If you don't want to think, sorry. Blame Beth. (See? I told you I'd get even for that crazy uncle comment... :P )
As I told you in my last post, I've met some wide and varied people in my young life. (What? Oh, shut up...) You all know I rarely drop names or titles here, occasionally I have, but only for what I consider good reasons. I wouldn't be telling you about this guy either, but he told me I could. Fact is, that's the only way people learn about him is through word of mouth.
You see... he's a private businessman. He doesn't advertise, nor does he actively recruit strangers. No, he relies on people contacting him. So...
Meet George Gordon
George is a most interesting fellow. He was born and raised in California, but spent a lot of time in Boise. That's where he started to think for himself. One thing led to another, which led to another, and another, and...
He knows a lot of stuff. That's how he makes his living now. He teaches people like me what he knows. For a fee of course, but hey, he's entitled to it. Just looking at him, you can see that something's not average. Browse his website and you'll find that he's a peculiar fellow. He prices his classes in gold coin. How many folks do you know like that? He's the first I've ever met. As a sidenote, he showed me my first gold coin. Let me tell you what... they sure are pretty, and there's an intrinsic attraction that you can't describe, but I digress...
Anyway, George is not politically correct. And if he hasn't offended you yet, just wait. He's still getting around to it. But you know what? He doesn't care. He just reports what he's learned, and if that offends you, well... you don't have to listen.
He's said a lot of things to me over the years that have gone against my upbringing, but he always told me that if I can prove him wrong, he'll change, but if I can't, perhaps I should. It's a fair deal, and dangit... the scales are still tipped in his favor.
George is the guy that taught me how to be a pro se litigant. How that's gonna work out, I can't tell you. But we'll all learn together I suppose.
Go ahead and go to the link above, then you too can learn if you're a practicing communist (it's in the essays section). I'll bet you are. I was. I didn't think so and didn't want to be, but I was. I'm working on changing that.
Now George also has a radio program that he hosts. Most of his programs are archived on his website and I've become a regular listener. I've actually started getting up earlier than I ever used to and listen to one of his programs every morning. That's probably the best way to get acquainted. They're full of information, but of course he tells you some things to entice you into taking his classes. A fair exchange. If I had to pay for everything I've learned from him, it'd be far more.
I've listened to a lot of them. It's put a serious crimp in my TV viewing time. Of all the nerve...
But if you're interested, and have a few hours to spare, I suggest you start with this one
. It's a series entitled Freedom.
Here's the rest of the series: two
I'll quit there. You can go to his archives and listen to more if you want to. But I will say this, if that doesn't explain how I've become the crazy uncle, well... you'll never understand. ;)