I am a freelance writer (synonym for “unemployable”) who has no real focus in life other than to try to describe the reality of the world around me with a touch of humor and maybe even an occasional brush with the brutal honest truth.  I love to travel, and laugh, and howl at the moon, but don’t get me started on the government, pushy people, or what we are doing to our children.

14 Responses to About

  1. John Morse says:

    Your articles are refreshing and funny Jon! Do you have a dog named Charley? Some of your adventures remind me of Travels With Charley. Travel in Eastern Europe was always interesting, where the women wear dead weasels on their heads. Have fun!

    • Jonathan says:

      Thanks, John! And congratulations! You are the first respondent to leave a comment here, so you win 10,000,000,000,000 Zimbabwean dollars. However, to collect these funds, you must first provide your bank account information to me.

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  3. Jeff McMullen says:


    this is in response to our Takimag discussion on Ukraine. Send me an email at the address below when you get the chance. I lived in Huntsville until recently and now live in Wiesbaden, Germany. I have lots of family in Baldwin County, Alabama and am related to the Coopers and Boyingtons there. My father went to Robertsdale High School. I plan on retiring there. It is God’s country. I also have a place in Gulf Shores, on Fort Morgan penninsula.

  4. Anton Chigurh says:

    OK, here I am. Let’s see if you can figure me out. That would be invaluable to me as you would be showing me the flaw so I can fix it but I do not think there are any! Good luck!

    Nice blog by the way. Also fuck the Dominican Republic!

  5. Jonathan says:

    I am not trying to “figure you out”. I have no idea how to do that. Quite the contrary. I want to know how you figured me out, and I don’t want the discussion to take place on the comment board at Taki.

    So, tell me, how do you know exactly who I am (if you do)?

    And thanks for the praise. The DR isn’t so bad, if you just want a short vacation. But not to live in, especially in the capital.

  6. Anthony Falcone says:

    Hello. I was wondering where the photo in the background, with the mountains and lake is. It looks beautiful.

  7. Jonathan says:

    That is in coastal Oregon. It’s in the northwest corner near Oceanside.

    • Anthony Falcone says:

      Thank You very much. If this is where you live, you truly blessed. I’ve enjoyed your posts and look forward to reading them in the future.

  8. Jonathan says:

    That’s not where I live now. I lived there a few months and really fell in love with the place. Of course, that was in the summertime…

  9. John Jeremiah Smith says:


    • Jonathan says:

      ? Hey JJS, I remember you from Taki. I’m banned now…no surprise that. I make no big effort to hide my identity. Several peeps from Taki do. Welcome to the site!

  10. lakeshajohnson says:

    nice page get back to me by text or email soon.

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