Big Breakfast

I made a big stack of buckwheat pancakes for myself yesterday, topped it with real maple syrup & berries, and added a glass of orange juice.  It’s a repeat of the breakfast that I had the morning I walked away from working and into the wonderful world of FIRE (financial independence & retired early). Related: FIRE Milestone – Final Day: Blasting Into Retirement It only took … Continue reading Big Breakfast

Time For A Shortened Work Week?

Since the CV19 pandemic has resulted in many people working from home over the last few months, experts are wondering what changes may be in store for the traditional 5-day, 40 hour work week.  One of the ideas getting a lot of buzz right now is a compressed, 4-day, 32 hour work week. I recently saw an article that details efforts in progressive Singapore to … Continue reading Time For A Shortened Work Week?

Summer Family Reading Club

People are doing all kinds of things to improve themselves during the pandemic and ‘Great Lockdown’.  They are learning new skills, taking up interesting hobbies, and trying to improve their fitness.  One effort I am making is to read more books. I recently saw a news report that if you read just a half hour a day, you will be 1,600 books smarter throughout your … Continue reading Summer Family Reading Club

Playing Outside Again

Thank goodness that we have enjoyed an early spring during the Great Lockdown of 2020.  We returned from our sunny Florida excursion at the beginning of March and soon everything was closed and the stay-at-home order came.  Instead of being locked up in a wintery wonderland, we’ve been able to enjoy the outdoors. Related: Snowbirding Surprises Spring in Minnesota is usually an iffy-affair, but this year … Continue reading Playing Outside Again

Yes, We Have The Time, Will We Use It Productively?

“I wish I had the time” has become an ironic phrase for so many folks now stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis. Suddenly, there is time to get after all of the projects you never had time for … but will we? Perhaps Anna Kendrick has it right … We’ve gotten some projects done at home in the last month, but there is a … Continue reading Yes, We Have The Time, Will We Use It Productively?