Category Archives: pre-FIRE

FIRE.142 Structure yourself for decades

Sometimes my head just starts thinking.  This thinking can head down many paths, and frequently calculations are involved.  I don’t know why, they just are.  In one recent brainwave activity pattern, I realized that one day you’re 25 years old, and then the next week you are 45.  That is almost how the decades happened— …Read More

FIRE.140 Breathing Around…

I’m interrupting some of my CampFI sequential thought-posts for this out-of-nowhere surprise. I guess I’ve been out-and-about, and irresponsibly breathing around. So, the crowns attacked me.  I can’t believe with all my healthy lifestyle activities and my double-dose vaccine barrier, that the little crown viruses attached themselves to me and broke through my defenses.  I …Read More

FIRE.139 Non-CampFI Investing

Now shifting from CampFI SW in my last post, I noticed a post that I started in January 2020 after CampFI SE.  It’s a must share for an opposite perspective. From 2020-01: I decided after CampFU (that was a typo, but actually kind of applicable) to drive across the Florida panhandle and explore the gulf …Read More

FIRE.138 CampFI Southwest 2021

I’ve said it before, and I’ll write it again—hanging out with people who make you better is one of the best things you can do for yourself and those around you. I’ve been to five CampFI gatherings around the country and each one is very interesting and valuable to me.  There is an abundance of …Read More

FIRE.137 20 minutes until?

I haven’t really talked to many people about my strange/shocking/sad moment last week but I will here because it’s part of my LifeInFIRE. My schetchle ended up shuffling around so that I had a swim listed on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021.  I list the exact date because, well it changed a part of life for …Read More

FIRE.135 Heart Rate_Recovery

I love data and I enjoy gadgets.  I have plenty of gadgets that track my workouts/activities.  I track sleep, and my waking data.  I find data fascinating and my body’s data even more so. Hospital Heart Numbers At the hospital [#130] the medical team would wake me up in the middle of the night to …Read More

FIRE.133 1-2-3-4-5 Gears

Some of you may understand that your left foot used to do something while driving.  Mostly only the older people really understand this phenomenon.  It’s true younger people who love sporty cars have manual stick shifts by choice, but it used the be the main option unless you had a fancy automatic transmission (or live …Read More

FIRE.132 HUGE small Living

I was thinking about my life as I sat on my patio looking at the desert (right next to my spa).  For once, I was thinking “outside the spa.” When I think of the mainstream media sharing the “good life” stories, I think of their portrayal of mansions and 100k cars.  But, could there be …Read More