Quick Note

Regular readers: you'll note there is now a 1-5-star rating widget at the end of each post. May I ask that from here out, you take the micro-second to give my your gut, visceral reaction. Don't be afraid to issue a 1, a 5, or anything in-between.

It's all about you, now, and this will help me focus on what you like the best. Also associated with this widget is the "most popular posts" thingy to the right, just under the search function. As you all rate posts, other readers will be directed to what you believe is the most worthwhile.

Also, there's a poll on the right sidebar, so feel free to indicate your top two types of posts.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More


  1. Kyle Bennett on October 3, 2008 at 14:43

    Actually, I didn't notice it, because I'm using NoScript. Your site now has scripts from nine different domains besides your own and typepad, and, as a rule, I take a very conservative approach to approving them. Which domain does the rating widget come from, so I can enable it?

  2. Richard Nikoley on October 3, 2008 at 14:57


    That would be 'outbrain.'

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