It’s Always More Clowns and Jokers

It’s everyday. The stupidest, most indoctrinated, hold themselves up as pinnacles of virtue. “Smart” phones and social media accounts have given every moron-nobody-at all on the planet A VOICE!!! That’s “democracy” for you. A dive to the least common denominator bottom. And he who is not sufficiently courageous to defend his soul — don’t let…Read More

A Father’s Day Golf Story and France

Dr. Michael Eades requires no introduction here, since the various goods and bads of my friendship with him goes back 12 years now when he was introducing his Sous Vide Supreme and there're many posts on this blog over those years. I'm an avid reader of his new endeavor, The Arrow. It's a weekly newsletter by email he started close to six months ago—which is easy to know, since he just put out #24 last…Read More

Richard Nikoley and Noah Revoy Discuss

I’m not much of a consumer of long video interviews and discussions. I’ve seen I think 2 Joe Rogan shows, the one with Taubes and Guyenet, and the one where journalist Tim Pool roasts Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (“Osama bin Jack”). So since I’m not much of a consumer of them myself, I always feel…Read More

Ok So What’s Next?

Back when I was a kid, my dad was a painting contractor. There were different masks for different materials; and also, how the materials would be applied, and whether in an enclosed space or more open.Think about those elements without thinking of politicized mandates. What sort of things come to mind? Perhaps if you’re brushing…Read More

My Random Quick Takes #8 — Covid-19 Edition

1. No point vaccinating those who’ve had COVID-19: Findings of Cleveland Clinic study Scientists from the Cleveland Clinic, USA, have recently evaluated the effectiveness of coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19) vaccination among individuals with or without a history of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.The study findings reveal that individuals with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection do not get additional benefits from vaccination, indicating that COVID-19 vaccines should be prioritized to individuals without prior infection. The…Read More

I Got Stuck In A Rut

The good thing for me is that these occasional ruts are good for me. It's not the first time and will not be the last. It happens out of the blue, when I find myself wondering what the fuck I'm doing. And ironically, it comes about six weeks since I made the radical move to turn this into a Members' blog after 18 years of publicly-available content. I was prepared at the outset to call…Read More

I’m Sending My Two Thai Girls to Private School

I began life in the village—Amphoe Khukhan, Ban Laem Thong—just over a year ago, arriving May 16, 2020, after an 18-hour drive from Chiang Mai. I did not intend to stay very long. Frankly, I was escaping. When I got to Thailand January 16, I had zero idea that the world was about to be turned on its head. Within two months, everything was fucked. My flight to Vietnam got cancelled, everything was Dominoes going…Read More