This was mostly something I did on Facebook, and will likely not post as a separate blog entry. But since there are 3 posts I wanted to put them in one place.
This is all regarding #metoo, and sexual harassment and assault. Continue reading “The #MeToo Posts”
I attended a short Burning Man this year – the event runs from Sunday until the following Monday (Labor Day), but I arrived around 1am Tuesday morning and left Thursday afternoon. I was camped with Red Nose District, right next … Continue reading Burning Man 2017
Inspired by a single post on Facebook, I’ve decided to make this the running list of improvements I think every libertarian conference should make. Note: Some conferences do these things already. These things may apply to non-libertarian conferences. I know there’s a lot to be thinking about when putting together a conference, and this is not an inclusive list – it is simply something I notice lacking in some conferences because I’m lucky enough to attend over a dozen every year. 1. Double-sided badges. If you’ve got people’s names in a clear envelope on a lanyard, please make it double-sided. … Continue reading The Libertarian Conference Improvement List
“I don’t want to say that there’s One True Libertarian parenting style. I’m not even a parent, so plenty of people think I’m disqualified from having an opinion, despite the fact that I have been a child and well aware of my own mind, desires, and agency. I’ve also been a nanny to an incredibly self-possessed child I am honored to still influence as she grows. But I am a libertarian, and I do think that the way I was raised makes my understanding of the principles of self-ownership and non-aggression tremendously engrained in how I reflect on the world, … Continue reading Childhood & Self-Ownership: Is There A Libertarian Way to Parent?
“My last living grandparent died a year ago, on August 28, 2015. My father’s mother. Constance Jacqueline Bouchard Erickson. We called her “Grammy”.She was 83. I don’t have a happy memory to share, really. I last saw my Grammy when I was about eight or nine years old. I don’t remember much except the smell of cigarettes and particular sensations, like the feeling of the upholstery of her couch and the way her voice touched my ears.” Read more at Taste it Twice. Continue reading To Grammy…
Marc Clair & I discussed my upbringing by libertarian parents, my frustrations with libertarian contrarianism, and more. Links can be found on Lions of Liberty, but I’m including the podcast YouTube video (just audio) here: Continue reading What’s It Like to Grow Up Libertarian? Avens O’Brien on Lions of Liberty!
It was suggested that I should answer this question presented by FEE.org. “My mother and father sparked my interest in Liberty… …I’m profoundly grateful that I never even needed a spark – I was born within the flames of Liberty, and I’ve been trying to warm the world ever since.” Read more at FEE.org. Continue reading What Sparked Your Interest in Liberty?