About Me

Depends on who you ask…

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Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Silicon Valley in 2011 and The Bronx in 2013, where I remain today. (Update, July 2016: Moved to Minnesota. Will be here for a few years. Hope to move back to Cleveland after.) (Update, July 2018: Doing a one year stretch in Houston, TX starting in June 2019. With any luck, after that, I’ll be heading back to Cleveland.)

I’m a conservatarian introvert (INFJ) who has navigated life like an extrovert while quietly compelled by near-constant observation and thought. The time came as encouraged by those I trust most, foremost my wonderful wife who frequently challenges me on issues and encourages me to raise the bars of diplomacy and rhetoric, to start writing about some of it.

Having watched my legally blind-since-birth mom raise 5 kids without letting us get a handicap pass for the family car let alone cutting any other corners en route to becoming the “productive members of society” she demanded of us, I became inspired by the merit of individual liberty as exemplified in her shining, no excuses example.

Having watched others many years my elder mercilessly mock my apolitical mom and dad’s incidentally conservative and purposefully Christian values, I became aware at a very young age of the left’s capacity for artful, hurtful and ultimately misguided attacks — and well-armed to defend against them.

In the beginning I hated bullies more than I loved politics, but eventually began to see the symbiosis that often exists between them.

My political and social inspiration exists primarily today, in order, as follows…

  1. Advancing Liberty and its inherent ‘moral good’
  2. Mitigating the racial and identity-based division and disparity that create so much destruction across the US
  3. Combating Democrats and the institutional left (mainstream media, Hollywood, academia) that impede #1 while perpetuating #2

If you disagree with the ideas you find here, then by all means challenge me. I’d look forward to it.

All that remains is to get started, and a good place to do that might be the first-ever-written post, aptly named Love Breeds Accountability.

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NOTE: I don’t advertise or make a dime off of this website, and I never will or want to. I’m here solely to communicate what I believe are important and often uncharted ideas and insights. The second I start giving any deference to making money off of it, the integrity and quality will suffer. So my promise to those who honor me with their time is that I’ll never do that. Any ads you see are from WordPress, who I pay $18.00 per year to host it. 


For the three year anniversary of this website (9/7/18), I wrote a piece that provides a little more insight in to what the name — Love Breeds Accountability — means. You can read that here.

16 comments

  1. I want to know where you have had your “Love breeds accountability” published. You have done a fantastic job of showing the correlation of “victim mentality” to “becoming a victim”. Though I’m afraid that many with less education are not going to understand one of the major areas…. When you begin showing that identify of “self” becomes secondary to identity with the “victimized group”, some may erroneously think that you are CONFIRMING their plight rather than just stating the steps that such thinking will carry you down to the single-parent home & anger/victimization. I hope I have been somewhat clear in what I just said! lol I loved the article and believe it should receive a lot more attention! Good job!

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    • Thanks very much for your positive feedback. I write everything here at LoveBreedsAccountability.com. Some others re-post my pieces on their own sites, but it hasn’t been formally ‘published’ anywhere besides right here where it originates. I started on 9/7/15 with a post called – wait for it – “Love Breeds Accountability” haha. Less than 3 months later there are close to 90 posts. Some are much better than others, but in each is some heavy thinking that I truly believe can help our nation progress and unite if only our more amplified voices on the right (GOP, conservative media, non-profits, etc) would spend less time elevating themselves and each other…and more time considering ideas that come from beyond their insiders-only clique. I will never advertise here and am not interested in making a living doing this. I simply want these fresh ideas to get visibility because I believe they can truly make a positive difference in many individuals’ lives and for our nation in general. And yes, your concern/critique made sense! My stuff is very cerebral and I know many who have the victim mentality will misconstrue my ideas as validation of their own. But it’s their “leaders” I really want to challenge, and push back on…so that they are exposed as frauds, misinformed and/or both. And if I can inspire or inform a few leftists in the grassroots along the way, I’ll take it. But again, my stuff is pretty heavy/cerebral and I also think that’s a big reason it doesn’t register with many on “my side” of the aisle; the right. As noted in one of my posts, I’m here less to preach to already-faithful conservative choirs — and more to challenge the establishment left who oppose us, while hopefully engaging and educating the recreationally-engaged left who don’t know us. Onward! Take care.

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  2. I appreciate your brutal honesty. Somebody has to tell the truth and shoot straight in regards to the over hyped media push about covid 19. I have no fear of the virus, but I fear the over reaction of people. If we are not careful, it will be a self fulfilled prophesy of doom.

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know I appreciate your opinions and website. Prayerful hopes for wisdom and courage and health and prosperity to you and yours.

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    • I try not to broadcast it because I can’t afford to have the liberal mob track me down and get me fired from my job. I do this — writing, this website — for passion and duty. Not for income. But I still have to feed my family which is why, unfortunately in today’s world, that means having to protect my identity from the leftists who would love to hurt me. But I’ve shared my name a few times and in a few places across this website and since you asked, I’ll gladly do so here again. My name is Hrand Tookman.

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  4. Someone forwarded your blog post to me on “Your mask is making you meaner” and it is the best article I have seen anywhere. I have followed this Corona Virus situation very closely myself and concur with everything you have to say. Right now,we are being controlled by the media who is driving this hysteria and fear for two reasons. One is to sell more ad time from people watching their lies and the other is to get Trump out of office by convincing people that he personally is responsible for it. I have never responded to a blog post in my life but was compelled to tell you that yours is a great post, you are a great writer, and your website is well constructed. I have a similar one and could use some tips from you.

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