Author Archives: Kevin

FIRE.153 AWE-some

As a teenager in the 80s, many things stick into your core— into your expanding nature, and your nurture—just as anyone teenager’s decade.  But I never realized such a simple connection existed between terminology and its definition over the past 40 years. While traveling (driving) around the Pacific Northwest area I listened to a LOT …Read More

FIRE.152 Anything

Somehow along the way I’ve become encircled with gratitude. While I do take the moments after reaching my first-morning consciousness to take some breathes and appreciate my morning/day/life, I also have other gratitude times. I know, I know, again with my “commute,” but when I’m sitting in my spa, or on my patio each—and every—morning …Read More

FIRE.151 SNAKE Surprise

I went for my desert trail run a few days ago—like I do every week—and it was great.  I started a little earlier than normal, about 7:30am.  It was still cool out, probably in the upper 70s.  I didn’t have a lot of energy so I was careful to make sure I lifted my feet …Read More

FIRE.150 FIRE Time Travel

FIRE allows me time freedom, or more specifically, schetchle freedom. Let me continue to expound on my travels—post Palo Alto Tech Bro observation. Much like a wanderer but with a more defined route, I sketched out a 2 or 3-week road trip.  This trip was quite honestly one that had been on my ToDo list …Read More

FIRE.149 6 yrs

I noticed I’ve been typing these random thoughts for 6 years.  I wonder, why do I bother doing this?  Why!?  The interesting answer is, I don’t know why.  I never really think about that.  I just see my MS Word document and find a topic thought, I then finish up one of those dozens of …Read More

FIRE.148 I know, I know, a Tech Bro?

I have an observation today that is far from my normal thoughts—it’s even geographically distant. I was able to take a long “schetchled” trip driving the west coast from San Francisco to Portland.  I’ll write more about that next time.  Today’s thought came about before I even arrived in San Francisco. Being a tech guy—apparently, …Read More

FIRE.147 Wait! Net Worth…Weight?

I’ve learned a lot in my life and I love that I keep learning.  Over the past few years, I’ve realized my learning has often shifted from tactical/functional learning to more often being thought-provoking and even possibly philosophical (scary!) learning. One thing that has always been clear to me is that setting a goal and …Read More

FIRE.146 20/20 Vision

I was thinking about the wise people that say it’s a great idea to spend time with people who are 20-years older than you, as well as 20-years younger than you—or something to that effect. Think about that for a few minutes.  You most likely spend time with people that are very close to your …Read More