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The Best of The Week

1. What is your name?

I am the Lightbringer, lux aeterna, Mithras, Apollo, Helios, the unconquerable sun, Sol Invictus! Also just Ryan.

2. Tell us something about you, your background, and what you've been up to lately?

Where to even start? I don't like talking about myself, honestly. Always makes me uncomfortable. Well, for starters, I'm 29 years old. I live in Florida. I have blonde hair and blue eyes. I'm an Aquarius and I like long walks on the beach. I have a degree in Political Science, which nowadays translates into "I have a degree in retail management." Unlike everyone else I knew in school -- at all levels -- I loved writing essays. I'm not bad at it either. I have been published one time in an obscure academic journal almost ten years ago. Unfortunately, writing about topics like ancient religious practices, black metal bands, Transformers, and my favorite guns isn't especially lucrative. I'll come back to what I've been up to lately toward…

I think it was last Wednesday when (much to nobody’s surprise) I decided to stop at my home away from home and wet my whistle by consuming a few beers and a shot of two of bourbon before calling it a night. Sure enough, I was greeted by the usual suspects but something in the air was different and not in a good way.

After making the usual inquiries and asking about how their day went I could see that something was amiss. Instead of the usual bitching, moaning and…

The World Passport is an alleged travel document issued by a non-governmental entity called the World Service Authority (WSA), which is the administrative arm of the World Government of World Citizens, to persons who are, in theory, advocates of free global travel and world government. It is one of several official-looking documents issued to people who either perceive statelessness as a desirable condition (but in practice find it to be a huge bother) or to people who have exhausted…