Category Archives: FIRE

FIRE.124 Age is Relative

Relativity Rules All. In some ways, I feel old – tired from over-workouts, from living life, and consciously seeing and observing the world.  I look at this positively, from a perspective of being active and engaged. While it’s true that sometimes I can literally feel the weight of gravity on my being, that’s not a …Read More

FIRE.123 35-50

During my morning “commute” time I was thinking how BAM, the decades seem to have disappeared. To be more precise, it almost seems like I jumped from 35 years-old to 50 years-old in a matter of a few years, at most.  I feel my wife and I lose track of seasons (and years?) because of …Read More


I should state this upfront; I’m very far from being a millennial.  I lack so many of the traits; being energized by social engagements, being born with technology, being raised where everything is possible, and even having very few acronyms to explain my lifestyle, etc.  Yet, the YOLO philosophy is very intriguing to me, at …Read More

FIRE.121 Mojo Phase

BOOM— like you’re shot out of a cannon—you’re flying, off into your retirement.  After the initial shock (think retirement party confetti/smoke) you realize you’re flying above the ground, arms flailing, no safety net, you are all on your own.  That’s SCARY…at first. That was a strange analogy that jumped from my keyboard, I have no …Read More

FIRE.120 Income Satisfaction Fallacy?

Why do we keep hearing that life satisfaction perception levels off at $75k of income? What is the core? Is that research statement related to spending all of your take-home pay?  Are they really saying that having a salary higher than 75k only delivers incremental satisfaction? I wonder if that amount is a target for …Read More

FIRE.119 Resolutions, Revelations, Goals

Maybe it’s just me, but I haven’t seen a bunch of articles on New Year’s Resolutions this year.  I have to wonder if that’s because people aren’t writing about goals this year, or if they’re still working on one of the bigger goals in their lifetime—to survive 2020 with some sanity and positivity.  Maybe the …Read More

FIRE.118 Am I Rich, Really? (time)

Last time I left a brain dump on the interweb I wrote about the majestic feeling of being Rich, in Time. I want to revisit that thought and post.  I was quite naive, to say the least. I based the thought/post on the sleeping vs work timeline.  The ability to shift daily time around to …Read More

FIRE.116 “Cute” = $$$

I didn’t notice the definition of “cute” in the masculine handbook.  Maybe it was because the man handbook doesn’t even include the word “cute.”  Come to think of it, I don’t EVER recall walking around and saying “that’s cute.”  Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever thought that either.  Yes, I know, in this day and …Read More