You fill up my senses Like a night in a forest Like the mountains in springtime Like a walk in the rain —”Annie’s Song,” John Denver A week ago, I paid money to float buck-naked, in skin-temperature water, in the dark, in utter silence, for an hour. What is this trending new experience in wasting money holistic […]
High five! You have saved diligently and accumulated a nest egg that would be the envy of Scrooge McDuck. You, my friend, are ready to retire to a life without rushing and with naps. But wait! Your money is stashed in a combination of retirement accounts and taxable mutual funds; how, exactly, do you access […]
In my inaugural venture with self-experimentation, I (reluctantly) attempted to alter a long-held dietary bad habits. Did I succeed? Have I relapsed? Was I cranky? EXPERIMENT: LIMITING SUGAR Background I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie. Or cake with lots of icing. Or Lucky Charms. As long as I can remember, I’ve had a sweet […]
I don’t have many memories from my life as a young child: a few images or feelings that, given the malleability of memory, may or may not represent reality. With this letter (and perhaps others in the future), I hope to provide my son with a window into his life and our relationship during his […]
It’s fun to contemplate the possibilities in early retirement. Some have organized bucket-like lists of retirement goals: Physician on Fire, My Sons Father, J. Money, and Joe Hearn are a few lists I have come across recently. Mine is a little different. Rather than list retirement dreams and wishes, I explain what I hope NOT to […]
WANDERLUST Travel is a passion of mine. When I am not on vacation, I am planning the next one or reflecting on the previous. Research suggests that anticipation of a great trip can be a source of happiness in itself, and I could not agree more.
Pictured above: Lalomanu Beach, Samoa. With our second little angel arriving soon, I’ve got family on the mind. Both my wife and I work full-time. Life is busy but not too insane: a majority of days we work 8-5, but there are occasional mornings, afternoons, or even full days off scattered throughout each of our schedules. We also employ a […]