Tag Archives: retirement

Our Emergency Fund and Practical Decisions

Back in late 2013 I made the decision to purchase a reliable vehicle that would be strong enough to pull a travel trailer. After considering many options I decided that since my track record with Hyundai pretty much perfect I … Continue reading

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Sometimes we have to get back to simply being human

After just 14 days of changing my diet according to the Whole 30 standards and starting a workout program I have been able to reduce my morning blood sugars to under 100 mg/dl. That’s right! This mornings reading was 98 mg/dl. This … Continue reading

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Which is better – Cardio or Weights?

Today I am moving into day #13 of the Whole 30 and I am really starting to feel good. The first week or so I noticed having a little bit of a headache but it has gone away about a … Continue reading

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Minimalist Tax Season

It’s TAX SEASON! Woo Hoo! Nothing brings more joy to my heart than sitting down surrounded by documents, numbers and figures and rules that govern all of them. (NOT) After just a few weeks of all of these small sessions … Continue reading

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Career Survival – Constant Act of Recreating One’s Self

As I move into a new year and continue to take the silent vow of simplicity I once again find myself filled with staying busy. My career choice leads me in directions where the act of “recreating oneself”, is a … Continue reading

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Hello 2017

It is that time of year again where the calendar starts all over again with the bringing in of a new year. Here we are crossing over that grey line that divides the year 2016 and 2017. It is a … Continue reading

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Hitting the Weights Today

Today is my first day back with working with weights and they sure do feel heavy. I am working my chest today and started out with a 300 lb. bench press and was barely able to get 10 reps up. … Continue reading

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More Change

It is the morning after a historical Presidential election and based on the numbers it appears that more people favored Donald Trump over Hilary Clinton. Does this really mean anything? Americans have lost faith in its Federal Government a long … Continue reading

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Service to Others

Yesterday I met a woman of 79 years old who tended to the needs of a beautiful home and yard. My purpose for being there was to respond to a complaint of overgrown natural growth at a property next to … Continue reading

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Rollercoaster of Life and Minimalism

I could probably talk about minimalism all day long with all the physical mechanics involved in reducing life down to just the basic necessities the same way that many posts and articles are written on the subject. I could talk … Continue reading

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