Author Archives: Kevin

FIRE.094 Your Friends…Your Future

Many quotes are floating around the interweb—some of the quotes even come from actual books or speakers.  The main quote I hear is Jim Rohn’s “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  That makes sense, you all get along, they are similar to you, etc etc. The quote …Read More

FIRE.093 I Can Wait

I was riding my bike today and that entails listening to podcasts and a LOT of thinking/calculating. Often I’m thinking so hard (and scanning the roadway) that I don’t pay attention to the podcast playing.  Do you ever find you are thinking and not paying attention to the sound of the TV or device playing?  …Read More

FIRE.092 Good News or Bad News?

Have you ever thought about your personality traits? I’ve learned over time to understand how I think.  I’ve been placed in situations where I come across information that I’ve had to evaluate and make a decision from. It makes me wonder how other people see situations, instances, information or crisis actions. The general questions are: …Read More

FIRE.091 Five Years in FIRE

I was just noticing my 5-year FIRE anniversary has now passed.  What a great time to celebrate my five-year-ago accomplishment. Wait.  How could I possibly celebrate anything related to a FIRE anniversary when I am in full celebration/gratitude mode every single day!  Think about the relationship between these statements.  Should there be a special once-a-year …Read More

FIRE.090 Benjamin Franklin FIRE

I recently had a history-focused post. It seems that I’ve been gathering historical information for some reason.  Actually, the most likely reason is that I’m getting old and it seems that as people get older they become more interested in history—as they become historical figures themselves. Today’s thoughts are on the very interesting Benjamin Franklin.  …Read More

FIRE.089 Pure Zen

Today I had a nice moment of full relaxation, calm, clarity, extreme gratitude and maybe pure zen.  This is the kind of moment so many of us enjoy but experience so rarely.  How do we create these moments for ourselves and our loved ones?  What should we do to bring this experience to light? My …Read More