Over 70 years ago, Roman “Slim” Sarwark moved from South Bend, Indiana to Phoenix, Arizona to convalesce after he lost a lung to tuberculosis. His doctors didn’t give him much chance to live for many more years. Slim started Sarwark Motor Sales in 1942, selling one or two cars at a time. His hard work […]
Today is my last day as a Deputy State Public Defender. Over the last five years, I have fought beside some of the best people I’ve ever met to defend the indigent accused. I’ve had the honor of saving men from living the rest of their lives in a cage. I’ve experienced the pain of
Blogging here has been kind of light. I ran for and was elected Chair of the Libertarian National Committee over the last weekend in June. It’s going to be a busy two years. From the official press release: Delegates to the 2014 Libertarian Party National Convention in Columbus, Ohio, elected Nicholas Sarwark of Colorado to
The Libertarian Party national convention will be held in Columbus, Ohio June 26-29. I have announced my candidacy for Chair of the Libertarian National Committee and hope to lead the party to growth and success as we go into the 2016 election cycle. If you can attend the convention, please come out and support me.
“Follow your passion and the money will come.” How many people have been given this advice when deciding what to study in school, whether to take a job, and whether to quit a job to do something else? It turns out that it’s terrible advice. That’s the thesis of “So Good They Can’t Ignore You:
It’s hard to be an atheist around Christmas sometimes. As we are reminded, often loudly, Jesus is the reason for the season. But I, like many atheists, enjoy Christmas for all of the beauty it brings unrelated to religion. Singing songs, spending time with family, loving each other. Tim Minchin, whose work I have mentioned
There are only two ways to improve your financial situation. You can bring in more money or you can stop spending as much money. In my quest to do the latter, I read The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheeseby Brian J. O’Connor.
When you do “knowledge work” for a living, there’s an inherent frustration in not creating something concrete from your efforts. Negotiating a case, reading cases to prepare a brief or a motion, appearing in court, all of these things have value to a client, but the value does not manifest itself as a thing you
I have a lot of t-shirts. They’re kind of like a scrapbook of places I’ve been and things I did over the last 20 years. The problem with a lot of t-shirts is that they get crumpled and jammed in to make them fit, making it hard to find the right one, popping the hardboard
Back in March, when the Washington Post was leading the preseason charge to pressure the Redskins to change their name, I wrote a short post suggesting the team shouldn’t change the name, making two main points: (1) the word “redskin” is no longer commonly used to refer to Native American people at all, and (2)