Visit my homepage. I am a polymath and a rōnin scholar with interests in many areas, including political science, economics, history, and philosophy. I've been writing about all of these topics, and others, for the past two decades.
I live in Goshen, a semi-rural town, in Orange County New York. Technically the town is a suburb of New York City. But it's a lot more peaceful than NYC generally is. Maybe peaceful isn't the right word for it. There's been a name for this town, that's stuck around for many decades: "slow motion Goshen." Even the village itself is slow. But I live outside the village, so there aren't too many buildings in the area.
I watch a lot of anime. It's a diverse genre with many different art forms, covering just about every kind of story that people have conceived, from comedy and slice of life, to psychological horror. Anime isn't just for children. Indeed, many anime, including some very interesting, though quite disturbing, horror shows, would probably leave a child scarred.
Spices are wonderful additions to any cocktail bar. They make useful garnishes, but they can be part of the base flavor of a cocktail as well. One spice that I always have on hand is the long pepper. This relative of black pepper has a distinct sweet aroma and flavor, and adds a unique touch to cocktails.
I do a decent amount of investing. And I'll look into any service that streamlines the process. I recently decided to start a new experiment and I wanted to tell my readers a little about it.
I'm somewhat of an introvert, but I like being able to go out if and when I choose to do so. Not being in control of my environment is what troubles me the most. That's why I like bars. I can choose how social I want to be. If I want to strike up a conversation with someone at the bar, it's usually pretty easy to do. Most people are willing to chat with others who are sitting near them. I'm not sure why. There's just something more communal about sitting at a bar.
Modern technology has made the world's economies more global than ever before. As a result, we're very much dependent on each other for our survival. To an extent, socioeconomic interdependence is a good thing. It helps foster peace. It also creates a more efficient economy, in general. But there are some down sides.
COVID-19 is changing how we live our lives. It's done so in an extreme way. But we should always be concerned about the threat of infections that surround us. Unfortunately, to this day, there is no reasonable general purpose reporting system in place to help us make decisions to avoid these threats. Why not? Does it make sense that in an era of data availability that the population must remain generally ignorant about the level of risk from infectious diseases?
Dear Readers, I hope that you'll allow me to do some venting. While I'll admit that even I was blindsided by the timing of the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm really not at all surprised that it happened. I was expecting something like it. Hell, I'm still expecting something far worse. I've warned about such things for some time, and I've written about my warnings here and elsewhere.