A Random Hodgepodge Update

In This Issue, Not One Thing Related to Another: The GoFundMe and GiveSendGoI Lose ATM CardsSchool As The Covid Silver LiningDoes America Make Otherwise Identical People Stupid?Anthony Colpo Is Nothing If Not ThoroughDr. Michael Eades Reveals New Biochemistry About DiabetesRicky GervaisYahya Jammeh, President of Gambia The GoFundMe and GiveSendGoRead More

Sending $30 From NYC to a Thailand Tesco Lotus in Under a Minute for 20 Cents

This happened a few hours ago. In spite of my project to create a self-sustaining business project I cannot do alone, I'm still involved daily in the mundane needs of the family. Once it happened, I laughed and went to the pool for a while. I came back to write about it. I was prepared to write a rant... 300 or so words into it, and it was good. ...That is, the rant was vitriolic.…Read More

The Banality of Blue on Black

This is a bit tangential or a further integration on yesterday's post, Get Away From Everyone Trying To Help You. I also have a mini-update at the end about the start of my fundraiser for a family. There's a song I've been a fan of for quite some time, Blue on Black, by Kenny Wayne Shepherd. I've even blogged about it in the way past. That's 2008, so it's been a while. Hey, blue on…Read More

Get Away From Everyone Trying To Help You

This should probably be another in my paid-member series Permanent Crisis is the New Normal — Prosper Anyway. Since my heightened purpose these days is to absolutely make my fundraiser for the Thai family deliver, I'm putting everything out there publicly for a while. I've included a handy linked-image in the sidebar. I've written an update, a mini financial disclosure, at the bottom. I frankly needed to get off my ass. It's not the first…Read More

Top Gun: Maverick 2022

I unabashedly adore Tom Cruise and freely admit it. Just one and a half years my junior, he has delighted me with his filmmaking for a good portion of my life. He and Opie Taylor are perhaps my favorite filmmakers. Neither of them ever do shit films and these days, that counts for a lot. I even liked Cruise's Vanilla Sky while everyone else hated it. What a run Tom Cruise has had in every…Read More

My Interview With Ex-American Sean Ring

Most people understand what the term expat means. It's someone who lives outside of their country of citizenship, typically by choice; i.e., not particularly applicable to military or corporate employees stationed in another country. As military, I lived in Japan for five years and then France for two. It was a station, I was not an 'expat.' But now I am. An American living in Thailand. It's because I prefer living here to America. Plus,…Read More

My Swollen Labia Minora Face

Yesterday was one of about 4 Big Buddha days per year in Thailand. I dunno. It's not quite like Christmas in the west; perhaps it's more like lower-keyed Easter. Thais will make a trip to a temple, always gifts in hand...like flowers and food...for the monks and The Buddha. It's basically a showing of reverence and respect: hallmarks of civilization and culture, and theirs is older than ours. I pretty much love it. Thais do…Read More

A Fresh Look At All Cause Mortality Lately

I've annotated this chart below I grow weary of both reading about Covid and vaccines, and posting about them. Still, when something a bit novel comes along, I find it worthy to unpack it. What I'm going to do here is a TL;DR post (too long; didn't read). That is, I'm going to take a very long, complicated, stats and maths post and reduce it to the essentials so that it's easily accessible for almost…Read More

There Is No Junk Food

I typically have 2-3 posts in draft these days. Sometimes it's because ideas come in on top of each other so I want to at least write a few sentences or paragraphs to get started and not forget. Some of them are for the next in one of my posts series I'm doing. Other times I'm gung ho and either my gung or ho fizzles and I need to either get it back and finish…Read More

Elon’s Golden Helmet

There's a phrase an old friend of mine used over 30 years ago to signify what we might call bulletproof today...now reduced to the name of a silly coffee drink that makes a meaningless distinction between butter and cream. What he meant was that through swaths of history, someone comes along and changes a lot of stuff. Read on and I'll explain. It's not hard to understand. ...Everyone is biased. It comes from one or…Read More

Trying To Zero In On T For Men

Admittedly, this hasn't been the greatest blazing post-series I've done. It's curious to me why it hasn't been. Perhaps it's because I find so much of the bro-science wanting. There's only a single post to the series so far since the hook intro: What Caused My 40% Testosterone Increase? #2 — The Sexual Mind. This is the 2nd. When the series kicked off, it was on the basis of a happenstance personal finding. My free…Read More

Condom Culture To Mask Culture

It should seem obvious. Let's talk fundamentals. There is an obvious necessity for protective gear. It's all over. It ranges from stuff that guards a tender human body from radioactivity, chemicals, or biological agents...to dishwashing and cleaning gloves. There's lots in-between. So here we are in clown-car world. This, too: As the French Revolution led to communist revolutions around the world still plaguing us today—because everyone desires, most of all, to live at the expense…Read More

How Prohibition Was Done Right and Roe vs. Wade Was Done Wrong

I have this rather giddy sense that the double-edged sword of social media and global media is that people are more inclined to actually understand the issues in terms of the American civics in play. I could be wrong, and making signs and demonstrating in public is all anyone wants or needs to do. But I actually doubt it and I suspect there will be a few inquisitive traitors in their midst, eventually. My basic…Read More

Abortion, SCOTUS, Roe vs. Wade, and My Take

The leaked majority draft opinion obtained by Politico puts the US Supreme Court in a very awkward position. So awkward that if the final decision were to change to upholding Roe vs. Wade and its subsequent nods at it, then it would smell of the court being heavily influenced by potential civil and political outcomes and outcries...kinda like it did with challenges to the 2020 election. The conventional take is that the leak must have…Read More

Almost Got My Ass Kicked. Again!

Happens from time to time. It's a curious state I find myself in since living at the tip of Baja California, an hour east of Cabo San Lucas. I got cold-cocked from behind. Because words. Since then, it's a sort of moth to the flame thing. I didn't learn my lesson. From my personal perspective, the world has morphed into a curious perversion of humanity and I will not have it. I can do nothing…Read More