Author Archives: Michael Wigle

About Michael Wigle

I am a servant of Christ who is married and has two children. For employment, I am the IT Manager and the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. I also have a wide variety of interests from economics to politics to caving.

Comparing the Candidates

Choosing a President, not a Dictator What is the role of the President of the United States? According to the White House web site (https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/executive-branch), the following are the roles of the President of the United States: Under Article II … Continue reading

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Gary Johnson for President of the United States

What is a Libertarian? Hi. My name is Michael, and I’m a Libertarian. I say it like that because it almost feels as big a stigma as admitting I’m an alcoholic. There are some pretty strange ideas about what a … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Abbey – April 2016

The Teaching I don’t generally attend the Saturday morning teachings offered by the monks. In the past I have found them to be a bit too “theoretical” and amorphous for use in daily life. Sometimes there was even far more … Continue reading

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Thoughts From the Abbey – February, 2014

The Arrival This trip was different from the beginning. As I approached the Abbey I felt like a runner at the end of a long distance marathon. It took every last bit of strength I had to arrive and I … Continue reading

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What Do You Have To Hide?

Since the 9/11 airline hijackings and subsequent deaths we have seen a significant change in people’s willingness to give up freedoms for security. We have been warned over and over again how dangerous and elusive this threat is. Two huge … Continue reading

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48 Hours Off-Grid

Background My wife and I have been interested in emergency preparedness for quite some time. She is a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps (although currently inactive) and I’m an Amateur Radio Operator (though I haven’t had a great deal … Continue reading

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Death, Guns, and Perspective

I have been hearing a great deal of talk about gun control, gun violence, and gun rights lately. It got me wondering what some of the real statistics were and how it fit in with the rest of life. I … Continue reading

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