FIRE.112 AC/BC

How will you be After Covid (AC)?  How is your life different—better—than Before Covid (BC)? Most of us long for the return to a (mostly) BC lifestyle.  A life where we can go places and be around people without the concern of a possible deadly virus lurking nearby waiting to attach to our cells. Most …Read More

FIRE.111 IF Lockdown…

IF locked down, how would you voluntarily change your routine, yourself? I decided to experiment right BC.  That’s Before Covid.  I tried a random eating schedule starting at the beginning of March, a couple of weeks before lockdown.  I decided to try this hip Intermittent Fasting thing—“program”—and see IF I noticed anything.  I thought I …Read More

FIRE.110 Aging out….50!

So this year I left my 40s. I left the decade of being “not really that old yet.”  Of course, being 40-something is NOTHING like being 30-something.  Yet, being 40-something still gives you a little sense that much of the world lies ahead.  After completing your 50th year, you realize in every way you are …Read More

FIRE.109 FIRE Summattire

As the temperatures rose during our quarantine/lockdown it became apparent—for some reason— that clothing options for the hot FIRE season could be anything I chose for the moment.  More specifically, there were very, very limited activities outside the home requiring full public dressing. The interesting item of clothing seemed to be the “zoom shirt” required …Read More

FIRE.108 Your Butterfly after Isolation

How will you emerge from your time inside, your lockdown isolation, your quarantine, your cocoon? Did you/are you growing yourself (and your family) into something beautiful upon emergence?  I sure hope you are not the opposite—sitting around depressed at what you cannot do.  Instead look at the opportunities that have arisen while in lockdown: The …Read More

FIRE.107 OShRE

After spending so much time hanging out with FI geared people I feel like the Financial Independence and self-accountability strategy is common and held by many strong people.  I’ve told my story about my FIRE day and how I gave my job to a 63-year-old co-worker who was laid off the previous year.  How they …Read More