- Those Who Came Before
- Country Poems
- Early Days
- These Days
- Those I've Met
- The Rest Of The Story
- IT Rising
- Long Road Home
- Knee-Jerk Chronicles
- Joint Ventures
The Knee-Jerk Chronicles
The term "knee-jerk" can be defined as an impulsive action or reaction. Synonyms include the following : impulsive, automatic, spontaneous, instinctive, mechanical, unthinking, hasty, rash, reckless, impetuous. Knee-jerk comments and reactions to issues of politics, religion, race, and economics are frequently made in a manner that is best described under this term.
What follows is a series of articles that begins with a satirical description of an event that almost cost me my life and inspired me to write the following essays.
All of these essays have first been published by the Matanuska Valley Frontiersman in (usually) abbreviated form.
Start here - Freedom Also Rises
|Freedom Also Rises||Workin' for the 'Guv - the DOPOR Years||The Wind From The Right||Make A Separate Peace|
|Smedley's War||Historical Fiscal Cliffs||When The Levy Breaks||Grace And The Forgotten Man|