“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.”― Ernest Hemingway Just a quick note while I have access to the internet! Larry and I are on a trip of a lifetime. We’re cycling across Japan, and let […]


“Gainfully unemployed, very proud of it, too.” Charles Baxter Today I want to explore the decision to retire or not to retire. That sounds a little Shakespearian, but if you were born in the 60s, that’s the question that we’re currently grappling with, and instead of whining about it, let’s make an informed decision. As […]


“In our best moments, we are no less than a garden that serves life, not ourselves.” Benjamin Vogt I think Larry’s a little envious of my pet project, Grow Damn It, he’s been acting rather strange lately, but I thought I’d let you decide. One day several odd packages arrive at the house from Amazon. […]


“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!” Steve Maraboli …with the early morning, when everything is soft, placid, and the natural light feels oddly romantic. I get actual butterflies in my stomach. It’s as […]