Two good friends are sitting on the bank of the Danube river, where after an evening of fishing they are surprised by a strange creature.
Guy de Maupassant’s “A Coward” hits me right where it hurts. It’s all about that deep need to be respected, to feel like you’re worth something. Imagine being in a situation where you’ve got to put on a brave face, or else it’s all over. One slip and you’re labeled as a loser, kicked to… Continue reading A NEET, A Coward, A Way Out
I’m boring, I don’t drink anymore. But when I did and it was 10am, it was brandy. Preferably rakija. Only the best. — Tony Hrvatska 🇭🇷🇯🇪 (@tonybalogna) August 23, 2018 This is quite possibly the greatest philosophical question of all time, and something that I will probably have to decide coming up very shortly. No,… Continue reading Should I Move To The Selo?
Almost every single extra virgin olive oil blog online will tell you to store your olive oil in a dark bottle, preferably somewhere cool with very little light. A pantry or basement will do. Look, I definitely don’t disagree. I still store most of my olive oil in the pantry (it helps when you’ve got a… Continue reading You Don’t Have To Keep Your Extra Virgin Olive Oil In A Dark Bottle
Bog obitelj (Greetings family)! Way back in December, I filled a suitcase full of extra virgin Croatian olive oil from my family farm in the Dalmatia region of Croatia. I had just quit my job and decided to visit my selo during the annual harvest in November, the month prior. I took as much olive… Continue reading Introducing Selo Oils: Premium Croatian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A son calls his mother from his studio apartment in San Francisco. She lives in the selo, back in the Old Country. Frank: Mama, iman ti nešto reć! (Mom, I’ve got something to tell you!)
There is nothing better on this Earth than an oven-roasted baby suckling pig. The following is my grandmother’s favorite traditional recipe! Let’s get started shall we? This one is short and sweet.
The Selomachean Ethics asks “How much work should a man do in life?” Should a man bool, or go hard in the paint? That, I truly believe, is the ultimate question. Selonomics, then, is the science of maximizing social status given desired work effort, or energy expenditure.
Two brothers meet after 30 years… Frank: Brate, bio je dugo! (It’s been a while, bro!)
We all die, and we all want things before we die. Some of us want to avoid things (like pain), and some or all people (NEETs suffer disproportionately from agoraphobia). But we have to use others to get those things. And others have to use us. Often, trade is good. For some, effort is externality.… Continue reading Selo Ethics #1 — Introduction: The Paradox of Work