The Time I Met a Sex Worker at a Coffee Shop

One thing I enjoy is a nice cup of coffee. Luckily there is a cafe close to where I am living in Newtown. For those of you who don’t know, Newtown is a vibrant enclave of Sydney with lots of colorful characters. I have been going to this cafe for coffee and breakfast for the […]

Australia Update: My Life as an Immigrant

I’ve been in Australia for nearly three months now. The way things have gone are very different than the way I imagined how they would go. When I first got here my plan was to hang out in Sydney for a week, then go and visit some friends up north near Newcastle and Coffs Harbor, […]

My Valentine’s Day: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride

There are two things I really love: people and Vegas. After several trips to Vegas with friends, they began calling me the “set man.” This is because I talk to everyone at the pool. I am usually wearing a speedo or mankini. The girls really seem to love this, mostly because they are amused. The […]

The Rasmuson Ransom: How I got a $700 Million Endowment to Buy Websites From Me

We have all heard the stories about companies or organizations that accidentally let their domains lapse, which are then immediately purchased by someone who demands a ransom. This has happened to the Dallas Cowboys, Microsoft and even Google. But what about companies or organizations who don’t own the obvious domain names that they should? Most […]

Man Down in Durango – This Really Happened

We all have that crazy friend who makes us a little nervous when they party. Usually I am that guy, but I have one of them too. His name is Anton and he is Russian. This story took place in June of 2015. I was going back to New Mexico to see my parents. I […]

Lions and Tigers and BEARS, oh my!

Australia sure does have their fair share of weird animals, but no lions or tigers or bears. Contrary to the name, the koala is not a bear, it is a marsupial. Some of the bizarre animals include the kangaroo, emu, platypus, as well as all kinds of snakes and spiders. But many Aussies sure do […]

Soccer in Sydney, Jeff Style

So one thing happens when you travel a lot, are very outgoing and love people, you meet lots of new people and enjoy lots of adventures. How I came to watch my first soccer game in Sydney was no exception. First some background and then the story. Background Ten years ago while traveling throughout Europe, […]

First Russian girl in Sydney

I love a lot of things, Russian girls are definitely one of them. I dated some Russian girls while living in Alaska and made a lot of Russian friends there. I have spent a lot of time in Russia, Ukraine and many former Soviet Republics. I managed to learn to speak Russian during all of […]