VOLUNTEERING IN RETIREMENT?

Options in retirement

 

Many of those who consider early retirement think about how to occupy their day when they are releases from work duties. For many people, quitting work causes a vacuum that is unclear how to fill. Moreover, many people do not retire because of the vertigo that the same void gives them […]

MY WORK IS NOT MY IDENTITY

Am I going to lose my identity?

Many in the FIRE community talk and comment that one of the great fears at the time of retirement is manifested in what will be their identity, since it is intimately linked to work, apparently. . . But more than the people who want to retire soon, it […]

OBSESSIONS . . . ABOUT FILM

PI. . . THE NUMBER . . . NO, THE MOVIE

I have not written about movies for a long time and for me they are fundamental to understanding life, including retirement.

Today I speak Darren Aronofsky’s PI, released in 1998 with a very low budget (only $ 60,000). This was his first film and […]

SOME EXTRA HELP

Everything counts

 

Almost all of us who are trying to retire early have some source of income beyond the main job, many have several. The more the better, but without forgetting life, the enjoyment, the family, the loved ones. . .

That´s not me . . .

Pilates?

I teach Pilates classes, once […]

SCULPTURE: HENRY MOORE

Natural beauty

 

Henry Moore’s sculptures are all over the world, surely you have seen some and their clean forms are still hanging around in your memory. Large, peaceful, made of noble materials, rocks or fragments of wood of exaggerated dimensions that naturally resemble, before being carved, the figures in which they will end up […]

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 […]

DALÍ: LIQUID PAINTINGS

The persistence of memory

 

Salvador Dalí, father of surrealism uh!, understood that time is extremely difficult to measure. I am not talking about seconds, minutes, or months; I am talking about sensing the time, feeling the time.

Liquid clocks melting in “The Persistence of Memory” by Dalí.

Life goes by in an instant […]

BOOK: HEART OF DARKNESS (1899)

Deep into the beast . . .

 

How much literature can someone cover in a lifetime? How many books can be read in a month, in a year? Will it ever be enough time . . . probably not. I remember reading Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, and how it attracted me and […]

FILM: MUSTANG (2015)

No spoiler, I promise . . . it has nothing to do with the car

 

Film is central to my life, stories visually narrated and their aesthetics fill a void in me, a part of me would be less enlightened if you took movies away from me. I think some films go well […]