Category Archives: pre-FIRE

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

FIRE.106 Quarantiners Can’t Be Choosers

Oh, how life is different in the midst of a global—craziness—pandemic.  How the most superficial of our consumer activities change so drastically, causing a dramatic effect on our acquisition of goods (and services). Are we essentially reduced to being beggars locked in our own homes?  I’ve learned to be thankful—so very thankful— that items arrive …Read More

FIRE.104 FIrus

One week you’re living your normal life—grinding away in a Monday thru Friday, then weekend—repeated routine, then BAM, the new temporary normal begins. I’ve frequently shared the thought of “enjoy each day” with an attempt to bring a little centering to our lives.  The—stop and take a minute to exist in the now— that was …Read More

FIRE.102 COVID-19 Posting

I had to post this update related to the COVID-19 virus as it seems to be required of everyone this week. My inbox is bursting with notices from more email addresses than I could have imagined.  Here goes: I implore you to take all sane precautions to protect yourself, your family, and those around you.  …Read More

FIRE.098 Gym 1000 weeks

As my blog post count nears the 100 post milestone, I am surprised that I hit another HUGE milestone last week.  If you read me, or know me, it’s no surprise that I keep track of things.  I plan, I track, (I sometimes do nothing with the previous information), I fine-tune, I like to know …Read More