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by chenda
Sat Feb 04, 2023 2:22 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Boxing: Would that ever be a good idea?
Replies: 35
Views: 3040

Re: Boxing: Would that ever be a good idea?

So did you take it up Jacob ?
by chenda
Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:58 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Another Paul Kingsnorth interview
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Another Paul Kingsnorth interview

I think he's completely lost the plot.
by chenda
Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:37 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Another Paul Kingsnorth interview
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Another Paul Kingsnorth interview

He's become an anti-vaxer I see.
by chenda
Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:13 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 355
Views: 173032

Re: Resources and recommend watching

That reminds me Fogle also just did a documentary about Slab City in California, a disused military base out in the desert where various people have migrated to and set up informal settlements. It's attracted a real mix of people, often homeless people who have battled mental illness and addiction. ...
by chenda
Thu Feb 02, 2023 8:48 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 355
Views: 173032

Re: Resources and recommend watching

GardenDee wrote:
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:14 pm
Can we watch that here in the US?
I think it's available on Amazon prime, or you could try a VPN https://www.channel5.com/show/ben-fogle ... n-the-wild

@whitebelt - thanks for linking, some of those cases look heartbreaking.
by chenda
Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:05 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 355
Views: 173032

Re: Resources and recommend watching

There's a new series of Ben Fogle's new lives in the wild, Channel 5 UK. Some interesting ones so far, including a Hollywood actress who now lives alone in the wilds of Uruguay.
by chenda
Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:28 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Dying Well
Replies: 31
Views: 1860

Re: Dying Well

I knew of a woman who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in her early 30s. She had two young children and decided to fight until the bitter end, endless rounds of chemotherapy. The side effects were horrendous and only marginally increased her life expectancy, to the point the doctors and even her b...
by chenda
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:41 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Permanent Nomad
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Permanent Nomad

Some countries are offering digital nomad visas which might be easier than years of visa runs. They can be valid in some cases for a year and renewed a number of times.
by chenda
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:18 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Permanent Nomad
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Permanent Nomad

When you say second residence do you mean buying property in a second country and splitting you time between the two ?
by chenda
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:12 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Trade unions
Replies: 21
Views: 918

Re: Trade unions

I think this will be difficult to discuss in an apolitical way.
by chenda
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:05 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Lifespan
Replies: 66
Views: 8669

Re: Lifespan

Well, you see, it blocks the effects of testosterone... Finasteride blocks the enzyme 5-alpha reductase which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the latter of which causes male pattern baldness in men who are genetically susceptible. It doesn't block hormones, testosterone levels s...
by chenda
Tue Jan 31, 2023 11:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 1177
Views: 182074

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Hristo Botev wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:29 am
I believe I posted this previously, but my "unicorn" of a truck for my daughter is that it not have a back seat (at most jump seats only) and be a stick.
Maybe consider a smart car, which has no back seat for shenanigans. +1 on making her learn on a manual.
by chenda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:55 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Dying Well
Replies: 31
Views: 1860

Re: Dying Well

In terms of diaries/journals, you can always donate them to a historical preservation society. Here's an example of one such organization: https://www.thegreatdiaryproject.co.uk/ Yes that's what I've willed with my diaries. Can't be certain I won't redact some of the really embarrassing stuff thoug...
by chenda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:18 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Dying Well
Replies: 31
Views: 1860

Re: Dying Well

I'm glad my aunt was able to live in her sprawling town house right to the end, where she lived for over 60 years. Clearing out her stuff was actually very cathartic and satisfying. It's nice to do something for a loved one even after they have gone. Everything went to an appropriate place and I thi...
by chenda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:23 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Dying Well
Replies: 31
Views: 1860

Re: Dying Well

There is a documentary along the dark side of those lines about people in Scandinavia who die and there is nobody to inherit little there is left, so the council employees take the task of post mortem death cleaning. I worked once for a housing association and there were a number of incidents of ne...
by chenda
Sun Jan 29, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Dying Well
Replies: 31
Views: 1860

Re: Dying Well

When my aunt died her house was full of 80 years worth of letters, diaries and academic work, all chaotically stored. It took weeks or sorting and difficult decisions about what to do with it. Especially when flicking through diaries and letters I saw some pretty personal and malicious content about...
by chenda
Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:53 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing in Self Storage spaces?
Replies: 22
Views: 1530

Re: Investing in Self Storage spaces?

I'm not sure it makes much sense to keep essential supplies in such a remote, isolated location at the control of some third party. When SHTF how you going to travel 1000s of miles to get there ?
by chenda
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:16 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 355
Views: 173032

Re: Resources and recommend watching

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Sun Jan 29, 2023 7:38 am
The 81 year old "handyman" guy who is living with all his belongings in his van trying to find a wealthy woman in the community to sponge off
Sounds like he'd be better off in Phuket. That retirement village looks like hell on earth for an introvert.
by chenda
Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: No grid challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 1450

Re: No grid challenge

It's an unfortunate truth that more air miles will equate to more Bangladeshi children drowning. On the other hand, Michael O'Leary off of Ryanair probably deserves the Charlemagne award for helping to unify Europe. We can do without cars or off season produce. But the world I think would be a more ...
by chenda
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:23 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Lifespan
Replies: 66
Views: 8669

Re: Lifespan

Right, natural selection has given us all an over sensitivity to pattern recognition, so ghosts are culturally universal and at least subjectively real. I had a Tarot reading once and I found it useful, if only to prompt me into asking myself useful questions. I think we sometimes throw the baby out...