Lela Markham

Fairbanks, Alaska

I write several genres -- fantasy, dystopian, young adult, and (as a blogger) philosophy, politics, and theology. Everything non-fiction I write is a work of opinion -- mine. People can agree with me or disagree with me; they can even agree with me partially and argue the finer points. That's how liberty works. In the market place of ideas, we all get to shoot our mouths off and try to influence each other. There is truth and the truth can set us free, if we will let it. Dogma - scientific, religious, political --rarely leads to truth. I'm a born again evangelical Christian. Accept my faith or don't. I know how it works out in the end and your opinion about God's non-existence won't impress Him much. To me, a dogma is something an "expert" sets forth and you take in unexamined and unchallenged, which is very definitely NOT how I came to the Lord. You want to argue it? Go for it. Politically, I'm all over the map -- a non-partisan in the conservative end of the wading pool, but with libertarian and anarchist leanings. I like the US Constitution and think we ought to dust it off and read it sometime, maybe even start following it again. My allegiance to Alaska comes before my American citizenship. I share this in common with other esteemed Americans like John Adams. Don't expect me to wave the American flag, because America as she is now is not even close to what she ought to be. Want to argue it? Go for it. Nothing I write should ever be construed as promoting violence toward others. Although I have strong opinions that sometimes may encourage out-of-the- box thinking and energetic action, I am calling for non-violent reform, not blood in the streets -- EVER. If your idea of intelligence is walking in lock-step with "the experts" or a political party or a rigid ideology, you probably won't agree with me. That's okay. Just keep the duct tape handy and try not to get any brain matter on the screen.

  • Work
    • Lela Markham Publications
  • Education
    • Lathrop High School
    • University of Alaska Fairbanks