Week 1 Report On No Alcohol For Me (Video)

It’s actually day 10 at the time of this writing, but the video was recorded some hours after completing the absolute ease of the first week—effortless compared to previous excursions down this path. I’ve been contemplating all of the elements that contribute to this, some of which are mentioned. A glaring one that has not…Read More

The Weaponized Fed State Police (FBI) Secret-Surprise Raid on Mar-O-Lago

Time for some politics. As much as I try to avoid the daily lies lies lies from almost all sources, this is one that has signs of cutting through all the lies...it's that unprecedented and insane. This is primarily a written piece, along with a short video to introduce it and some of the background I'll cover, along with brief commentary on the raid and its implications. How Black Jesus squandered an opportunity and turned…Read More

“Alcoholic” is a meaningless, stigmatizing term serving moneyed interests

Short intro here, and the video is only 11 minutes. Alcoholic and alcoholism are abjectly bullshit terms that serve a nefarious purpose There’s an objective, fundamental, helpful, measured and scaled way to describe adverse issues with alcohol consumption This requires zero clinical diagnoses, no doctors, armies of counselors and helpers, or anything else except your…Read More

Update on my Abstaining from Alcohol to Cure Loss of Appetite

It's only 4 days in, but as I explain in the video, I've done this rodeo before but this time is remarkably different—a cinch. I explain in the video just why that most likely is, and it may offer good clues to those considering a trial run or a permanent thing. The first few days is the hardest. This time, it's just not hard at all. And my approach is remarkably unconventional. So much so…Read More

Rant: William J. Beck III aka Billy Beck

This is to preface the video of the same title embedded below. Many readers won’t know who Billy Beck is, so this is for object-lesson purposes and plain old entertainment sure to have you rolling. Plus, it’s a stone-cold sober rant, not an inebriated one. Let me know which you prefer. Some of the old-timers…Read More

Drop Alcohol and Work Out to Cure Loss of Appetite

At 7 Months I began digging into this loss of appetite thing that I previously posted about. Good idea to check out that post and watch the video as a prerequisite to this. With suggestions from a couple of kind folks I began digging. That turned up a lot of possibilities but the ones that seemed the easiest to implement were dropping alcohol and working out, then see if the appetite begins to return. So,…Read More

“Grooming” New Bar Girls In Thailand

This is a gloriously racy post. It's primarily contained within a video anyone can watch, but I'm putting all my commentary about the experience, and a pornographic image behind the paywall. Paid members only. To expound upon that video, it's about me going out last night and having two serendipitous experiences at two bars with two brand new bar girls who just started. In the first, it was a meetup for a second time with…Read More

I don’t like food anymore

I’m jumping ahead by a video. I’ve recently been doing a lot of videos in order to boost my YouTube Channel into the monetization realm, which is where they share their ad revenue. Getting there requires subscribers and watch hours. If you’d like to help a guy out, subscribe to my channel and watch my…Read More

I Did A Great Harm—My Recompense

I did an awful thing and then endeavored to correct it. And I did so. I’m not saying 1 word more about it. You will have to watch the whole video if interested. I’m not even dropping a clue. Utter evil, then redemption.Read More

Pool Rant and Back to America?

It’s a good watch, not too long. And it’s from the pool, which always puts me in a good mood. Watch, you’ll see. There is an audio issue, again, but I was able to use iMovie to mostly fix it. I figured out the source, this time. It’s the inexpensive Redmi (or Xiaomi) Android phone.…Read More

Mistaken For Richard Gere

You’ll have to watch long enough into the video to get what the title is about. Funny. Two days ago when I made my last video, partially in that same pool, I met a Thai woman, Nina, and her family. Not just any Thai woman. What a life. World traveller, including 17 of the 50…Read More

The Banality of Good and Evil

In 1961 Hannah Arendt wrote for The New Yorker. Can one do evil without being evil? This was the puzzling question that the philosopher Hannah Arendt grappled with when she reported for The New Yorker in 1961 on the war crimes trial of Adolph Eichmann, the Nazi operative responsible for organising the transportation of millions of Jews and others to various...…Read More

Are You Worse Off With The Internet?

I tried something new today. For a couple of days I’ve been thinking about that theme. On the large, of course we’re better off with the Internet, but it’s not the right tool for the job for everything. Sometimes, you really do need to put down the damn phone, look people in the eye, and…Read More

Medium’s Partner Program and Idiocracy

This is my first post since since April of 2018. Recently, while traipsing around Thailand doing charity stuff, I got wind of Medium’s Partner Program where—unlike a direct subscription—it pays you based on a share of members’ reading time of your posts. Basically. That sounds cool to me. Somewhat like the YouTube monetization model, it puts the onus upon you to create stuff folks want to consume…early and often. There are requirements to apply for…Read More