Shifting up…into the unknown

Less than three months from now, my wife and I will voluntarily become jobless for the first time in our adult lives. Shortly after that, we will become homeless for the first time in our lives. I’ve worked steadily since I was 10 or 11, graduating from lawn mowing to paper tossing to pool card collecting to food making to food clearing … Read More


The time I bought a house, and what I learned from it

My mother always told me I was a homebody. I would instinctively recoil when she would say that. What does she know?  “She’s just trying to plant seeds of thought in my head”, I always told myself. It was just her parental instincts to keep me close by, and make me feel that’s where I belonged. In a sense, she was … Read More


Reminder: Amidst the chaos, you are in control

The cable TV industry is dying. It no longer makes sense to overpay for a service that brings hundreds of channels to your TV, the vast majority of which you don’t care about. It no longer makes sense to overpay for a service that largely forces you to depend on a pre-determined viewing schedule.  The internet has rendered services that abide … Read More


Celebrate Independence by Challenging Dependency

For those of us living in the USA, today we celebrate Independence Day. We are fortunate to live in a wonderful country that provides freedom and liberty. On a broader scope, we are fortunate to be living in a period of history that provides unmatched opportunity and abundance.  How better to celebrate independence than by stopping to consider what it … Read More


Four Lessons in Dealing With Job Dissatisfaction

Over the last few days, I’ve witnessed multiple conversations on the subject of job dissatisfaction. This isn’t just a small sample size or by chance. For quite some time, the theme of job dissatisfaction has been a steady narrative amongst friends, acquaintances, and strangers I happen to overhear. The truth is, as many as 70% of Americans are dissatisfied with … Read More