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The Little Yellow Toolbox

This past week marks a serious milestone for me: the completion of two shiny, new workshops. Prior to this glorious milestone, I was only ever dealing with an unruly pile of tools. Two distinctly different piles, in fact. The first pile began about 20 years ago, … Continue reading

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The Lifestyle Engineering Models Of Data and Lore

I took a course back in my second year at university called Software Engineering I. It was a requirement for the program I was in, and turned out to be one of the heavier duty courses I would end up … Continue reading

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The Stock Market and Antarctica are About to Part Ways

Us humans are terrible at comprehending the vastness of the geological time scale. To paraphrase Neil Degrasse Tyson from the new series Cosmos, which I highly recommend everyone watches: “If we change the scale of time such that the Big Bang happened at the … Continue reading

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Forget About Retirement and Live the Good Life Now

Retirement is a word I have been hearing all too often since our move out to the country last year. “So like, are you guys retired now?” “I wish I could live the Good Life like you guys.” “Some of … Continue reading

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Community Like it Was 1985

Like many people I know, I spent the first half of my life living in a small community. Not yet having lived in a big city back then, I was very unaware of the differences between small town versus big city living. … Continue reading

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New Things are for Wusses

About a year ago I started noticing some oddness coming from our fridge. Every time it wanted to turn itself on, it would make four or five attempts at it before giving up. Then it would try again after a rest, perhaps five … Continue reading

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Your Body is Amazing!

I recently picked up what was to be a two week contract for a company back in the city where I used to live. And as expected, two weeks very quickly turned into three weeks… but I could work the third week … Continue reading

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Wealth and the Theory of Relativity

On a recent trip through Myanmar, we had a number of opportunities to visit the local hill tribes and experience a different side of the country. The ‘real’ Myanmar, as people love to say. Twice we ended up doing just that, … Continue reading

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A Hierarchy of Owls: My Escape Story as Published in the New Escapologist Magazine!

It has been just over a year now since we escaped city life and graduated to country living. Our cost to survive is now well less than half what it was. We breath fresh air. We enjoy a beautiful view … Continue reading

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Passive Income: How to Stop Trading Hours for Dollars

I may be the furthest thing from an expert on the topic of passive income. Or anything else, for that matter. But it is possible that this will be the most important post I ever write for someone out there. … Continue reading

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