Why live here?

When I left Italy in 2010, I had been living here for about 5 years straight. I came back briefly in 2012, but it didn’t work because the economy was tanking and my employers stopped paying me when they got hit with a fine for tax evasion. It was ultimately for the best, as I…

Advice I cannot follow – Failures in Polymathy – Part 2

This is a continuation of last weeks post. I recommend you read that first, as this follows from that. But I am the type of idiot that feels like these problems can be solved with enough reflection and thought. To go into this, I need to bring up another anecdote from my past. When I…

Advice I cannot follow – Failures in Polymathy

I think I am an addict. Or at least, that’s a part of my personality that shouldn’t be ignored. One of the things I realized when I quit smoking was that I had a hard time with finality. I didn’t want there to be a ‘last cigarette’. There was too much finality in that, and…

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…

Only an idiot would like this post

IMPORTANT NOTICE #2 After about a month of this post still getting likes despite my asking not, I went a head and changed the title so the clapping seals of WordPress go ahead and fuck off. IMPORTANT NOTICE This post is quickly becoming my most popular. Which is heartbreaking, because this was pretty low effort…

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…