To Raise One’s Children: Guest Post With Connie White

I was so thrilled when I discovered one of the writers from my writing community has been raised similarly to me for a time. I loved hearing some of her story, and I'm excited to share some of it with you. Also, as a side note, my parents were also homeschooled in the '80s, and …

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“I Expected To Fail” The Story Behind My Passport

I first applied for my passport about three years ago, expecting to be denied. That's not to say I didn't plan to ever get my passport. I just thought it was a worthless pursuit. At this point in my life, I was ready to be done with the identity of "not existing" and simply apply …

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How To Ask For Permission On Your Own Terms: Obtaining a Driver’s License

Like every brainless sixteen year old, I couldn't wait to get my driver's license. Why? Maybe to see friends more often? Or maybe just to have a bit more freedom from my parents? I had nowhere I really wanted or needed to go, yet I wanted to drive very much. But, unlike many teenagers, I …

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“Choose Your Contracts Wisely”: Interview with M. C. B.

Today I am interviewing a young man who wishes to remain anonymous. He has no social security number, driver’s license, or birth certificate. But his dreams are as high and real as any other young person’s ... do you think he should be denied right to life, liberty, and property due to laws recently made? …

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Am I Basically A Mini Deranged Monarch?

I think it's time I answer exactly what a sovereign citizen is. The idea behind being a sovereign citizen sounds good. "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." …

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