Often when I read about politics I despair. The problems of debt, and house prices, and the growing costs of pensions and healthcare, and under-funding of public services, social care, and so on and on, all seem insurmountable at times. After a while you almost have to switch it off and limit your exposure to … Continue reading Could a Government be Financially Independent?
Another year ends and a new one begins, and it’s time to look back and try to make sense of what has been a fairly crazy year before looking ahead to 2018. This has turned into a mammoth post and I did consider splitting it out but in the end thought what the hell, I’ll … Continue reading 2017 End of Year Review
I’m writing this from a café on the west coast of Koh Samui. This is my view: I’ve been in Thailand since the 30th December and so far it’s been amazing, everything I was hoping for. There are less savoury aspects – mainly the lack of sleep from so much travelling around, and I’m struggling … Continue reading December 2017 Review
Every now and then I read a little on the subject of psychology. I think it stems back to when I was about 18 and I read The Road Less Traveled by M Scott Peck. I probably need to reread it as I only really remember the main themes (something about relationships requiring effort, and … Continue reading On FIRE and Personality Types