This is the second half of a long article of mine which was published in a literary journal last year. It’s the story of an urban oasis of wild things and how I think about places like this – seeing opportunity rather than wasteland. (Part one Here) Migratory birds rest and feed […]Read more "Libertarian Park Part 2"
“Libertarian Park” is a long-read article of mine that was published late last year in the literary journal Confrontation. It’s a Pittsburgh story with broader implications, I think; presented here in 2 parts. Chalfant Run seeps to the forest floor in a tangle of underbrush between blocks of planned housing in east Pittsburgh. […]Read more "Libertarian Park Part 1"
WikiparX is, foremost, a reflection of me, Cedric Keith. I’ve thought throughout my life about starting an outdoor business and about just what kind of a business that should be. My first foray into this realm was the selling of my own flies (fly fishing lures) beginning at about the age of […]Read more "Announcing WikiparX"
During the long hikes recounted in The Dying Fish, I discovered that I was a libertarian. I can’t really say that I discovered a love of liberty though – that had always been a part of me. It’s amazing how your world view changes when you place liberty at the top of your values heirarchy. […]Read more "Free to Flourish"
This is an excerpt from an article I’m working on for publication. This should be enough to show where my thinking’s running on something fairly theoretical. . Sometimes the most complex, thorough sets of facts and figures miss their mark, and miss the point. It’s an important element of libertarian theory that touches […]Read more "Just Something I’ve Been Thinking About"
How do you deal with change? This question addresses one of the most fundamental partitions among humans, I think. During my long walks through the eastern mountains, recounted in The Dying Fish, I became painfully aware that, really, it was all change. If there are others who think I’m right about this, then it seems […]Read more "Warming to Change"
All the world, it seems, is abuzz with political ideas and energy this winter, most of this stemming from a recent presidential inauguration. I’d like to keep my website out of the cheap day-to-day political fights that rage across the media, social and otherwise, but it’s probably the right time to make some kind of […]Read more "Trump: Friend or Foe to Libertarians?"
My book begins on a long official hiking trail (one of the longest) but ends with a protagonist who wanders off to find his own trails through the wildest places, no longer hoping to find a path blazed for himself. The places I value most are the ones I found myself. I begin with a […]Read more "In Praise of Accidental Parks"
Those of you who’ve followed me for a while have run into the term “libertarian environmentalism” once or twice. It’s a school of thought you may not have encountered anywhere before, maybe because I invented it. Well, I’d like to think I invented it but I’ve been learning about others championing this same cause since […]Read more "Renewal for Liberty and the Environment"
In Pennsylvania, trout season is upon us, or will be on Saturday the sixteenth. It’s all about tradition here in the Keystone State, I guess. It’s the time of year at which the state of Pennsylvania fires off a sort of starting gun and hordes of men and boys with fishing tackle descend on the […]Read more "Where the Wild Fish Are."