Week 2 at Chautauqua Greece!
Hey all, Still at Greece this week. As one awesome week ends, another begins with a whole new batch of FI-ers descend on Thessaloniki. Next week, we’ll be back to our regular schedule, but in the meantime, Carl a.k.a. “Mr. 1500” wrote up a great summary of Week #1 on his blog. Check it out here. This week, Brad and Jonathan from our favourite FI podcast ChooseFI have flown in. We’ll be back to our regular schedule next week, but again, in the meantime check out Mr. 1500’s report on Chautauqua here.
Gone for Chautauqua in Greece!
Hey all, We are going to be away for the next two weeks as we will be speaking at Chautauqua in Greece! Nestled in the base of Mount Olympus near Litochoro, Greece, we are meeting, mingling, and making a new group of lifelong friends! We will be periodically posting updates and pictures on this post, so come back to see what we’re up to. In the meantime, we’ll be delayed in answered comments and e-mails, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t hear from us. We’re busy “Greeking” out and MathingShitUp with our Chautauqua family! Opa! *smashes plate* […]
Reader Case: Okee from Muskogee
It’s Friday, and you know what means: Reader Case time! Before we start, a few thoughts on today’s letter. In fiction, one of the hardest things to pull off when writing dialogue is voice. Voice is what gives a character a distinct “sound,” if that makes any sense, and when done well can a) make the character instantly recognizable just by how they talk and b) makes you “hear” what the person sounds like in your head as you read it. Just from a writing perspective, today’s letter is a fantastic example of something just dripping with voice. Seriously, read this […]
Why Suze Orman is Clueless about the FIRE Movement
So, lately the FIRE community’s been up in arms over the recent episode on Paula Pant’s Afford Anything podcast. In this episode, Paula asks bestselling author and self-proclaimed “Money Matriarch of the World” Suzy Orman the question listeners are dying to know: “What do you think of the FIRE movement?” At the time, while listening to the podcast I was making breakfast. One second, I’m whistling to myself and flipping eggs, the next thing I’m whipping my spatula across the room. But before we get into why, please go to Paula’s podcast and listen to the episode entitled “Why I […]
Let’s Go Exploring! Iceland: Fire and Ice and Surprisingly Nice Part 3
After my previous posts about the appetizer and main course of Iceland, it’s time for dessert! Jökulsárlón (The Glacial Lagoon): Even though we’d rented a car for the week, I agonized over visiting Jökulsárlón, Iceland’s Crown Jewel. The reason? Jökulsárlón is almost 400 km from Reykjavik, which means, at a speed limit of only 90km/hour, it would take us almost 5 hours to drive there—each way. I tried looking up places to stay in the city of Vik, half way between, but since it was high season even the least expensive Airbnb cost $300 USD a night and most were […]