an examination of free will is the newest incarnation of William O. Pate II’s longtime web journal of the same name. Hosted since 1998 at and various other places around the web, you can still find his previous writing and other work there.

This is a new, pay-to-read journey for folks interested in my thoughts on various subjects: life, politics, love, political theory, philosophy, Texas, writing, reading, publishing and the like. To get a feel for my work, visit Then, come back and subscribe for my newest work here.

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April 30, 2020
Austin, Texas, USA