Category «Musings»

MotorPsyche Diaries Part 5

MEDITATION Last week some guys with a digger turned up, and begun tearing up the road next to my apartment block.  One would assume they’ve been contracted to do this given that they’ve spent several days creating various sized holes and trenches, and no one has stopped them. Are they searching for buried treasure, I …

MotorPsyche Diaries Part 4

A violent purge of thoughts down the toilet of life.   Scammed Good news, everyone – I got scammed. While getting scammed is objectively not a reason for celebration, I’ve chosen to turn the episode into a valuable learning experience.  Because as far as I can see, it’s either that, or spend my days feeling …

Beginner Hitchhiking In Macedonia

No, you’ve got it all wrong.  This is not the “inevitable” hobofication of Before Your Job Kills You.  Don’t listen to those “top financial analysts” that have been all over the news lately, claiming that BYJKY is neither solvent, nor anything resembling the leading media enterprise it claims to be.  They’re wrong, I tell ya’. …

Preachy New Year Wisdom Post

As a millennial know-it-all blogger that sometimes reads books, and listens to podcasts, and reads blogs of other know-it-all bloggers, and consequently has life all figured out, I’d be remiss to not end this spectacular shit-fest of a year with a smattering of wisdom. On a personal level, it was a year of great changes.  I moved to Thailand …

Sleigh-thaew Diaries NUMBER THREE

Gratitude   Gratitude is one of those concepts that people with a vague participation in the world of self-development, like to riff on. “I’m practicing Gratitude!”, they say.  Except, are you actually doing the practicing part? ARE YOU? To me, gratitude is something you either feel DEEP inside your guts, or is otherwise just a lazy self-affirmation …

Songthaew Diaries 1

Songthaew Diaries is a NEW feature, borne out of necessity rather than ingenuity. Writing long-ass theme-driven posts filled with quips is fun, but also time-consuming.  They require structure, and structure is hell for me. So this is the void, in between. It’s mostly me talking to myself in the back of a red van.  I …

Before Your Job Kills You

If I had a penny for every time I’ve heard someone say “I want to quit my job and travel the world!”, I’d have a megaton of useless post-Brexit pennies, that no shop or bank would want any part of. What most of these people really mean is, ‘I hate my job’, or ‘I hate my life’, …