Ramblings On Freedom & Personal Responsibility.

Obsessing with freedom lately. What freedom means to me. In a world so volatile, unpredictable, uncertain and increasingly fragile. Not to mention run by a combo of Machiavellian corporations and old school used car salesman pseudo Santa Claus types offering the public their ridiculous nostalgic fantasies, out of date ideologies and last century political systems. …

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Confessions of a Hedonist OR How I became Financially Independent Slowly & Against ALL Odds.

Dear Goddess of Frugality in FIRE heaven. Please forgive me for I have sinned. Please spare my mortal soul Goddess from eternally burning in consumerist hell for I didn’t always keep the faith. I haven’t always lived frugally Goddess. I confess that I’ve committed every possible crime against the holy disciplines of penny pinching. In …

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The Philosophy of Brewing Financial Freedom / The Beer Diaries Vol 1.

Photo: Chris Cohen Beer. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starBeer home boutique Sabbatilife Enterprise. Its mission: to explore strange new beers. To seek out new all grain recipes and brew some seriously good Lager. To boldly brew great IPA and Stout and maybe even nettle Beer but most of all, to make the …

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The Story of Poor Thirsty Grasshopper & Rich Ant Barista / Killing the Coffee Bill for Good.

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” – Sherlock Holmes.  There are many things in life I have absolutely no use for. My happiness levels will not even budge knowing I will never own a sports car or fly business class. I have no interest in …

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Future me meets past me in a bar OR how I came to discover F-you money / Conversations with my younger self about financial freedom.

Image by Mobilos / Wikicommons FM: Here, sit down. I poured you this glass of ice-water.  PM: What? Who the hell are you and where in God’s name did you suddenly appear from??  FM: I’m me. Which is to say you. Future you. You can call me FM. That’s future me. And you are past …

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Hippy dad, Upside Down dad, the new normal, and what has bad ass Al Capone to do with any of this anyway / Reflections from the bunker.

Jogging in the park yesterday evening, just outside my home, and whilst carefully social distancing of course by dodging other joggers, dogwalkers and whole families on an evening walk, it became crystal clear to me that a new normal has settled in. Life in lockdown clearly has its phases. The infamous “Storm the toilet paper …

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