.) in the Detroit area.
Matt Simon Matt is a Free State Early Mover, and chairman of
Dave Spencer Mr. Spencer is a design engineer, writer and recorder of music, Sixties’ channeler, and single ‘international man of intrigue’ currently residing in the Walled Lake, Michigan, area of North America, Planet Earth.
Maria (Hercher) Struck Maria R. (Hercher) Struck, was born in Germany and came to the United  States as a Displaced Person with her parents, brother and three sisters following World War II. The family settled in Detroit’s East side among a multi-ethnic community. Maria currently works for MSU’s College of Human Medicine. Although she does tackle social issues periodically, writing about  her family’s experiences as immigrants is a rewarding hobby that gives her great satisfaction. She truly believes that ‘the pen is mightier than the sword,’ and has written a few short stories, as well as opinion pieces for her local newspaper.
Small Government Center Michael Cloud and Carla Howell lead the organization that has sponsored many initiatives in Massachusetts and led the national and international movement for small government.
Rev. Steve Thompson Reverend Thompson is the executive director of Michigan NORML,
Benzonia, MI
Perry Willis Perry is communications director for Downsize DC.
James Wilson James is executive cook and bottle washer at Downsize DC.
John Worster Former mixologist to ” Freedom Rider and Friends,” and former proprietor of the best ‘realistic pizza’ place in Michigan:
Cottage Inn Gourmet Pizza Emporium in Waterford, Michigan
. [John bit the dust on the pizza business several months ago, but still hangs in Michigan and shares his salt-of-the-earth humor with CC on occasion.] John’s own words from the Alcatraz Psycho
:”I don’t know what you could add to my profile. ‘Unemployed at the moment. Seems to always do the wrong thing in every situation on purpose for the sake of laughter.’ I am kind of like the three stooges: Incredibly awesome but can only be taken in small doses. Here is a good quote: When I saw that Shakespeare in the park, the witches tell Macbeth something that he repeats in the play: ‘No man born of woman shall have power over me.’ Short but profound. Bye for now.”
Vaccination Choice Vac ChoiceThe national organization supporting freedom of choice in vaccination programs against the medical cartels is National Vaccination Information Center (NVIC). I’m familiar with a local group of freedom fighters—Melanie Streeter, Eileen Landes, and Dawn Richardson—who lead the effort in the Free State: NH Coalition for Vaccination Choice (VacChoiceNH). If you love children and you love life, you’ll get a lot of satisfaction by helping out.
Will White Born in Detroit in 1950, residing in Okemos, Michigan, serving in appointed positions on local Downtown Development Authorities and Economic Development Corporation, Former Congressional Candidate in Michigan’s 8th District,  current candidate for Meridian Township Board of Trustees. web site:
Brian Wright Proprietor, main contributor, and chief bottle washer at the Coffee Coaster. Professional services page. Brian is also the author of three monographs describing the early 21st century libertarian experience: There Must Be Some Mistake, regarding the high cost of the drug war, New Pilgrim Chronicles, diary of a year in the Free State (New Hampshire), and the Sacred Nonaggression Principle, revealing the fundamental tool—apotheosis of the simple nonaggression principle—for reclaiming humanity from the “alien space lizards and the pod people.”
Rose Wright Former news editor, political activist, and owner of a leading PR firm in southeast Michigan, Rose is a Professional Journalist (SPJ/SDX) and active participant in the mid-Michigan humanistic-freedom community. She’s currently a Michigan Supreme Court docent, ESL tutor, and mentor to “at risk” kids. Contact her via this site at
Steven Zimberg Steven is the founder of an organization devoted to “promoting the well being of the group without sacrificing the significance of the individual.” He is also an advocate of Austrian economics and a market analyst, who graduated from Hillsdale College in Economics and Business Administration. He lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan.
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  1. Brian, I just discovered your fine review of “What about gods?” Thank you for that! t was great to remember the good old days in Michigan. I think you will interested to know of the just published followup –finally–to “What about gods?” Info follows. I would be glad to send you a review copy if you let me know an address. My email address is

    “What to Think About: Philosophy for a Thoughtful Younger Generation,” by Chris Brockman is up on Amazon. Brockman uses his own definition of philosophy as a “systematic study of who I am, what’s out there, and what should I do about it,“ to arrive at suggestions for things to think about. Each chapter ends with scenarios and questions challenging the reader to think. This book is “written from a humanist perspective,” and may offend some religious sensibilities. It is recommended for young adults. Chris Brockman is the author of the classic of religious skepticism for children “What about gods?”

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