Admittedly a bit of an esoteric title, but in this post I’m talking about something that sent me on a tirade at home this morning after finding out last night the latest shock to my system: Amazon Prime Music opening up all 100 million songs … Continue readingBite the Apple, Escape the Amazon Jungle?
There are some days it strikes me that I’m always kinda excluded, like the people I know and who act like they like me, and even tell me to my face that they’re my friend, will all chat up each other in their little sociable … Continue readingWelcome to the Desert of the Weird
You know, sometimes a thing happens to me that causes me to shake my head and go “Good god, man, why didn’t you pay more attention to your own advice?”. Well, today’s example is my glowing praise for corticosteroids; cortisone is called “the wonder drug” … Continue readingThe Wonder Drug Scores Again?
You know, it’s kinda horrifying to pore over job boards and career options, and it dawns on you more and more each time you look at them that you would earn more per hour by just going freelance using the skills you already have than … Continue readingThe $100 an Hour Rule?
I’ve been feeling so restless lately for some reason. Maybe it’s impatience for autumn to begin; the hot weather pattern where I live has broken, and some of the earliest signs of summer’s end are here. Maybe it’s impatience for me to get my bachelor’s … Continue readingIn Restless Repose
“Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt for so small a thing? So small a thing!” Boromir said when lamenting the great import of the One Ring. I might say the same about an artifact far less … Continue readingSo Much Fear and Doubt For So Small A Paper
You wouldn’t know it to look at this blog or my Twitter feed, but I’ve had a bit of a hard week, and while stewing in my own resentment, as I’m wont to do, I’ve been giving some thought to privilege in our society, and … Continue readingHold Fast the Dream
Maybe I shouldn’t take so many of these restful days where I don’t go out, because I ended up looking up real estate listings again. Even in low-cost-of-living cities a home of decent caliber in a decent area (nothing great or luxe, mind you, just … Continue readingThe Heir Abides?
It strikes me that most people in love, sex, romance, and family formation choose much the same path they do in investing: putting all their eggs into the medium-risk medium-reward basket. What if that was the very worst strategy you could possibly choose? What if … Continue readingAntifragility in Love and Life
Looking at what anything (a house, a car, a lifestyle…) I actually like costs, it’s just horrifying. I’m in that frustrating financial bracket where I’ve got enough wealth to make working a normal job I dislike not worthwhile, but not enough to provide anything more … Continue readingAll My Little Dreamlets