Spartan Envy

As Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are fond of saying, minimalism is not a radical lifestyle – it is a tool. Take any two people who identify as minimalists, and you’re likely to see two very different lifestyles. There is no right way to be a minimalist, and minimalism is not a competition to see who can own the least Read More …

My Old Life – Part 2 – What I Won’t Miss

For all the comfort, security, and familiarity that I am leaving behind, it’s important for me to remember that my old life comes with no guarantees. If I change my mind and decide not to sell my home this summer, it doesn’t mean I won’t lose it in a fire this autumn.  If I chose not to retire, any number of things could Read More …

My Old Life – Part 1 – What I Will Miss

As I write this, I’m neck-deep in the water. I’m trying to get the affairs of my old life in order before I leave and hammer out the details of my retirement and transition out of practicing law. The process is mammoth in scale and overwhelming. There is so much work to do, not very much time to do it, and Read More …

Travel and the Quest for Experience

My desire to gain more experience was the primary motivation behind my 2016 resolution to travel more. The mundane existence of my professional life offered little by way of exciting and interesting events. That left me devoid of good stories to share, and I wanted that to change. Three months later, when I first conceived the idea for long-term travel after retirement, that Read More …