GRACEFUL BALANCE

Magic and gentile

 

The fluidity and aesthetics of Alphonse Mucha’s works take me to other places, other times and other people; far from the crowd. I think it is directly related to the goal of retiring early. In the end, the retirement plan is a complex pattern of patterns surrounding a graceful figure in […]

ENJOY THE TRIP

But go for it, for real

Make some noise

Not everything is money, I have to remind this to myself many days, and in the vortex of work and pursue of the big the goal sometimes I forget the present, the day to day and enjoying the trip as much as possible. Many are […]

AUSTERITY vs. FRUGALITY

One of the great debates in the FIRE community is this. At what point does one go from frugal to austere, and from austere to other more problematic contexts. . . Where do we draw the line?

On the verge . . .

 

Frugality

Nobody is going to discuss the virtues of frugality […]

TRAVEL: SPAIN ON MOTORCYCLE

The route of El Cid

 

Last year I dared to travel alone on a motorcycle for the first time, I decided to ride the so called route of El Cid (hero from the reclaimed catholic Iberian peninsula recuperated from Arab invasion), from Old Castile to Valencia, the same path that this mythical legend took […]

MUSIC: NEIL YOUNG “Heart of Gold” (1972)

Pause, Listen and Live

 

I am constantly seeking music that moves me, trying to find a piece that evokes a past that may not return or an unreachable place for me. I thrive in rediscovering and recreating emotions, sometimes forgotten or buried. When I hear songs that are on my mind or when I […]

REDUCE YOUR MORTGAGE TO HALF (or almost)

Break free from slavery to the mortgage

Wouldn’t it be nice to get rid of that mortgage?

Are you also a slave to your mortgage and you feel it as a life sentence? Do you think you have done something terribly wrong in this life and your punishment is to carry this penitence until you die? I hear you, I feel you; […]

LESS IS MORE

less is more

Do more with less, less commitments free you up more, less is more

Clean and free, less is more, according to Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a German architect, forged the motto LESS IS MORE, the origin of minimalism. “Less is more” means reducing to the essence. It means seeking […]

RECIPES: PINEAPPLE AND GINGER DRINK, ICE-CREAM, SORBET . . .

piña viejuna

 

PINEAPPLE AND GINGER DRINK

 

What do you do with skins and rinds from pineapple? I also threw them away and felt bad for it. Now I recycle them and make tea out of them. I was sad, I felt it was so much waste. Searching and digging enough I found recipes (link) that […]

TRAVEL: 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN MEXICO

TRAVEL: 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN MEXICO

What are the best things you can do in Mexico? These are my finalists:

Visit Teotihuacán and feel tiny, yet at the same time mythical, Wander around the streets of the Magical Towns (Pueblos Mágicos), the more the merrier.http://www.pueblosmexico.com.mx/ Admire the baroque facades of colonial churches, step […]

TRAVEL: MEXICO UNDER THE SKIN . . . OR A TEST FOR RETIREMENT? Part 2

Músico en Guanajuato

MEXICO UNDER THE SKIN, KEEPS SOAKING

Here is the second part of the trip to Mexico . . .

Bell towers in the main church of Cholula, built on top a Nahuatl pyramid.

THE GIANT

As I was arriving in Mexico City, just like Calamaro entering the Grand Azteca, I was stiff, I was […]