I did a tourism! part 5 [photo-dump]

Here are some more pictures from Summer 2020, this time from Thessaloniki. I didn’t get a lot of great shots here, as I spent most of my time walking around nostalgically.

S*lF-eMpLoYmEnT – The Ugly

This is the last entry in a Sergio Leone of posts on the subject of Self-employment. I have mentioned some of the virtues and vices of self-employment, and also had a nod to the internet charlatans who promote it. For this final post, I want to mention some of the straight existential dread that can…

S*lF-eMpLoYmEnT – The Bad

Inspiration for this blog comes from many places. Part of it is the pure catharsis of trying to recodify the events of my life in as comical a way as possible. Considering how awful life can be sometimes (all of it, not just my own), little actual work needs to be done. The initial inspiration…

Self Employment – a metapost

Since beginning to write this post, the first part in the series on Self-employment was posted. An interesting thing happened. That post received more likes than any other post I have ever done. Which is strange, because it got fewer views than almost any other post I have ever done. Something here doesn’t add up….

I did a tourism! part 4 [photo-dump]

Man, this series has no end! I really took a lot of photos this past summer. All of these are continuations from my trip to Ioannina in northern Greece.

Self employment: The Good

I realize that I am not always the best human being walking the globe. I don’t expect to be. Frankly, I done alright with my mediocrity. But there are at times moments when I realize that everyone is reacting to something and I seem to be reacting in a very different way. My first dose…

When your principles fail, part 3: a new phone.

Before we get onto the meat and potatoes of this story, let’s time travel very briefly to 2017 when I was still living in China. My phone began to act… wonky. That’s about the best description I have of what it was doing1. I couldn’t explain why, I couldn’t give you specifics as to what…

2020 as an inverse of China

2020 was a hell of a year, wasn’t it? I am sure everyone reading this had about as good a time as I had. We can look at this in a positive light – for the most part (yes, you can think of some exceptions. I know that I can) it was a very equalizing…

December Music Challenge 2020

Week 49 Red Hot Chili Peppers  – Freaky Styley Right. I didn’t love the first RHCP I listened to this year. I certainly don’t remember it very well here at the year’s end. But while I was researching that album, I saw that RHCP had an album produced by George Clinton. George Clinton is my…

…happy new year…

Happy new year to whomever is reading this. Ha. A warm blanket and a comforting drink to whomever is reading this. I can’t expect anyone is doing well. 2020 was a horrible year for me, and I imagine it was for everyone else as well. I am exhausted. I have been exhausted for months. I…

Leaving Chalkida

I’ve finally figured it out. For years now I have been saying that I just do not fall prey to nostalgia. I react to the mere mentions of things like high school reunions with a dead, thousand yard stare and a look of utter confusing, expressing my disbelief that anyone could think such an idea…