Author Archives: Brad Nelson

Brad Nelson

About Brad Nelson

I like books, nature, politics, old movies, Ronald Reagan (you get sort of a three-fer with that one), and the founding ideals of this country. We are the Shining City on the Hill — or ought to be. However, our land has been poisoned by Utopian aspirations and feel-good bromides. Both have replaced wisdom and facts.

Vitchelo V800 Headlamp

by Brad Nelson11/29/15

I’m trying to do a little catching up with the techie devices, large or small, that I’ve acquired over the last year or so. An LED headlamp for hiking was one of those acquisitions. More » • (1436 views)

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Secular Spaces (said like Sylvester the cat)

by Brad Nelson11/13/15

First, allow me a bit of drama. Whether it was standing for an hour or not having had lunch or dinner, I left a school board meeting last night feeling somewhat spiritually ill. Picture Dr. Smith from Lost in Space lamenting, “Oh, the pain.” More » • (1177 views)

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Win Big Money…Maybe a Ha’penny

by Brad Nelson11/10/15

Christmas is coming early this year by mandate of your beloved Editor. So don’t fight it. Just think of me as the equivalent of a campus mob who demands adherence to groupthink. What can I say? The Left always said that conservatives have an authoritarian streak. More » • (465 views)

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

by Brad Nelson11/7/15

You can tongue-lash me all you’d like about bringing Christmas too early. In the malls it starts before Halloween; Thanksgiving becomes an afterthought. More » • (741 views)

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The Day My Goldfish Died

RonNby Brad Nelson7/27/15
I want to introduce another one of Ron’s songs to you. This is his newest. This is not just his little brother talking, but I think this is first-rate. (Right or wrong, when am I not objective?) And his singing is splendid on this…smooth, expressive. More » • (828 views)

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The Quagmire of Reason in Moral Thinking

by Brad Nelson10/31/15

An okay article by James Arlandson got me to thinking (always dangerous) again about the moral state of humanity out there. The many thin and not particularly thoughtful libertarian replies to his article are not reason to be optimistic. More » • (603 views)

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Writer Seminar

by Brad Nelson10/18/15

I’ll grant that there is a bit of presumption in the following. I’m no great writer (certainly not notorious). But just as a great marriage counselor need not necessarily be married, one can make general observations on good writing without being Shakespeare. More » • (528 views)

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The Evil of the Left

by Brad Nelson10/2/15

Fox News (home of the journalistic tramp, Megyn Kelly) reports that: More » • (842 views)

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GOP Debate #2

by Brad Nelson9/16/15

CNN will be airing tonight’s debate presumably starting at 6 and 8 ET. The varsity debate will include (listed with their qualifying poll numbers): More » • (2483 views)

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All Things Trump

by Brad Nelson8/12/15

The official position here at StubbornThings is to insist on a formula that ensures we don’t get rope-a-doped — either by Trumpism or the Establishment Republicans. For every one criticism of Trump, there should be two of the Establishment Republicans, and four of the Left (particularly Hillary). More » • (3035 views)

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by Brad Nelson9/2/15

“Do liberals just write about it or do they do it? Conservatism is useless if we just write about it and don’t do anything.” — a paraphrase of what Rush Limbaugh just said on his radio program this morning. He can talk faster than I can type. More » • (1163 views)

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The Seven Deadly Sins Symposium

by Brad Nelson8/28/15

Because I haven’t been able to gain traction on any other subject, and because there does seem to be interesting in this topic from at least four people or so, I’m polling now for committed participants. More » • (1806 views)

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