You wouldn’t know it to look at this blog or my Twitter feed, but I’ve had a bit of a hard week, and while stewing in my own resentment, as I’m wont to do, I’ve been giving some thought to privilege in our society, and … Continue readingHold Fast the Dream
Maybe I shouldn’t take so many of these restful days where I don’t go out, because I ended up looking up real estate listings again. Even in low-cost-of-living cities a home of decent caliber in a decent area (nothing great or luxe, mind you, just … Continue readingThe Heir Abides?
It strikes me that most people in love, sex, romance, and family formation choose much the same path they do in investing: putting all their eggs into the medium-risk medium-reward basket. What if that was the very worst strategy you could possibly choose? What if … Continue readingAntifragility in Love and Life
Looking at what anything (a house, a car, a lifestyle…) I actually like costs, it’s just horrifying. I’m in that frustrating financial bracket where I’ve got enough wealth to make working a normal job I dislike not worthwhile, but not enough to provide anything more … Continue readingAll My Little Dreamlets
Many more women who earn enough on their own to provide well for a child should become “single mothers by choice”. To most people that sounds crazy at best, morally outrageous at worst. Yes, ideally every child would be raised by both a loving father … Continue readingOf Single Mothers by Choice
It’s curious how Americans seem to find it normal and acceptable that not just particular neighborhoods but whole regions of the country are off-limits for you to live in unless you make more money than most people. This economic situation is of recent provenance, and … Continue readingNo Escape for the Cheap
“Hookers and blow” has long been a meme on the WallStreetBets subreddit, but there might be something to it. No, you shouldn’t hire sex workers so much it breaks the bank, and you especially shouldn’t snort so much cocaine you don’t know who you are … Continue readingCourtesans and Drugs: All Things in Moderation?
I don’t currently make it my all-consuming priority in life by any stretch of the imagination, but I would like someday to find a true love and have a lot of children with her. She’d have to be highly intelligent, sweet, cute, charming, classy, youthful, … Continue readingMy Dream Relationship
Ah, makeovers: those times we change our physical appearance, through clothing, haircuts, hairstyles, cosmetics, accessories, procedures, even surgeries. All to get that most wholesome feeling of looking better, or at least different, becoming the best you you can be. Contrary to what some people who … Continue readingMakeovers: The Allure of Becoming a Brand New You
Everyone has an opinion on diet and exercise it seems, and it so happens I have some of my own; so after having shared some opinions on spirituality, why not diet and exercise too? I’ll start with diet. Some diets are much healthier for you … Continue readingMaking Diet and Exercise Easy and Fun