Passing of the Torch: New Editor

Passing of the Torch: New Editor

MANCHESTER – I’m thrilled to announce that Shire Liberty News has a new Editor in Chief: longtime SLN contributor Carla Gericke! Carla’s credentials as both a New Hampshire liberty activist, and as a writer, are hard to beat. She is the President of the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence; the former President of the Free […]

My Big Fat Liberty Family

Issue #? – Sunday, July 5, 2015 by Sandy Pierre May 26th marked the ten-year anniversary of my moving to New Hampshire as a participant in the Free State Project.  I’m a bit abashed to admit that, aside from a short Facebook post on the subject, I haven’t yet marked the occasion in any particular […]

The Contraband Fatty French Meat Caper

Issue #38 – Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Sandy Pierre I checked out of my hotel in the morning, skipping breakfast, as I only had a few Canadian dollars left and needed to save a few to tip the parking garage valet. On my way out of Montreal, I stopped at a grocery store, one […]

Sticks and Stones

Issue #34 – Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Sandy Pierre Sticks and stones may break my bones But words will never hurt me American kids learn this rhyme early on. (Do other cultures have a comparable nursery rhyme? I’d be interested to find out.)  I just looked up Sticks and Stones on Wikipedia. Interestingly, it […]

Liberty Forum FTW!!

Issue #30 – Thursday, March 12, 2015 By Sandy Pierre I’ve attended all of the Free State Project’s eight New Hampshire Liberty Forums (yes, I know that technically the plural of “forum” is “fora”; I’m using the vernacular intentionally, deal with it). I helped to organize the first one, and put together the printed program […]

Are You An Activist?

Issue #26 – Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 By Sandy Pierre I have long considered myself to be a liberty activist.  And as someone who lives in New Hampshire and interacts with other Free State Project early movers on a regular basis, many of the people in my social circle consider themselves to be activists as […]

I Married an Alien

Issue #17 – Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 By Sandy Pierre I Married an Alien: Or How I Found Love, Libertarianism, and a Shotgun Wedding, Courtesy of Uncle Sam Dec. 31, 1999 – Millennium Eve: I was holed up in my apartment, nursing a bad cold and surrounded by a mountain of freeze-dried food, a water-filtration kit, […]

How to Define Freedom

Issue #13 – Thursday, August 14, 2014 By Sandy Pierre As I mentioned in my last essay, I’ve recently begun to practice meditation. It’s hard to tell if I’m doing it right. So far I haven’t noticed any particular mental or physical change. I’ve been following a recorded audio instruction course, and oddly, the topic of […]

The Sound of Silence – On Meditation and Libertarianism

Issue #9 – Thursday, July 17, 2014 By Sandy Pierre I’m currently learning about meditation.  It’s something I’ve tried a few times in the past but always quickly gave up.  It’s not that I find it boring, or difficult to quiet my mind.  I can actually do that fairly easily. It’s more an emotional thing. […]

Don’t Call Me Voluntaryist

Issue #5 – Thursday, June 19, 2014 By Sandy Pierre I’ve been pondering the concept of voluntaryism for a couple of years now, trying to wrap my head around it. I’ve observed some New Hampshire liberty activists whose form of activism seems to center around acting as if the State does not exist. They refer […]