Today, February 13, 2024, is my thirtieth birthday, a milestone, and not one I’m altogether pleased about; it’s not like I have to pass into the grim routine of middle age and fade into the shadow world like the elves of Middle-Earth, but there is … Continue readingO Brave New Decade: Turning Thirty
I’ve been mulling the past few days about what I could do for my future daughter, the wheels in my head turning to thoughts of small wineries (less expensive than you probably think; even in prime regions they apparently can be had for well under … Continue readingDo NPCs Dream of Overseas?
Well, here it is: the big two-oh-two-four. Staring down the barrel of a brand new year, I anticipate it’ll be a big one for me, an even bigger leap than last year, with my first overseas vacation and a move cross-country to the beaches of … Continue reading2024: My Biggest Year Yet?
I knew traveling would broaden my horizons and clarify my ambitions for my future, but I had no idea how far I had to go to make that happen; it’s kinda funny how seeing a place you actually like and can fall in love with … Continue readingSurf Marks the Spot?
In my post “Building a Better House”, I explored what I believe to be superior forms for housing, specifically the first floor being garage and the second floor being open like a loft apartment but with Japanese-style doors to partition rooms if desired: a maximum … Continue readingKudzu Among the Ruins
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?
Quite a few things about new home construction, and indeed some of our ideas of what a single-family home should be like, bug me. For instance, I’ve noticed that ever since I was a kid in the 2000s traipsing about the wooden shells that were … Continue readingBuilding a Better House
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
We hear much talk about globalization and its effects on human societies, but relatively little about the promise a more globalized and technologically advanced world holds for improving fundamental aspects of our daily lifestyles. Much discourse around the topic over-complicates globalization, which is fundamentally the … Continue readingLifestyles in a Fully Globalized Future