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…

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…

When your principles fail (sort of), part 2: The Pinebook

This post is a follow up to this one. Not sure it is urgent, but if you feel confused, read that one first. *** In the previous post, I lamented my previous choice of laptop because I found it somewhat limiting and limited. It just wasn’t allowing me to do the things that I needed…

November Music Challenge 2020

Week 45 – The Coup – Sorry to bother you If you’ve actually the previous posts in this series then there are two thing I should say up front. One, this is not a repeat. I had reviewed the album ‘Sorry to Bother you’ by The Coup and the tUnE-yArDs, which was the soundtrack to…

I did a tourism! part 3 [Photo-Dump]

If it seems like all I am doing these days is vacationing, well, that isn’t exactly the case. These pictures were taken maybe a day after the pictures from my previous photo-dump. I just don’t want this to be a photography blog, largely because I am not all that good at taking pictures. But some…

October Music Challenge 2020

Week 41 Filistine – Dirty Bomb Music seems to link to memories more than other arts. I seem to link music with the person or place I first encountered it pretty heavily.  Case in point, Filistine’s album Dirty Bomb links to a classmate / roommate I had when I was doing my master’s. What’s particularly…

Week 44

(Hello! Normally this post would be a part of my music challenge series. This post is meant to be a part of this one. However, it turned into a massive rant and I decided to give it its own post. Let’s all hope it was worth it.) Week 44 Rage against the Machine – Rage…

September Music Challenge 2020

Week 36 Control Machete – Solo Para Fanaticos Whoops! Well, shit… Ok, I probably should have figured this out. I mean, my Spanish is good enough to translate Solo Para Fanaticos, so the question really becomes whether or not I would have put together that Only for Fanatics would mean ‘Greatest hits’ album. I knew…

Fortune Favors the Bold! [Photo-Dump]

In my previous photo-dump I mentioned that I had gone to Meteora. Well, the plot is a little thicker than that. The first day I got to the town just outside of Meteora in the blazing heat of noon. The hostel matron told me I would be a fool to go up to the monastaries…