Steve Strommer

sub-editor of Polo's Bastards.

Talk to Me

“Talk to me.” my companion said in a very predictable manner. She usually says this when she feels I’m ignoring her or at the very least not paying her enough attention.

On thin air

One of the things I take great pride in with regards to my travel habits is the level to which I preplan for certain contingencies especially those which will hopefully safeguard myself and my companion in the event things suddenly go pear-bottomed.

Malaria war sitrep

It is a war for those of us who happen to spend time traveling or living in parts of the world where malaria is an issue to be not only aware of, but one to also consider when it’s implications can affect our health and welfare. Modern medicine is on our side, and is also…

Would you like flies with that?

Some things are just made for each other, or at the very least they compliment each other. They dance the dance together in a weird and at times with a dysfunctional symbiosis. At best these separate entities can compliment each other’s weaknesses or strengths. Like caviar and champagne, or chocolate and strawberries, a shot of…