Ted’s essays

losing it

Over the last couple of years, my mealtime portions shrunk significantly, seconds stopped and most of my lovely, wonderful carbohydrates have been cut back dramatically to a shadow of their former, joyous selves. But relentlessly, month-by-month, my aging metabolism has reduced my inspiration to burn the necessary calories that would keep my waistline contained in my pants utilizing only the size I want to wear. Couple that with a digital scale that is pretty-darn merciless in explaining loud and clear what the mirror has been trying to tell me. It was the scale that finally, well, tipped the scale. The dang thing tried to warn me off, but I wouldn’t listen. Finally it screamed, 199.5. Oh no! THAT WILL […]

capped the dude

Shortly after I switched from a ’63 Porsche hardtop to a topless ’56 Porsche Speedster, I tripped over a street merchant in San Francisco who was hawking his hand-made caps. It was a bit more than I could justify spending, but an elk-hide Greek fisherman’s cap fit my head, needs and desires so well that it went home with me. It became “The Speedster Hat”. It lived in The Speedster and rode on my head summer, winter, rain and shine. That was 20 years of fitting my head, and everything else I could want in a hat. I sold the Speedster to finance my escape from California to Idaho. I had no intention of including The Hat in the transaction, […]

postcard from Conner

December 22nd view outside our cabin window… lest I forget that our world is a beautiful place.

serenity prayer

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. I am real strong on the courage part, but do seem to need constant work on the other two. I am working on them this month. – Ted

Linked in + Twitter

The Internet and social media are great equalizers in politics, among other information fields. Today I got around to reviewing and updating my Linked in profile information. It is a whole lot more relevant than it was, and I think gives a good overview of what I am trying to accomplish by running for Montana Governor. Linked-In summary of Ted Dunlap I am looking up at our Big Skies and seeing environmental “engineering” that needs to be researched, vetted or condemned by Montana agencies. I see a pharmaceutical-prison industrial complex being fed by prohibition that has long-past proven worse than counter-productive. My campaign focuses on those two issues. Montanans who want to say those are important to them merely need […]

dangerous man

“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost invariably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And if he is not romantic personally, he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.” — H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic

soaring

I have had dreams where I could fly. Not the supersonic or hypersonic way Superman did, but effortless travel in all directions including vertical. During them I was always amazed that the only thing holding me back had been my inability to believe I could. And that turned out to be how they ended as well. Even knowing I had just flown, I could not get off the ground because the belief was no longer strong enough. In the waking world I have had a large number, more a continuous stream, of similar situations. Knowing I could do something, or get something done, got it done. I have worked alongside many powerful men. Gym-strong guys who could easily lift […]

this site under reconstruction

This website has served many years for political and personal communication. I am now officially the Libertarian candidate for Montana Governor. As you might imagine, it will take a little time to transition this website back into a political one. Meanwhile, you can view a mix of both Ted Dunlaps. Most likely, the big political focus for Montana will be on the upcoming Republican and Democrat party primaries. I will work to provide a clear choice in November for liberty lovers.