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Priorities

Bruce Willis was paid $115 million for one movie. One movie – “The Sixth Sense.” Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln are paid a million dollars each per episode for a television show called “The Walking Dead.” Yes, per episode. According to Forbe’s magazine, Taylor Swift made $185 million in 2019 from album sales, the tail end […]

Is The Less Traveled Path Also a Dead End?

For quite some time I have not been allowed to hit the ‘like’ button or leave a comment on most of the blog sites I read. For some reason, on a few of the sites I am able to. I haven’t been able to discern any particular difference between the two groups. I’m also unable […]

Beauty & Menace: The Perils of Rugged Mountain Life (Part Three)

Beauty & Menace: The Perils of Rugged Mountain Life (Part Three)

Snakes & Scorpions of South Yungas, Bolivia Introduction: I moved from New York to Bolivia in February 2020. It’s been quite an adventure. Having come dangerously close to stepping on a rattlesnake while living in South Yungas, Bolivia, I decided to research just how dangerous a rattlesnake bite can be. I found the subject so […]

Beauty & Menace: The Perils of Rugged Mountain Life (Part Two)

Life Happens I grew up in New York and though I’ve traveled a bit over the years, I’ve rarely been outside the United States. I once spent five weeks in Colombia, but other than that, the only foreign country I’d been to is Canada. So my move to Bolivia with my wife and cat, Louie, […]

Reality Dictionary: trumpist

trumpist (trûm’pist)  (noun): a person who denies his or her compassion, intelligence, dignity and decency in order to join a group or organization designed to increase and normalize fear, anger, hatred, intolerance and indecency in a society;  drawn together by professional propagandists to direct attention away from attacks on democracy through a slow, deliberate erosion […]

Beauty & Menace: The Perils of Rugged Mountain Life (Part One)

You Take My Breath Away I was struggling to survive the ravages of Capitalism for a few years in my home country of the United States and decided to make the formidable move to another continent. I moved to La Paz, Bolivia in February of 2020. Bolivia seemed to have more Socialism and less Capitalism […]

Parasites & Idiots: Ignorance, Blind Loyalty and Obedience Can Be A Deadly Combination

Kentucky, USA: coal miners are in danger of contracting black lung disease and many are forced to travel more than 100 miles for proper medical attention. Families have tried escaping from the ever-present coal dust that permeates the area and causes severe respiratory illnesses by moving away, but end up unable to afford homes in […]

A Warning From Frank Herbert

A warning from the brilliant author Frank Herbert about following the greed-induced insanity of Capitalism: “You cannot go on forever stealing what you need without regard to those who come after.” Yes, it’s insane to gamble the existence of the entire species simply because you figure you’ll be dead before the consequences of your actions […]

The Wisdom Of Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks, much more than just a comedian…

The Megalomanaical Miscreant? Misogynistic Madman? Monstrous Maniac?

I came up with a silly word game and it was so much fun I decided to post the result. I wrote something about the U.S.’s glorious leader and tried to use as many words as possible that start with the same letter. This is what I came up with: A matrix of misused, moronic […]