Category Archives: pre-FIRE

FIRE.200 The Opposite-inside the Box

Perspective is an interesting thing.  It is generally envisioning from my frame of reference.  I know it’s important to view things from others’ perspectives as well to give another data point for the upcoming processing that I tend to undertake.  But this post is about looking at something from another perspective that I chose to …Read More

FIRE.198 Are you, who you are?

Do people leaving a career and venturing into the amazing world of FIRE, retirement, freedom, fun, and the unknown accurately believe they will become a great new person?  Does one’s purpose lie just beyond that final pay period? The Monday after a long multi-decade career doesn’t energize someone into a magical new being.  There is …Read More

FIRE.196 Have you ever wondered…

Do you wonder about things?  Do you find yourself googling and gathering data and turning that data into information? Do you enjoy building up knowledge, skills, and abilities over time?  Do you find satisfaction in understanding more things? I have really noticed my interest in Curiosity. I love getting information about everything.  There is so …Read More

FIRE.193 Hell yes or no, or Yes

It’s time to say yes to most things. Why wobble on decisions?  Why wait to do something later, in the future?  Why over-calculate the cost, time, value, and importance-wasting time??  Why not say Yes, NOW? Yeses I’ve had the opportunity to go on multiple trips with my FIRE $lackers friends/family.  Kathy and I joined almost …Read More

FIRE.192 What’s Time Worth?

This is one of those “should I mow my own lawn for an hour every two weeks or is my time worth more than that” post.  That mowing question is similar to my original thought but probably fewer overall hours per month than what I’m thinking about—at least for most people. Incremental Saving I feel …Read More

FIRE.190 Misfit?

What is a misfit?  Oxford dictionary: “something that does not fit or that fits badly.” That seems to describe me in so many ways, but that’s not exactly what I’m thinking as I type this.  Instead, I’m thinking about how something changes and now there’s an issue, a problem, or some would say “a possibility?” …Read More

FIRE.188 “Policy”

Do you ever think about responsibility?  I was thinking about mental health issues everywhere and all the social media blaming.  I was wondering if our society has shifted the responsibility of one’s thoughts and actions to another party.  (why is it is a “party?”) In another time, long ago, when I was growing up, I …Read More