Posts Tagged ‘America’

  • 4th of July and the Nature of Independence

    4th of July and the Nature of Independence

    July 3rd, 2014 | Fourth of July | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Independence is autonomy. It is the freedom to govern yourself and to rely upon your own independent judgment. Independence is the freedom to express your own individuality. But what, finally, is freedom? Freedom, in its most fundamental form, has only one meaning: it is the omission of force. Freedom is the absence of compulsion. It […]

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  • The Truckdriver

    The Truckdriver

    December 26th, 2011 | Poetry | journalpulp | 8 Comments

    The trucker who lives next door is seldom home. He’s a long-haul trucker, he’s over-the-road. He earns good money and does not spend. There’s something ascetical about him, something well read and wise. He’s forty. His hair is long. He wears jeans and combat boots. Sallow and haggard, his face is handsome nevertheless. His willowy […]

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