I used to be Bilingual

I always find myself in linguistic disagreements with people. Oddly enough, I never have these disagreements with people who are actually Bilingual. I have been bilingual my whole life, which is to say that while there objectively was a period of my life where I could only speak one language (my mother can attest to…

Journey of a word, idiolectically understood

I had a frustration the other day. It came, like many of my frustrations, from my using Duolingo. I was reviewing a lesson focusing on ‘family’ vocabulary, and I was translating from English to Greek. I made a mistake, but the nature of the mistake annoyed me. I misread a word. Simple as that. But…

Keto doesn’t work – a follow up

I moaned previously that I get irritated when a bunch of WordPress spammers started liking a certain post of mine. They didn’t bother to read the post, but merely saw that I had posted something with ‘self-employment’ in the title and liked it hoping I would give them a follow back and like a bunch…

Keto and expertise, part 3 (I still have no idea what I am doing)

Right. The methodological framework of this post, or this blog, is that I have issues. But my issues are all epistemological issues. I don’t know, I don’t know how to know, and I am not convinced you do either. Come on a journey with me, and learn how additional information still means no god damned…

[Photo-Dump] An empty Venice

The silver lining of the past pandemic was being able to see some place while devoid of tourist. Despite having lived a significant portion of my life near/in Venice, I don’t think I ever saw it as well as I did on this trip. You’ll notice some of these pictures are a bit crocked. Part…

Can you keep a secret?

Ok, I will apologize right off of the bat. That title is pure click bait. But you likely knew that coming in, right? I mean, why the fuck would I be offering to reveal a secret here of all places. I don’t think I have uttered the words of this title in some time. As…

Education as a waste of time

I keep encountering people who think the education is a waste of time. These people have this weird divide between their own intelligence and education, a topic I have skirted around in the past, but this is a little bit different. These people think that intelligence is an inherent property of themselves, and not an…

Problems of everyday epistemology, II

This post is a continuation from a previous one, which you can find here. Whenever anyone talks about phones, planned obsolescence comes up. Some people like to think of it as a conspiracy theory, and that is a semantic discussion I would rather not have at this moment. There is a certain amount of evidence…

Problems of everyday epistemology

I get accused of being an arrogant prick a lot. That’s weird, because I largely have no confidence. On my bad days, I feel like I have no idea how to know. I have an absolute over abundance of skepticism which can be a massive problem when it comes to making life choices. This becomes…