Steven Brockerman

Steven Brockerman, who has a Masters degree in English education, is the owner of WrittenWord Consulting, an education consulting company that contracts with businesses and colleges, develops 1-8 grade curriculum for the home education market and does contracted research. In addition, Mr. Brockerman has been an assistant editor of Capitalism Magazine and is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Post, Florida Today, Salt Lake City Tribune, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Bangkok Daily News, Tallahassee Democrat, Charlotte Capitalist, Mideast Newswire, Free Republic and Jerusalem Post, among others.

Victoria’s Aim

Sunk deep into the cushions of the chair, the woman listened as the ticking and the tapping composed a certain staccato rhythm, like the sound of several hammers driving nails into wood…

Abelard and the Gate of Apollo

My name is Abelard.

I was born—a birth some later called miraculous—of a dead mother. She was one of several who had died the day before, trying to flee over the Wall. I was left to die in my dead mother’s stomach; on the wet pavement; beneath coiled wire; paces from polished boots marching by.

I did not die.

He Challenged Us to Think as We Played, Part II

The nation at war in December of 1917 had no time for frivolous things. Perhaps right in their sentiments but wrong in their action, the men in the United States War Department thought it would be unpatriotic for the nation to be celebrating while American dough boys...

Jacqueline Cochran: American Athena, Part II

“I might have been born in a hovel, but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars.” —Jackie Cochran “Capacity never lacks opportunity. It cannot remain undiscovered because it is sought by too many anxious to use it.” —Jackie Cochran “Earthbound souls know...

Alfred Carlton Gilbert: He Challenged Us to Think as We Played, Part I

Hey! C'mon. I wanna show you my toys. This is my American Flyer set. It really smokes--and it has a diesel roar! Hear it? Look! There's my microscope set--and my weather station! Over there is my clock building set and next to it is my kit radio. This is my chemistry...

Ken Iverson: The Man of Steel, Part II

From Carnegie forward, American steel companies had designed each of their plants to function as a single operation; from ore refinement to blast furnace to casting, steel manufacturing was one integrated operation. As such, Big Steel in its heyday made big profits....

Ken Iverson: The Man of Steel, Part I

"Going through the [steel] plant [in 1947], we actually had to step over workers who were falling asleep there. I decided right then that I didn't ever want to work for a big steel company." *** He created the largest steel corporation in the U.S.--during a time when...

Jackie Cochran: American Athena, Part I

"[She] was a self-named, self-made phenomenon...an irresistible force."--Maryanne Bucknum Brinley, biographer "I never asked myself the question: What the heck is this gal doing out here with all these men? That never came up in my mind ... [She was] an outstanding...

America: Open Up That Golden Gate

Open, unrestricted immigration (with appropriate medical and criminal screenings as done on Ellis Island in the late 19th Century) poses no threat to the U.S. Rather, open immigration is the means for renewing the American sense of life and injecting "new blood" into...

The Killer Bug in the Space Shuttle

After both the Columbia burn-up and the Challenger explosion, some people were claiming that certain environmentalist measures taken by NASA caused or at least contributed to those disasters. Since then such claims have been thoroughly debunked--at least that's what...

Power vs. Rights

Political philosophies, if one looks at history, have been formulated to achieve one of two mutually exclusive goals: either the perpetuation of political power or the establishment of political rights. If a nation’s government has been formulated on the political...

Environmentalist Mythology, Part 2: Slicker Than Oil

“On a calm day, you can't take a boat ride [in the Gulf of Mexico] without seeing gigantic oil slicks," according to Harry Roberts, Louisiana State University marine geologist (“Oil Fields' Free Refill,” Newsday, 4/2002). Naturally, we all know—thanks to...

The Day the Earth Stood Still

One million people were there that day. They were camped out in tents on the beaches, strewn along the banks of the Indian River, gathered along highways US 1 and AIA. Every motel and private residence overflowed with visitors who had come from every state in the...

The Right to Free Speech Applies to Businessmen, Too

In 1938 Louise Rosenblatt invented what she called "Reader Response" literary analysis, which she described in a book called, Literature as Exploration. Her invention was a simple one: Readers respond to a text imaginatively, i.e., they concoct literary meaning out of...

Annihilate Israel

The U.S. State Department is scrambling to prepare for yet another Middle East peace conference between Israel and Yassar "Terrorist? Who Me?" Arafat. Secretary of State Colin Powell, who in his career as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff convinced the senior Bush...

For Self and Country: A Soldier’s Tale

I’m sitting in a C-130 Hercules—80 pounds of gear strapped to my back, 1500 feet above the ground. I can hear the Herc’s engines – a deep, unceasing, monotonous drone. I can feel their vibration – a pervasive trembling that begins outside, on the wings of the...

Innocence Discovered

Americans, we've been told by postmodern academe and a neutrally biased media, lost their innocence on September 11. Before that, we'd been told we'd lost our innocence during the Vietnam War; before that, after the Kennedy assassination; before that, after the...

 

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