Category Archives: Ask the readers

Ask the Readers: Tell Me about Your Summer Adventures

All of my recent Ask the Readers have been deep and serious! I’ve been asking about focus, sleep issues and even death. No fun! Besides, why should y’all have to figure out my problems? I should just hire a therapist! … Continue reading

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What do You Want to do Before You Die?

Sometimes, I have to wander around for hours to come with a post idea. Other times, they just pop up out of nowhere and smack me in the face. The latter happened last week when I was hiking around Boulder with … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Focus, FI Life and an Agreeable Wife

FI Life and an Agreeable Wife On Monday one week ago, I hiked Longs Peak. It was a last-minute decision. I looked at the weather on Sunday evening and it was going to be a great day, so I decided to … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Why Can’t I Sleep?

Last week, I asked you about motivation related to physical fitness. I was really inspired by your answers, so I went a little off the deep end yesterday. Literally. I paid $50 to get my body fat measured in the most … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Machiavellian Motivation?

On vacations, I let myself go a little. And by a little, I really mean a lot. And when I say let myself go, I’m talking about food. And when I say food, I’m not talking about anything remotely healthy. … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Finding your Tribe

I walk a lot, especially early in the mornings and late at night when it’s not hot. I’ve noticed some danger signs lately in my rapidly gentrifying neighborhood: Cleaning crews: At least 10% of the folks on our street hire a cleaning crew to … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Frugality versus Minimalism

I had this conversation with Mrs. 1500 on Saturday: Me: Why do we have a million boxes of cereal? Mrs. 1500: When I see it on sale, I stock up. Me: But we don’t have a huge kitchen. We should … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Favorite Places on Earth?

Last Friday, I had a magical experience. I had told the girls on Thursday evening that I’d be taking them to Rocky Mountain National Park. I looked outside on Friday morning and was annoyed by the heavy clouds. The girls … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: $1,500,000 Per Year?

Less is more. -Robert Browning Discipline equals freedom. -Jocko Willink   Until now, I’ve never considered what it would be like to be a 1 Percenter because I’ll never be one. But, a recent Happy Philosopher post got me thinking about it: … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Summer?

There are a lot of things that I look forward to in life post-job. Near the top of the list is slow travel. During the year, I’m grounded because the girls are in school. However, the kids get out of … Continue reading

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