We had lots of good conversations at the MMM gathering, but towards the end we had a debate about the effects of inflation. I thought I would do some antidotal comparisons based on my mothers recurring expense journal that she kept from 1959 to 1977 and my own sporadic expense records. I’m not going to … More Inflation

Week 3 of FI

Beginning week 3 of being unemployed, semi-retired, vagabond. The first two weeks were very busy, I had lists of things I wanted to accomplished. A friend and I held a Garage Sale the very next weekend, a Saturday and Sunday Garage Sale, which for Corvallis is unusual. My garage is cleaner yet again (purge number … More Week 3 of FI

Raison d’etre

I just finished a book called Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds by Kelly A. Turner, PHD.  The book is about fighting cancer, but I found it so inspirational in a different way.   This book really points to the things we are missing in this hustle bustle way of life – like fun, creative … More Raison d’etre

The real problem?

March 30th 2014 The eat local movement is something I try to practice in our local community, and it’s a great idea that I endorse.  There are mutliple goals; to create a local sustainable food source; to improve farm worker health; to reduce the carbon foot print by reducing the food miles from farm to consumer; encourage … More The real problem?