How does making me helpless keep anyone else safe?
Unless you plan to attack me, of course. You weren’t planning to attack me, were you?
As a lifelong individualist and voluntarist, my philosophy can best be summarized here:
No human being has the right -- under any circumstances -- to initiate force against another human being, nor to threaten or delegate its initiation. Self defense, and the defense of others, is a basic right of all living creatures.
After a long career as a registered nurse in So. Calif, I retired in 2005 to NE Wyoming, living alone in my own log home, with good friends and neighbors all around. Biological family includes two grown sons and five grandchildren, unfortunately still in California.
In addition to writing and editing, I garden, sew, cook and bake my own bread from home ground wheat and other grains. Hobbies include identification and cultivation of wild food and herbs.
I am also a certified instructor for firearms and self defense. I carry a gun at all times.