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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Poetry at the intersection of nomad life and humanism

Poetry at the intersection of nomad life and humanism

The best part of our FIRE life are the people we meet along the way. There is a group of friends we made on the road, that we have camped with again and again over the years, some of which we have known since we began our nomad life back in 2016. We refer to ourselves as the Music and Mind Camp (short MMC), an […]

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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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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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Return to RTR and Slab City!

Return to RTR and Slab City!

After all the fun we had at last year’s Rubber Tramp Rendevous (RTR) in Quartzsite, it was an easy decision for us to attend the 2018 RTR as well. This year’s event was another huge success, despite the many challenges for the organizers that go along with the growing popularity of the gathering. We reconnected with friends we made last year and enjoyed making new […]

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Getting unstuck in Sun Valley in preparation for the Solar Eclipse!

Getting unstuck in Sun Valley in preparation for the Solar Eclipse!

No better location to watch the Great Solar Eclipse than a place called Sun Valley! Right? Actually, we did have other plans, but you know what they say about best laid plans and such… We were going to head up to the Redfish Lake area of the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho, where we would have enjoyed well over 2 min of totality, pretty close to the maximum possible in […]

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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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