Upon his fortieth year

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[Written in Africa]

I turned forty the other day.  Didn’t write anything about it at the time as I was too busy and not feeling well.  Now I’m still not feeling well but have a spare moment so I’ll write something.

Some people dread aging.  I don’t mind it.  My 20s were better than my teens and my 30s were better than my 20s.  Obviously this trend is unlikely to last forever, but I’m feeling pretty positive about my 40s and 50s.

Some time ago I thought: Read More

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Predicting the future

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Predicting the future is a fool’s game, but everyone has to do it.  Whenever you decide where to invest your money, what job to take, where to live, who to marry or what menu item to choose, you’re making a prediction about the future that might be totally wrong.

Lesser people than us make great sport of examining old sci-fi predictions and seeing how way off they were.  Flying cars, interstellar travel, housekeeping robots and melting ice caps.  Haw bloody haw.

Clever folk like us ought to instead examine the more fruitful field of those predictions that turned out to be correct.  Here are a few:

– In Back to the Future, about the only thing they got right was Read More

Goals fallen by the wayside

Men plan, and God laughs.

I’ve abandoned two of my goals as no longer suiting my present or future needs.  These are (a) travel and adventure, and (b) learning a language.

All of a sudden – and this happened almost overnight – I’d completely had enough of travel.  I no longer want to explore new places or discover exotic cultures.  A lot those places are smelly and fly-ridden, and so are the cultures.  After eleven years overseas I’ve just had enough.

I don’t want to return to Australia.  I just want to find a nice, comfortable place (by my low standards) and settle down there.  Get into a routine.  Focus on my other goals like Read More

The One Weird Reason Why I’m Finishing This Blog

I baited and you clicked, so let’s do this.

First, the blog will end in about six months.  I still have some time and some stuff I want to say, and I’m going to say it.  Mostly it will be further debauched tales and making fun of mainland Chinese.

Second, the reason is not what you think.  I promised you a weird reason, and a weird reason you shall have.

It is not because Read More

What’s Next in the War on You

 

A description of SJW problems and their implemented, planned and anticipated responses.

The problem: Men are escaping Western countries.  They are improving their financial status, sexual market value and their lifestyles by living where the grass is greener.  This is starving The Beast of fodder for women and their children through beta husbands, child support/alimony, or wealth redistributed through taxation.

The response: Men will be taxed even when they live abroad (the US already Read More