The Paradox of Money

The Paradox of Money

  I just finished The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen.  A friend referenced the book, and so I bought it.  Before I finished the first page, I knew I had already read it, but I could only vaguely remember the story.  This happens sometimes as I read a lot of books,...
Why FI Rocks – The Magnetic Fields 

Why FI Rocks – The Magnetic Fields 

       “This is why you have money!  This is why you have money, so you can do cool sh*t when you want to!  This is what I always talk about!  I’d rather spend $20,000 on this than buy a new car.”       Recently, a video of a live performance from The Magnetic Fields...
The Burnout Comedy

The Burnout Comedy

  Have you ever wondered why Dante Alighieri’s epic three-part poem is called the Divine Comedy when it isn’t particularly funny?  “. . . the “comic” style is what, in modern terms, we would call “medium,” halfway between a low stylistic...
Lottery Lessons

Lottery Lessons

    I was recently at the supermarket with my wife when an announcement came over the PA noting the Powerball Jackpot had reached 1 billion dollars.  We bought a couple of tickets and, on the way home, discussed what we would do with the money...
The Other Side of the Stethoscope

The Other Side of the Stethoscope

As medical professionals, we are used to everyone having all eyes on us during a crisis.  We get paid to make decisions, right or wrong.  We’re expected to be the adults in the room who know what to do.  It’s part of the job description.  As parents, our number one...