Photos From Thailand, 2019

Just doing a little blog maintenance (alas, not much actual blogging…) when I happened to notice that I uploaded a few photos much earlier this year, but never pressed the publish button. Better late than never?

November 26, 2019 · 1 min · Andrew D. Anderson

Bitcoin and Freedom

It’s 7-Jan-2017. I’m showering. Bitcoin has been as volatile as a bouncy ball. And as I lather up my hair with whatever shampoo was closest, I can’t stop thinking about freedom. This is nothing new. The topic perpetually disturbs me. It wiggles its way into my mind alongside any number of other thoughts – and it proceeds to hijack all of my mental attention. The steamy water falls over my face, and I’m no longer thinking of my bitcoin roller-coaster ride....

January 7, 2017 · 5 min · Andrew D. Anderson

Hello, A

I said I was working long days, Apparently, that wasn’t your concern. Persistence was one of your ways, This, I would so shortly learn. How many messages? Only a few. Until I agreed to move it to chat… Then you almost immediately knew. Though it was too soon to say that. As for me, I was skeptical, to be frank. You seemed too good to be true. But as we talked, the deeper I sank…...

February 24, 2016 · 1 min · Andrew D. Anderson

The end of 2015; the beginning of 2016

The end of 2015 is now. So, too, is the beginning of 2016. Focusing on the latter is probably a simpler task, but I feel compelled to briefly review the year foregone. I wrote less and I drove more. I barely touched my camera. I cooked rarely and ate out often out of necessity. I made money, but I spent far more time away from home than at home. I had very little leisure time to myself....

January 1, 2016 · 1 min · Andrew D. Anderson

Reflections on Endings

You’ve probably heard the trite expression that every ending marks a new beginning. In fact, it is not true. Sometimes endings simply mark a reversion to an older way of life. A lifestyle with nothing new… in fact one quite likely more familiar than whatever was ended. This kind of an ending brings with it no excitement or novel expectations for the future. It simply restores previous expectations and shutters the recently exciting possibilities....

April 28, 2015 · 2 min · Andrew D. Anderson

destine me

There I was – twenty two and almost broke. No, it was even worse than that… I was in debt to an institution that was supposed to open minds, but excelled only at opening wallets. So I was a bit disillusioned, too. I was renting a run-down studio in the nicest part of town I could afford and painting my way right into poverty. I knew going in, although I had to constantly remind myself, that I was going to avoid the corporate rat race....

April 18, 2015 · 7 min · Andrew D. Anderson

some say they all have a vice

I am sure that you have run across a few of them, indeed, you may be one of them yourself – a person who proclaims, with complete sternness and steadfast belief – that everyone has a vice. It is, indubitably, a common enough sentiment. So, even if I have written about it before, it has been far too long – and I intend to touch upon it again. An appropriate place to start, it seems to me, is with a definition....

April 18, 2015 · 4 min · Andrew D. Anderson

soul searching

The technology was pioneered by some new-age scientist almost a century ago. The world hasn’t been the same since. What he discovered how to do was nothing short of revolutionary for the time; it changed the way people thought about mortality, morality, and the soul. It completely reinvented penal systems around the world – for the first time in the history of man and prison, consecutive life sentences actually meant something…...

April 18, 2015 · 2 min · Andrew D. Anderson

2014 - A Selection of Images

2014 has already come and gone, but I’m just getting around to adding a few pictures from that year on this site. Let me know what you think. a lesson in not using photo sharing services, this is lost

April 6, 2015 · 1 min · Andrew D. Anderson

Two Thousand and Thirteen Thoughts

I titled this post on the 31st of December, 2013. Then I saved it as an empty draft and let it sit empty for nearly three months. Such is my life. No time to write, and only a little time to plan. 2013 was a quick year. It was a year of fiscal prosperity and familial loss. My grandmother was diagnosed with liver cancer and died only a few months later....

March 24, 2014 · 1 min · Andrew D. Anderson