Category Archives: Something Completely Different

Ecuador Part 2: My Peeps 4 Keeps

You know you’re reading high journalism when the title of the article resenbles a text from a 13-year-old girl. Stay with me folks, it will all make sense. Or maybe it won’t. I wrote an overview of the Ecuador chautauqua experience … Continue reading

Posted in Something Completely Different | Tagged , , | 38 Comments

Four Phases of FI

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. –Mark Twain I think a lot about my life. Probably too much… Phase 1: Normal life Dates: 1973 to October 2012 Money: $0 … Continue reading

Posted in Something Completely Different | Tagged , | 65 Comments

Back Soon…

Life has been super busy lately and I’ve also been tired. When I’m exhausted, I lose what little creativity I have. I tried to write something for today, but my heart wasn’t in it. So today, I give you a … Continue reading

Posted in Something Completely Different | Tagged , | 41 Comments

Ecuador, Part 1: Pictures, Pilsener and more Pilsener

I’m writing a three part series on my experiences in Ecuador: Part 1: Pictures, Pilsener and more Pilsener Part 2: What I Learned (12/14) Part 3 : My Epiphany (12/20) Today, I give you Part 1. A couple weeks ago, I met up … Continue reading

Posted in Something Completely Different | Tagged , , , | 37 Comments

How to Save Money on Black Friday

Stay home.             Ha ha, you didn’t really think that I was going to write a post on shopping tips, did you? Staying home is boring though. If you’re near Rocky Mountain National Park, come … Continue reading

Posted in Something Completely Different | Tagged , | 15 Comments

Interview with the Mad FIentist

The Mad Fientist and I go far back, all the way to 2013. Don’t judge; that’s an eternity in internet time. We met at a blogging conference in St. Louis where we drank too much beer and stayed up too late … Continue reading

Posted in Something Completely Different | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Inflection Points

The pulse of our lives slip through like water in streams, And the pulse of our days slip through like water in streams. –In Streams, Centaur*   Our lives are mostly the same day in and day out. Monday-Friday: Wake … Continue reading

Posted in Something Completely Different | Tagged | 60 Comments

Sappy Happy Lazy Picture Edition

I’m taking the week off from the blog (Translation: I’m on vacation and too lazy to write posts). Instead, I’ll update you on my life with some some nice pictures. The girl’s playhouse is almost done! Next year, I’ll do the zipline and Komodo … Continue reading

Posted in Something Completely Different | Tagged | 34 Comments

My Philosophy on Money

Someone asked me this recently: What is your philosophy on money? “Oh, that’s easy!” I said. And then it wasn’t so easy. I thought about the question for a while and couldn’t come up with anything. No big deal; sometimes it … Continue reading

Posted in Something Completely Different | Tagged , | 80 Comments

The Curious and Profitable Side Effects of my Passion

I started this blog for one main reason: I love to write I even contemplated studied journalism in college. I ended up going with biology and chemistry, but never lost my love for writing. I found a way to write 20 … Continue reading

Posted in Something Completely Different | Tagged | 62 Comments