Happiness

These posts cover how we make ourselves happy, and how to combat unhappiness.
May
10
Gravestone bearing the word "MANLY". Don't read anything into the fact that this is a gravestone

Does It Matter What We Consider Masculine?

Being manly means doing hard things in pursuit of valuable goals. Who says they have to be physical challenges?
4 min read
Apr
26
A wealthy-looking man in a cashmere coat standing before an impressive entry gate. Why yes, that is my castle.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be Independently Wealthy?

Money is just the start of it, perhaps not even the hardest part
5 min read
Mar
08
Without Words sculpture by Judith Shea showing an empty coat, half a head, and an armless torso

Retrospective Reflections of Another Early Retiree (by Richard Norman)

So what did I do? I promptly made myself almost as busy as when I was working full-time, but this time without all the pay and benefits.
3 min read
Mar
01
Unclothed attractive woman in a seated position looking straight ahead

Would You Rather Be Smart, Attractive, or Have Wealthy Parents?

Imagine for a moment you can pick just one of the three. Which is most likely to bring you what you desire?
3 min read
Feb
16
Large metal sign in a field reading U N I T Y

My Favorite Insults from Commenters

If you're going to take a swipe at someone, at least be clever about it
4 min read
Feb
09
The Lake Greifensee in Zurich - rowboats covered in snow

A Walk Along a Swiss Nature Preserve Frozen in Time

Since 1945, Lake Greifensee in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland has been protected from development
4 min read
Jan
26
Woman bathing under a waterfall

A Simple Way to Cut the Gordian Knot of Gender

Don’t read too much into this but by all means, read on
3 min read
Jan
12
Man with glasses in a Santa hat

A Smattering of Early Retirement Surprises … Should We Have Known?

Would you have known? Did you plan better than we did?
5 min read
Jan
05
A pair of red, white, and blue running shoes

I Ran Every Day for 8 Months

What a running streak is and what it might do for you
3 min read
Dec
29
A small dog sitting on the seat of a bright green golf cart

My To-Do List Just Got Awesome

What happens when you don't only put chores on your list?
2 min read