Apocalypse Jenga

It seems that this year, 2020, has become like a long game of Apocalypse Jenga.  From the beginning of the year, all the way to the present and with each passing month, a new block representing a catastrophic event is pulled from the increasingly teetering tower of the world.  In January we may have narrowly … More Apocalypse Jenga

Which Rooster Market?

In September 2000 I was a young seaman serving in the United States Navy.  While at my training command in Florida the Navy offered me the chance to become a linguist and attend the military’s language school, the Defense Language Institute, or DLI.  I gladly accepted the offer, and returned to California where I would … More Which Rooster Market?

Foolin’ In Doolin

“Two people got blown off the Cliffs this year so far,” the bus driver informed the nearby passenger who had asked about the Cliffs of Moher.  Our bus from Dublin to Doolin was nearing its destination, and with that, the famous Cliffs of Moher.  “In fact, two to three people usually die each year because … More Foolin’ In Doolin

Remember To Live

We are living in historic times.  The world has necessarily shut down and everyone is sheltering in place as we try to beat the Coronavirus into submission.  When historians and archaeologists look back on this era, they will undoubtedly conclude that what human civilization valued above everything else, was a clean butthole.  Future scholars five … More Remember To Live