216 posts in the “personal” category

Calendar sunsettedNovember 01, 2012

I used to host a public calendar here on the site, but as I was no longer using it, I took it down. I ’ m posting this only because I need…
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Stickk to your commitments this yearJanuary 28, 2012

If you ’ re serious about keeping new years resolutions this year, I highly recommend stickk.com . The system is both ingenious and simple…
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Financial report 2011January 14, 2012

My total personal spending in 2011 was £6 ’ 981.51. I made the following charitable contributions: Partners in Health $2 ’ 760 USD, £…
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FreeCyclingDecember 16, 2011

I ’ ve piled all the stuff I ’ m hoping to freecycle in one corner of the living room. I ’ m planning an open house on Saturday to try and…
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Retirement failJuly 22, 2011

It ’ s time to face facts. My first attempt at retirement has failed. It ’ s been just over 2 years since I withdrew from the workforce and…
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Beyond meat and dairyFebruary 07, 2011

I ’ m currently reading Animal Liberation by Peter Singer . Last night I read the chapter on vegetarianism. As I understand it, the story…
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The Yes Men Fix the WorldJuly 29, 2010

We just watched the incredible P2P version of The Yes Men Fix the World . It ’ s an amazing film, I thoroughly recommend it. You can get…
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Book: The Omnivore’s DilemmaJune 06, 2009

I have just finished The Omnivore ’ s Dilemma by Michael Pollan . The book is a smooth blend of narrative and education. Divided into three…
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Hairy to bald in 15 minutesApril 27, 2009

In preparation for my drive test tomorrow, and assuming I pass, my new Washington state drivers license, it was time to get rid of some hair…
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Announcing my retirementApril 21, 2009

I am going to retire on 1 July 2009. In a little over 2 months, less than 2 months after my 27th birthday, I will retire. retire v.intr. To…
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Introducing Chris GuillebeauApril 18, 2009

I read Seth Godin ’ s blog. Seth wrote this about Chris Guillebeau ’ s newest manifesto called 279 Days to Overnight Success (pdf) . I…
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Fantastic ice creamFebruary 20, 2009

I caught up with Sam for dinner last night. We swung over to Stogo for dessert. Wow, what amazing ice cream. Organic. Dairy free. No sugar…
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Talk of marriageJanuary 06, 2009

As some people have noticed , I might be getting married. Lots of people are asking questions, so I ’ ll try to answer some of them here…
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Smoke free 2009January 01, 2009

I don ’ t really smoke. I ’ ll have the odd cigarette when others are smoking. Or if I ’ m tearing it up (as in the last week), I ’ ll smoke…
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Staying in GuadalajaraDecember 14, 2008

Seth was quick to reply, I ’ m staying in Guadalajara. No costly flight to New York, no working out wonky visa situations, no 6 months in…
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