Jeff Minick

Jeff Minick

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Jeff Minick is a free-lance writer and teacher living in Front Royal, Virginia. He may be found online at jeffminick.com.

Recent blog posts by this author

Forced Organ Harvesting: Extreme Wickedness or Simply the Modern Way?

Every once in a while, a news story pops up that should break our hearts. That, or make us retch. The Guardian recently reported that an independent commission concluded that China continues to harvest organs from political prisoners and...

America: Still the Land of Hope

"In times of change and danger when there is a quicksand of fear under men’s reasoning, a sense of continuity with generations gone before can stretch like a lifetime across the scary present and get us past that idiot delusion of the exceptional....

An Open Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives

Dear Members of the House of Representatives, I hope this letter finds you in fine fettle. This is a first for me. I’ve never written an open letter. Usually celebrities, politicians, and academics compose and deliver these missives, often...

The Greatest – and Least Acknowledged – Educational System in the World

Google “America’s best institutions for learning,” and all sorts of websites leap to the screen. There’s “America’s Top College List” from Forbes. “America’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners” is another. “Best Universities in the United States” is a...

A Balm for Our Pain: The Power of Words

Some time ago, my life collapsed like a building under a wrecking ball, a device of my own creation. As I sifted through the debris of those ruins, my sustenance came from the love of some family members, the comfort of two loyal friends, and the...

The Power of 'Just a Note'

Recently my son and his family traveled to the beach, so I came into town to keep an eye on their house, cat, and dog. Finding the key, I opened the basement door and went inside. On the opposite wall the large dry-erase board proclaimed “WELCOME...

The Bedford Boys: A Time for Remembrance and Gratitude

Thursday, June 6th, 2019, brings the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the massive assault on occupied France by Allied Forces in World War II. It was the greatest seaborne invasion in military history. President Trump has gone to Britain to share...

The Consequences of an Anti-Male Culture

"I do find it sad that not more women are encouraged to embrace marriage and family. I have many single women friends, now in their mid and late 30s, who now feel the clock ticking but have all but resigned themselves to being alone for the...

Debunking Seven Persistent Myths About Homeschoolers

In the last fifty years, homeschooling in the United States has grown from a tiny movement composed primarily of conservative Christians and John Holt “unschoolers” to its present size of around 1.69 million students. Despite these numbers, and...

Are We Outsourcing Our Brains to Google?

“The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works — no civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth.... I feel tremendous guilt.” - Charmath Palihapitiya, former vice president...

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