Podcast Idea

I’ve been listening to a lot of Joe Rogan’s podcast lately. It’s pretty easy to see why it’s one of the most popular podcasts in internet-land. He talks to really interesting people for really long periods of time. Not every episode is with someone who’s developed in an area that I’m particularly interested in, but […]

Sex Dolls and National Security

Over the last few weeks I’ve seen a few articles that combine into what I see as a national security imperative. First, there was an article that the Chinese military is having trouble with recruits being too fat and masturbating too much to enter military service. Then I saw an article about a Chinese start-up […]

An Ode to Truck Drivers

As I was getting out of Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma, I couldn’t help but think about all the commercial trucks and their drivers that I saw. I’ve been thinking about the problem of truck drivers for years. Because they are doomed as a profession. Just as the car wiped out buggy drivers, the true […]

Mr Robot, Debt, and Jubilees

I just started watching Mr Robot on my Amazon Prime (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial) because I wanted something to watch on the plane. If you haven’t seen it, there are going to be some minor spoilers. But the show is a couple years old already, so if spoilers bother you then you need […]

Getting Real About My Health

So the last several years have been… challenging… for my health. My day job keeps me sitting at my computer all day. Kids being born has wreaked havoc on my sleep, although that is finally getting better. Said day job and unhealthy food habits have really packed on the pounds. And I had gall bladder […]

401k vs Taxable Accounts – The Retirement Showdown

Well that was suitably dramatic. I made this video that walks through an analysis I did that compares investing through a 401k and investing through a taxable brokerage account. You always hear that you should max out your tax deferred accounts before doing anything else. But is that always true? Check out the spreadsheet for […]

Scrivening 2016 07 05

Today Today I am following through with doing my 30 minute treadmill for my off-days of training. I forgot to pack my shoes, so I’ll be barefooting it again. After that comes a meeting with my accountability partner from Rhodium and then a day of taxes and PBNs. I decided to hire Josh to start […]

Scrivening 2016 06 16

In today’s reading, Robbins was discussing value sets and how important it is to make sure what you are doing is in alignment with your values. To do otherwise is to cause yourself misery. Part of the exercise is to write down your top 10 values. These are mine at this particular point in time: […]