The Dark Side of Tourist Destinations

I've been lucky enough to be able to travel within the US. Not as much as some people. Definitely more than others. I've visited some major cities, specifically Honolulu, New Orleans, and most recently, Las Vegas. All busy, bustling cities. All filled with tourists. All with lots to do. I enjoyed each of them, but … Continue reading The Dark Side of Tourist Destinations

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I Learned a New Term Today

Today, I learned a new term today, a term that I didn't even know I needed to know - grief porn, also known as mourning sickness. Yes, I know Wiki is not a valid source, but this isn't a formal citation. Today is September 11th. For those of you outside the US, I'm not sure … Continue reading I Learned a New Term Today

They Won’t Mind If I Steal This, Right?

I often joke that they'll steal anything here that's not nailed down, because there's a crazy amount of property crime and theft here. That apparently extends to intellectual property, too, based on some very notable examples I've seen here. For the purposes of this post, it's kind of humorous, but seriously, people, you don't steal … Continue reading They Won’t Mind If I Steal This, Right?

It’s Time to Learn to Play Chess

I have no idea who said it initially, but I'd love to give credit where it's due, if someone knows. "Democrats play checkers. Republicans play chess." For those unfamiliar with the quote, it's a reference to the long-term strategy Republicans have used to take control of state legislatures and to take over DC. Trump landing … Continue reading It’s Time to Learn to Play Chess

People Will Buy the Strangest Things

One of my day jobs is working for a liquidation/wholesale business, managing online sales. One of the online avenues for that is eBay. I'm sure by now, nearly everyone has tried eBay at least once, which is how I know that people will buy ANYTHING on eBay. It's no wonder that you sometimes hear stories … Continue reading People Will Buy the Strangest Things