. I must also credit and . I am very grateful to both of them for encouraging me to launch this blog!

I also extend my most sincere thanks to those who provided assistance and/or inspiration for this blog:

The folks at , Pastor Hale Anderson, the staff of magazine, Ben and Angela, Ragnar Benson, Bill Bonner and the editors at The , Bill the Mark 4 Ferreteer in Wisconsin, Bob The Soap Maker, , “Buckshot Bruce” and the staff at , , James Cameron, Ammon Campbell, , Dr. Bruce Clayton, , Cordy and John in Zimbabwe, the staff of , , the late Jonathan Davis, Debbie, John Dibari, 1/2 M.O.A. Dick in Orofino, the late Gordon Dickson, , , Ed and Yoshiko, Roland Emmerich, the late Carla Emery, Pastor Jerry Favor, , , Fred the Valmet-meister, , , , Gayle, Gene and Nathelle, the staff of , Bob and Roxanne Griswold et al at , Dr. Geri Guidetti and , , , Robert Henry at , Darrel Holland, Alan Holthaus, the staff of , , the staff of , Dean Ing, Jen and all the gang at , the late John Kofler, John the Painter, Pegleg John in Imlay, Pastor Doug Jones and the staff of , Dr. Cresson Kearney, Mark Koernke, Lance in Moscow, Mark Laughlin, John Leveron, , Marvin and The Mini Militia, , Mike and the Moparman at Stites, Mike Medintz, John Milius, The Millwright, , Marshall Motley, Nail38 in West Haven, The volunteers at , , , Dr. Jane Orient, , Paul and Miyuki, Peter in Switzerland, , Dr. Ignatius “Naish” Piazza and the staff of , , , The Really Big Range Tank man in Sandpoint, , Robie in Finland, Dr. Arthur B. Robinson and the faculty of the , , John Ross, The staff of , , Rich Saunders at , , Tom Selleck, J.J. Johnson and the staff of , , Craig R. Smith and his staff at , Stefan in Sweden, , the late Mel Tappan, Nancy Mack Tappan, Tina the S.C. clone, Dr. Kent Trembley, Vic at , , Dr. Walter E. Williams, , Kurt and Angie Wilson of , Jerry Wigutow and the crew at , , Joseph Farah and the editorial staff of , and Aaron Zelman of .
Special thanks to the retreat owners that granted me interviews and permission for publishing their profiles. Your efforts are inspirational! Keep your powder dry.
Thanks also to The Group, now sadly scattered to the four winds: Conor, Dave, Hugh, Jeff, Ken, Linda (RIP), Mary, Meg, P.K., Roland, and Scott. We are still together in spirit!


This blog is dedicated to my children。 May God grant that they grow up to enjoy the same liberty that our family has enjoyed for seven generations。