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by J_
Sat May 13, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 67
Views: 7580

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Thanks again Simplex for your hospitality!
Have a swim in the Rhine would be wonderful, as it is now pure enough. Hope to see you all.
by J_
Wed May 10, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 67
Views: 7580

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Hi Simplex, some posts before thisone Dutchgirl suggested to all saturday 27 of May. Is that ok for you as you are most important for all of us..
by J_
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Time
Replies: 15
Views: 1467

Re: Time

Enjoying post FI, is enjoying that you are master of (your) time. At the moment I am traveling solo with my little motorboat through the Netherlands, Belgium to France. I stay in places which I find interesting: Amsterdam, Dordrecht, Antwerpen and today Gent (Belgium). I go where the big inland tran...
by J_
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 67
Views: 7580

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

HI Ayanka, last time we had an American young lady who joined our meeting, so I think you are welcome too. Last time we had our meeting in the middle of the Netherlands, I suppose that is not too far from Belgium to join.
by J_
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fallows Question
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Fallows Question

Quick response: a daft question. Every living person lives and is part of history in the making.
by J_
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fallows Question
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Fallows Question

Quick response: a daft question. Every living person lives and is part of history in the making.
by J_
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Wow. Some serious life skills here.
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Wow. Some serious life skills here.

Lots to learn. Especially the film jennypenny found.
Think the most is having the mental power to go on, even after there was only one seed left....
And the remarks of the daughter after seeing tv...
by J_
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Toilet paper and safety razors
Replies: 41
Views: 4190

Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

@Jacob: I just saw you walking with a strange wet something on your behind...
There are bidets which have also a drying component....
Where is the making life simple idea gone...? There used to be old papers...
But I love your bravery to write and do....
by J_
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Do People Change?
Replies: 23
Views: 2573

Re: Do People Change?

Can/have I changed? Gives that a directer answer to the change-question? Can I speak for myself or am I too close/biased about my personal development? I try: My main character traits did not change, I think, I have stayed a curious person, who likes to be on the steering wheel of his life, like to ...
by J_
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Growth limitations? "Is this all there is to life"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1817

Re: Growth limitations? "Is this all there is to life"?

@ 7w5 So, for you there was " too much to life" then. I think I can compare/understand a litle of the same at 26 with a DD of 5, working combining with studying and living abroad, not a leaking roof but a false complaining landlord etc. But I think we both have recovered. @ C 40 It is not feeling ha...
by J_
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Growth limitations? "Is this all there is to life"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1817

Re: Growth limitations? "Is this all there is to life"?

@7wannabe5 +1,
yes I think too that the question is age related. And later you see it, that with allll things Olaz mentions you can be very glad and count every day that you are so blessed.

But, by the way dear 7, why would you like to be 5?
by J_
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: A mathematical approach to weight loss: closed-loope control
Replies: 16
Views: 2418

Re: A mathematical approach to weight loss: closed-loope control

@ Jacob, thank you for your clarification. It helped me really. @ Brute, it is for me not an unuseful thread, (but I like your algorithm ;) Things I learned: 1 that most bodyweight you loose via the CO2 and waterdamp in your breath. As stated in the original article. I weighted myself last night bef...
by J_
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your greatest feats of strength
Replies: 17
Views: 1555

Re: Your greatest feats of strength

this winter 12 km XCski in 1 hour, in a circuit so as much down as up hill, and as much against wind vv. Height difference 15 m, 6 rounds so I lifted myself + gear = 85 kg is 90 m.
by J_
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: A mathematical approach to weight loss: closed-loope control
Replies: 16
Views: 2418

Re: A mathematical approach to weight loss: closed-loope control

@Eureka Nice post, yes your Danes are loved: all those Jacobs, and the beautiful drama Borgen I saw last year on DVD!! But my math is a little bit eroded. Jacob made a little sheet how his math worked out. Can I ask you to make a little sheet how the math of this Jacob works out? Lets say my weight ...
by J_
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What's a good winter face mask/balaclava?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: What's a good winter face mask/balaclava?

I use cylcing glases too when XC skiing, against fogging it helps to put them a little further on your nose, so that there is some ventilation between your face and the glases. Therefore I found goggles useless, damp condensate and freezes on the glass.
by J_
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What's a good winter face mask/balaclava?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: What's a good winter face mask/balaclava?

@ jacob + 1. It gives a lot of flexibility during XC skiing which I am doing at the moment with temperatures of 10 F.

My hands stay warm in moderate gloves, I generate warmth by my efforts.
by J_
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Chop wood, carry water!
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Chop wood, carry water!

@C40.. and then tripping over?

No, it is more that even while making making road-trips as you do now and show us so beautifully, you can also like the repeating parts in life.
by J_
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Chop wood, carry water!
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Chop wood, carry water!

Essence of living a good life is meant in the saying that you must be able to: chop wood, carry water. Every day again. And expierience that as a luck that you are able to enjoy to do those "common" things every day. It took me a rather long time (a long life) to have more or less internalized the s...
by J_
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investor performance 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

Re: Investor performance 2016

@ Gtoo: great result, tx for mentioning, gives me inspiration. My annual result before taxes over 2016 is 6,6 %. I have no stocks, but deposito's and I had a short Re investment that worked well.
by J_
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing for Parents
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Re: Investing for Parents

What is the answer for parents resident in the netherlands?
by J_
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Post-factualism: Goodbye Enlightenment--Hello Idiocracy?
Replies: 134
Views: 11529

Re: Post-factualism: Goodbye Enlightenment--Hello Idiocracy?

@ steveo. @ jacob. Yes, I think it can work that way. Earlier in this tread Jacob has elaborate in a rather brilliant way how to develop (true) insights from facts, frameworks and methods.
(and learned us some danish counting :))
by J_
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Post-factualism: Goodbye Enlightenment--Hello Idiocracy?
Replies: 134
Views: 11529

Re: Post-factualism: Goodbye Enlightenment--Hello Idiocracy?

Nihilism, cynism, (dark) coloured personal views are not very helpful to guide you to unbiased facts and clear defined values. As long as I live I have to find out myself to find the latter, often making mistakes. First you have to find your own view on how to live, and to shed off the view teached ...
by J_
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 161
Views: 29472

Re: Rube's journal

Looks so good Rube. You are a kind of excellent example of using ere principles, and one of those is reaching in a very short period financial independence, even with children, and even in a country with very high taxes! Chapeau.
by J_
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Holidays to ERE!
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Happy Holidays to ERE!

Yes, thank you all for contributing in this forum. It is sooo inspiring, and gives new perspectives on many topics which are dear to me. And especially I want to thank Jacob, for his unrelenting attention to keep it working and to moderate it (together whith others). Best wishes for 2017 for all of ...
by J_
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: If you could go back/forward and give your 21, 29, 45, and 77 year old selves a book, then what would it be?
Replies: 12
Views: 1779

Re: If you could go back/forward and give your 21, 29, 45, and 77 year old selves a book, then what would it be?

How not to die by M. Greger at 21 or 29
The Ere book at 29 or 21
The book of life by Alain de Botton e.o ( see www. the school of life) at 45
Antifragile by Nassim Taleb at 77 to reread and learn even more from it.