Poetry at the intersection of FIRE and nomad life

Poetry at the intersection of FIRE and nomad life

FIRE is not only about numbers and spreadsheets, it can be quite philosophical, poetic even if you are willing to talk to the right people and look in the right places. Several years ago, around 2013 or so, I came across a poem called A Bucket Full of Freedom on one of the many FIRE blogs that started popping up around the time. I unfortunately […]

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Breakdowns, break-ins and new beginnings

Breakdowns, break-ins and new beginnings

Frequent readers of the not so frequent posts on this blog will have noticed that I haven’t published an article in quite a while. I even skipped my 4 year FIRE anniversary post in 2020, the beginnings of which are still buried somewhere in my ever growing draft folder. And yes, my 5 year anniversary rolled around almost a year ago, again without a post! […]

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Playing with FIRE movie screening in Phoenix

Playing with FIRE movie screening in Phoenix

OMC, I did a thing! There’s this movie I’ve been wanting to see for a while. Playing with FIRE follows a young couple and with a small daughter on their path to financial independence. It also features several other people in the FIRE community, many of whom I have had the privilege to meet over the last few years. Over the course of this summer, […]

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FIRE three years in: Break Downs, SWRs, Work and other musings

FIRE three years in: Break Downs, SWRs, Work and other musings

Holy shit! Has it been three years already? These FIRE anniversaries seem to creep up on me out of nowhere. But I indeed have another Fireversary coming up this week, which is a great chance to look back and reflect. I wrote about my first year of FIRE here and here and my second year of FIRE here. Those posts on one hand feel like […]

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What if we run out of time?

What if we run out of time?

Things have been truly shitty since the beginning of the year to put it nicely. The good news is, I am FIREd and can deal with curveballs life throws at me, without the added stress of work, an empathy lacking boss, office politics and any of these things that make life even more complex. My dad passed away in February this year. I traveled to […]

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Dental Work in Los Algodones, Mexico

Dental Work in Los Algodones, Mexico

Los Algodones in Mexico, right across the border from Yuma, AZ has quite the reputation as a “medical tourism” destination for snow birds and South West locals alike. Most of them head over to get affordable dental care and cheap prescription meds. In addition to the dentists and pharmacies, there are also a large number of eye glass shops, a chiropractor, a dermatologist, a veterinarian, […]

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Do you really need RV roadside assistance?

Do you really need RV roadside assistance?

When we started out full time RVing, we did ask ourselves if we REALLY needed RV roadside assistance, as many full timers probably do. I had carried car roadside assistance for several years without ever needing it, but in my mind driving around in an RV all over the country, was a whole different thing than driving a car mostly in a city you live […]

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What if more Humanists became financially independent?

What if more Humanists became financially independent?

After a busy year of travelling (most of which remains undocumented on this blog, as my friends have aptly pointed out on numerous occasions) we rolled back into my beloved Phoenix right in time for the 2017 holiday season. Spending November and December in Phoenix gives me the opportunity to reconnect with said friends (who then have to listen to all the stories in person […]

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One year of FIRE in NUMBERS!

One year of FIRE in NUMBERS!

Today is my one year FIRE anniversary. WOW, one year! The first of many, hopefully! A few days ago I wrote about my experience and  some of my observations during this first year. Today I want to follow up with some good ole quantitative measurements. Yeah for numbers. Fire ONE year in: National Parks / National Monuments visited: 26 When we started full time RVing, visiting […]

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FIRE almost one year in: Spoiler Alert: It’s not a sabbatical!

FIRE almost one year in: Spoiler Alert: It’s not a sabbatical!

On August 19th 2016, I sent an email to all work related contacts, informing them I was taking a yearlong sabbatical. After changing my out of office reply and voice mail along the same lines, I handed over my company cell phone, laptop computer, passwords and a bunch of other work related stuff to my colleagues later that day and said goodbye. No farewell party, […]

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