About This Blog (and its writers)

Maarten Rossaert is a pen name for an American Hyperborean who eschews trivia but embraces the trivium. He first stirred from slumber around the Waco event of 1993 but didn’t fully wake up until Sandy Hook. The pseudonym is necessary, inasmuch as his employers take a dim view of those who choose not to ignore the man behind the curtain.

Maarten Rossaert is the main character of Arthur van Schendel’s brilliant little novel The Waterman. As a young man, Maarten had a strong intuitive sense of the ways of the water that brings life—and death—to the people of the Lowlands. Maarten’s warnings of imminent flooding often went unheeded, as did his trenchant criticisms of Calvinism and the caste system of 19th-century Dutch society. He refused to participate in the pretense of “hat honor,” and so worked the dikes and polders in frigid weather with head uncovered. Having no hat to doff to passing “superiors,” Maarten insisted he could be “equally polite to everyone.”

Mark Tokarski is the real name of a real person. He spent his first 59 years in Montana, and now lives in the foothills of Denver. He worked for many years as a CPA, but his real love was history and current events, politics and reading about everything possible. In the last two years, 2016 forward, spurred by a post by Miles Mathis on the Sharon Tate “massacre,” Mark found the world opened wide before his eyes. One thing led to another to another, and you av he what you see before you, Peace of Mindful, conspiratorial claptrap to the initiated, and pure research to those who see more and deeper.

Mark is by nature a bit of a Pollyanna, and so does not claim to know the answers or the future nor to imagine that there will be some sort of awakening. He is just happy to float above it all, read about it, write about it, and otherwise live a nice life.

Steve Kelly lives in Bozeman, Montana, likes to make (painting and sculpture) art, dig around in the (flowers and veges) garden, ski, fish, hike, and has been active, working to save wild, untrammeled nature — wilderness, rivers, forests and fish and wildlife habitat, etc. — in the Northern Rockies bioregion since the late 1970’s.

Tyrone McCloskey operates a Plausibility Index in a vain attempt at keeping things in order. After getting a taste of show biz proper through his art director father, and working himself blind in the early years of MTV as an animator, he turned to the world of fine art painting and after two decades of aesthetic, and occasional financial success, he now writes and publishes his rants, screeds and satires, and occasionally posts audio and video outrages, with the unshakable conviction of someone who is not now, nor has he ever been, nor will he ever allow himself to be, put under oath.

Fauxlex is the pen name of a young man from the Midwest who once purchased a fake Rolex on the streets of NYC’s Chinatown (hence the name). He is college educated, graduating summa cum laude with a BA in Economics. An avid fossil hunter, he has built up quite a collection of Silurian era marine specimens. He will gladly debate biology with you, or anything really. He prides himself on an abnormal ability to reason and view things logically from all sides.