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by chenda
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 79
Views: 4052

Re: A Jacob Mention

Very disappointed as to how Alphaville has been treated on this thread @jacob your posts above really were very condescending in their tone. We have lost a good forum member whose contribution, I, for one, greatly valued.
by chenda
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 317
Views: 62634

Re: Polyamory Support Group

RoamingFrancis wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:07 pm
Any ideas, o wise forumites?
Maybe a Catholic dating app ?
by chenda
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 68
Views: 5686

Re: Bodyweight exercises

guitarplayer wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:11 am
Anyway, good luck with getting fitter!
Thanks you too :)
by chenda
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 68
Views: 5686

Re: Bodyweight exercises

Just thought I would add this as a resource: http://www.startbodyweight.com/ I've found it very useful, it includes a full body basic bodyweight routine, and progressions for a lot of common exercises. Thanks that's a really useful blog. @guiterplayer - you've lost me in all that algebra! I just gr...
by chenda
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 79
Views: 4052

Re: A Jacob Mention

I saw someone once angrily denounce ERE as 'Communism' :lol:
by chenda
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Semi-retirement locations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2434

Re: Semi-retirement locations?

How about Mexico ? Cheaper than the US I assume and see you saving rate soar. Baja California maybe...and not far away :)
by chenda
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: AstraZeneca vaccine
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: AstraZeneca vaccine

The risk, if it even exists, is so small that it's just not worth worrying about. You're far more likely to die from covid (or be hit by a car) even as a healthy 40 year old. If it reassures you, I'm under 40 and had the astra-zeneca as did many of my colleagues who were younger. Aside from a day or...
by chenda
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Can I retire with 4 children?
Replies: 81
Views: 3945

Re: Can I retire with 4 children?

Laura Ingalls wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:24 am
Or move somewhere where we can buy into the state system i.e. CostaRica.
Yes I was thinking the $18000 health care bill could paradoxically be seen as a huge safety margin, in as much as to how willing you would be to move somewhere with cheaper healthcare if you needed to.
by chenda
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Examining Inflation
Replies: 159
Views: 16299

Re: Examining Inflation

I don't recall the figure but a huge number of ships have apparently been scrapped during covid, as they were worth more as scrap metal than just sitting empty in a dock costing mooring fees for shipping companies, as global trade dropped. Often newish ships with years of life left in them. It will ...
by chenda
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 671
Views: 174644

Re: m741's ERE Journal

Suggestions would be appreciated, of course. Maybe you could you start remote working from abroad and maybe try living in a few countries for while, or take a sabbatical and travel and see which ones you like ? Portugal is pretty great as a retirement destination or remote working; low COL, sunny, ...
by chenda
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stoicism
Replies: 29
Views: 5188

Re: Stoicism

Alphaville wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:10 am
anyway i'd vouch for those 2. they earn him a place in the pantheon.
Great I'll add them to my list! (I literally have a to watch list, an analogue one ; )
by chenda
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stoicism
Replies: 29
Views: 5188

Re: Stoicism

ow, i hated that movie, i thought its meaning was "cgi tigers" :lol: Haha I did like it but I'm quite sentimental and I like all things ancient. His other films have never appealed to me, although I've not seen many of them to be fair. https://youtu.be/u-LsLd4RP5g Jordan Petersen is appar...
by chenda
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stoicism
Replies: 29
Views: 5188

Re: Stoicism

is that where mary beard went to school? ;) (that place is made up! i tried to look it up! :lol: ) anyway yeah i mean marcus aurelius gave rome commodus, so he can't have been that great. i do like seneca though, not as a guru (who needs one?) but as solid entertainment. Haha yes it was the first o...
by chenda
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 68
Views: 5686

Re: Bodyweight exercises

So I'm now on the following: 3 X 10 half press ups (knees on ground) 3 X 30 seconds planks 3 X 10 Bridges 3 X 10 squats 3 X 10 doorframe pulls 3 times a week...I was doing 4 times but I found I needed more muscle recovery. Some of the gains I initially thought I had have disappeared, though I think ...
by chenda
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: UAPs .. This changes everything?
Replies: 20
Views: 2751

Re: UAPs .. This changes everything?

Another thing is that circular/saucer shaped aircraft have terrible aerodynamics and are almost impossible to make work, which is why they are never built (Ok not a problem in space)
by chenda
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Not made for consuming ~ Bos journal
Replies: 25
Views: 2142

Re: Not made for consuming ~ Bos journal

I stopped drawing and painting last year, because I just cannot find the energy for it. A method I've adopted is to commit to doing a tiny amount of something every day. I'm trying to write a story, and saying I'll write 5000 words this weekend never worked. So I just write a minimum of 20 words a ...
by chenda
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: UAPs .. This changes everything?
Replies: 20
Views: 2751

Re: UAPs .. This changes everything?

I'm a bit skeptical of all this, though I have seen UFOs twice. Well I saw things (with witnesses) in the sky which are hard to rationally explain.
by chenda
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Can I retire with 4 children?
Replies: 81
Views: 3945

Re: Can I retire with 4 children?

That does not sound like hogwash to me! I believe in it all, although I have not yet had any such intense spiritual experiences. Thing is though I don't want to loose my sense of 'I'. Indeed I think it's potentially a bit dangerous, leading to depersonalisation, especially if done outside a monastic...
by chenda
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stoicism
Replies: 29
Views: 5188

Re: Stoicism

@Alphaville :lol:

I didn't read the full article but it is funny how 'ancient wisdom' often has much more credibility in modern spirituality than modern wisdom. Ancient Roman emperors have more marketing appeal than a postgrad from Nuneaton Polytechnic.
by chenda
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Can I retire with 4 children?
Replies: 81
Views: 3945

Re: Can I retire with 4 children?

I think you can retire with a lot of safety margin, and I am actually a bit surprised by some of the cautious advice above (I don't mean that as a criticism of anyone, just an observation) However, maybe you could negotiate a sabbatical or period of unpaid leave to try out the lifestyle first and se...