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Coworkers With Benefits

“I decided I do want to have sex.” he says. Coworker sex. I started our sexual conversations with defining sex away from PIV. Because in my world that’s only one way to have sex. Coworker sex. And so when he tells me one morning that he does want to have sex, instead of jumping on Read More

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Hot Bulgarian Coworker

“What would you love?” “To kiss you.” he says.  And we do. And the yearning, aching, innocence within us claws for one another. We’re kissing, and before I know it he’s on top of me, his dick hard against me, I’m pulling at his clothing.  The world fades and there he is. Smiling. His afflictions Read More

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Amazing Discovery: My Tokyo Trip

I buy my best friend birthday presents for years without nothing in return. He moves to Tokyo to pursue his dreams of finding a Japanese wife (I mean, other dreams too, but, that’s the one that counts).  There’s a point at which he emails me in a panic because every Japanese condom he has tried Read More

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I picked up SARS-CoV-2 at Chernobyl and brought it to Auschwitz

It’s a Friday night in Krakow when I feel the first symptoms I suspect to be SARS-CoV-2. It feels like I’m about to get sick, but something is different. I feel hot, like I have an allergic reaction. Immediately, I suspect Covid. I’ve just been in Ukraine, which is experiencing a spike in the number Read More


The Things You Miss

The life of a digital nomad. The things you miss?  The seasons changing. That slow bleed of one thing into another. Growth so slow you can’t see it happening in front of you. Transitions.  In the world of nomadery, everything is episodic. There is no flow. There are other rhythms that take the place. Comparisons. Read More

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Getting into Bulgaria: Travel from Bucharest to Sofia via Paris

A week before my flight from Bucharest to Sofia on Qatar Airways, Bulgaria reclassifies Romania as a red country with regards to Covid, meaning that I will not be allowed entry. This is a flight I’ve already rescheduled once because I decided to prioritize a hot Bulgarian coworker above time spent in Bucharest. Not going Read More

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Berlin Blind Date

My Berlin blind date takes place just after my second visit to Malta, which isn’t worth writing about. Normally I would not go to Berlin just for a blind date, but in this case it is Sepehr who has, since we met, consistently suggested the idea to both me and his best friend.  I figure Read More

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Baltic Vodka and “Cognac”: The Mission Continues in the Baltic Former SSRs

Why Baltic vodka and cognac? Of course you follow my work and have noted my noble mission to try a local cognac and a local vodka in every former Soviet Socialist Republic. For a Turkmenistan heavy view of seven of those successes, see my post: Drinking with Russians and Other Bad Ideas It is on Read More


Hold For Sound: Part 5

“Hold For Sound” is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. Parts 1-4: Hold For Sound Part 1 Hold For Sound Part 2 Hold For Sound Part 3 Hold For Sound Part 4 It’s a rare cloudy day in San Diego. We stop at Food4Less to talk with Lucas and Cathy. Lucas Read More