Roger M. Kaye
A retired physicist reinvented as thriller novels writer

Live Free

Wait - But For How Long? (Free to Use Photo by Kelly L from Pexels)

This blog is dedicated to the many anti-vaxxers who, of their own free choice, are no longer with us.

We must fight all attempts to control our lives. I am sure that most readers will join me in my demand to live free. Although I am as green as the next man, as a matter of principle I stop at green traffic lights and go when they change to red. I will not let some government busybody decide what colours should mean. And, of course, I decide on which side of the road to drive. To show that I am a free man, I vary from the left side to the right as the fancy takes me. Sometimes I drive straight down the middle. And I find it easier to concentrate on driving if I ignore the forests of road signs and irritating instructions, all designed to confuse the unwary motorist. In any case, most signs are incomprehensible and I couldn’t obey them even if I wanted to.

I stop at a gas station. To avoid confusing my readers from different sides of the Atlantic, let me say that the station sells both gas and gas. Isn’t that a gas? Luckily this gas is no laughing matter.

Yes, I am a free man. I even have my own currency. To avoid depleting the Earth’s dwindling resources, I do not use any metals, precious or otherwise. No, my money is made from environmentally friendly cardboard. But I do follow the methods of government-controlled banks. Just like the Dollar, my money is worth what I say it is worth.

As usual, I have trouble getting out of the local supermarket. The guard on the door tries to stop me pushing my heavily laden trolley past the check-out counter. “The Best Things In Life Are Free”, I tell him “and these steaks are the best I’ve seen all week.” He can’t find a fault in my argument and meekly steps aside. In any case, I am not going to pay for food which is essential for life on Earth. Where would humanity be if we all had to pay to stay alive?

We should all follow the words of General John Stark – “Live Free Or Die”. General Stark, a New Hampshire soldier in the American Revolutionary War, used these famous words in a toast given in July 1809. Although he was probably not thinking of supermarkets, his words are just as true today as then.

About the Author
The author has been living in Rehovot since making Aliya in 1970. A retired physicist, he divides his time between writing adventure novels, getting his sometimes unorthodox views on the world into print, and working in his garden. An enthusiastic skier and world traveller, the author has visited many countries. His first novels "Snow Job - a Len Palmer Mystery" and "Not My Job – a Second Len Palmer Mystery" are published for Amazon Kindle. The author is currently working on the third Len Palmer Mystery - "Do Your Job".