The European Model of Work-Life Balance

I want to cap off my month-long series about jobs and careers with a discussion of work-life balance, and how America workers compare with their European cousins. Before I begin, I should make it clear that I am not an expert in European labor laws or standards. I’ve not even visited Europe yet, let alone worked in any of its countries. Surely Read More …

Hitchhiker Kyle, the Newest Addition to My Family of Corpses

With my law practice winding down, I found myself with far too much time on my hands. Most of the work I still have to do to effectuate this transition doesn’t need to be done until June. That left me sitting on the couch, flipping channels, and lamenting the lack of decent daytime programming. I decided to build one last corpse before Read More …

The Ottawa Trip

I’ve just returned from a weekend road trip to Ottawa. Apart from a few minor in-state excursions, this was my final trip before the North American Tour. This was also the only trip I’m taking in 2017 that lies to the east of Green Bay. My reasons for visiting Ottawa were fairly whimsical. I had passed Ottawa last fall during my Read More …

Universal Basic Income, How We Value Professions, and Productivity

Universal Basic Income – a hippie socialist concept designed to redistribute the wealth of hard-working Americans to freeloading bums on welfare. Anyone who suggests such a blasphemous concept in the capitalist utopia that is America is a goddamned commie. Right? The Cost of Living in a Society Every single one of us benefits from government programs. If you have ever attended Read More …

Employment Criteria and New Business Ideas

Continuing off of last week’s post about what I perceive to be my value in the job market, I thought I would share my thought process regarding rejoining the workforce, including my criteria for finding new employment and my thoughts on a possible new business. Money Isn’t the Big Factor The whole point of selling my house was to give myself Read More …

My Job Market Value and Resulting Dilemma

When I began making these plans to retire and travel, I knew many people would encourage me to continue practicing law. We’re well-trained in America to equate money with happiness, and to encourage loved ones to make wise financial decisions. Even though I was prepared for this, there was an angle I had not considered. Early last month, I had a conversation Read More …