Medical tourism! A comparison.

One of my biggest gripes about the United States was the broken medical system. When I was last living there I was perhaps straddling the poverty line too hard, and I found myself entirely without medical insurance. As always, it is exactly when you don’t have a safety net that you realize just how sharp…

Adventures in Hemingway and Geohegan

It seems to me like we cannot help but look for meaning in our lives. That is something that is hard-wired into our DNA, and I am sure there are scientist who can explain it better than I can (a look at this is found in Yuval Noah Harari’s excellent Homo Sapiens, although I think…

I did a tourism, 6! [Photo-Dump]

These are a few odds and ends photos from my first bit of tourism in Greece. I didn’t know where to put them, so here they are.      

Speedrunning is my Sportsball

I think I have mentioned before that I don’t really get sports. I can’t stress enough how much this is not for a lack of trying. I’ve tried playing sports, I’ve tried watching them, and frankly the biggest question is which of these two activities is more seemingly pointless to me. Thankfully, I have some…

The Hot Horse Sandwich

I am reasonably sure that I mentioned, somewhere around my New Year’s post, that I would at some point start blogging every other week. That starts after this post. That’s all I really wanted to say today. Well, not to make any reader think that I made them come all this way for nothing, I…

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 SHITpost

IF YOU LIKE THIS POST, YOU ARE A MORON AND A SHEEP. I AM LITERALLY INSULTING YOU IN IT! EDIT FROM THE FUTURE: HOLY SHIT, DO PEOPLE NOT READ!? STOP LIKING THIS POST YOU IDIOTS! I THINK YOU ARE YOUR SELF-EMPLOYMENT ARE A SCAM. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Since beginning to write this post, the first part in…

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…