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by jennypenny
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Audio books
Replies: 15
Views: 3081

Re: Audio books

If you haven't listened to them already, the Hardcore History podcasts (by Dan Carlin) are great. Some of the subjects take as long as an entire audiobook (~15 hours). If it hasn't changed, you can only download episodes from the last couple years on the normal podcast apps. You can buy them all fo...
by jennypenny
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1555
Views: 279467

Re: Investments Trade Log

Mister Imperceptible wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:24 pm
My brokerage account is down 7% in one day.
Why? The only bad news I've seen today is that Google is buying Fitbit (so I have to say bye bye to my fitbit).
by jennypenny
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: BC#10 Private Truths, Public Lies - The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: BC#10 Private Truths, Public Lies - The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification

When I was listening to Tyler Cowen's latest podcast with Henry Farrell , Kuran's name/ideas came up again towards the end when they discussed the enormous changes in Ireland over the last 30 years. I feel like Kuran's ideas don't get enough airtime, especially given how relevant they are in our qui...
by jennypenny
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Tiny House/Small House Resources
Replies: 144
Views: 42296

Re: Tiny House/Small House Resources

I don't think it has to be turf houses (although I like wofati designs). I was more interested in how they were linked together. If the main parts of the compound were separate, it would be easier and more flexible to allow for different types of homes to connect to the community. I was thinking of ...
by jennypenny
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 543
Views: 73200

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

I think we should stop shrinking Suo. He’s unhappy and just needs a place to vent. We’ve all been there.

Only he can decide what’s best. I hope he finds a way to get happy (no matter what it is).
by jennypenny
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Tiny House/Small House Resources
Replies: 144
Views: 42296

Re: Tiny House/Small House Resources

I like this video of Icelandic turf houses . What I really like is how they link the houses with hallways under the turf (starts @8min). I'd love that kind of set up regardless of the type of tiny house. We're planning some pretty big renovations to our own house so I should really be watching video...
by jennypenny
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Tiny House/Small House Resources
Replies: 144
Views: 42296

Re: Tiny House/Small House Resources

I want to be this woman when I grow up. If I was alone, her lifestyle would be my goal. Retired Woman Builds Her Own Tiny House for Affordable Living (video) Brigitte is an inspiring woman with a wonderful outlook on life. She built herself a tiny house with the help of a contractor and she has been...
by jennypenny
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Conversations that Changed Everything
Replies: 37
Views: 8685

Re: Conversations that Changed Everything

I was out walking our new rescue pup today and ran into a neighbor I hadn't seen in a while (our girls went to school together but are grown and gone now). She said her husband, who is 62yo and a marathon runner/health nut, retired last December and then found out in February he had double hit lymph...
by jennypenny
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Why some stay in one place for decades; and, the importance of alternative paths
Replies: 44
Views: 2632

Re: Why some stay in one place for decades; and, the importance of alternative paths

Tyler Cowen's The Complacent Class deals with this, for those who haven't read it yet.

It might also be cyclical. I've heard both Neil Howe and Tyler Cowen suggest as much in interviews ... that people get kind of stuck in place before there's a big 'disruption'.
by jennypenny
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations
Replies: 98
Views: 8190

Re: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations

I thought it was just me. Sometimes when DH is out of town I wear his jacket because it smells like him. Warms me up in all kinds of ways.


And now I’ve officially derailed this thread twice. Sorry. :oops:
by jennypenny
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations
Replies: 98
Views: 8190

Re: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations

I'm not sure that 'conflict' leads to learning. I know I get hung up on language, but framing these discussions that way might land you in the I-ask-lots-of-questions-but-dismiss-everyone's-answers category on the forum, which would impede learning and erode the quality of the responses you get. I'm...
by jennypenny
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations
Replies: 98
Views: 8190

Re: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations

I feel like we get (sometimes woefully uninformed) people asking for advice on a range of topics, and generally the questions are treated respectfully. No one is expected to know everything about education, investing, money management, gardening, etc. I'm not sure why this topic is any different. MI...
by jennypenny
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 543
Views: 73200

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

Signs of a Mid-Life Crisis (taken from a marriage counselor’s website) Discontent or bored with life (including people and things) that provided fulfilment beforehand Feeling restless and wanting to do something completely different Anxiety about the future Confusion about who you are or where your...
by jennypenny
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The ERE Wheaton Scale
Replies: 223
Views: 38892

Re: The ERE Wheaton Scale

Aren’t you (all) talking about a Wheaton scale of power/influence, not net worth? It could be applied to any of the types of capital a person can accumulate, making the comparisons apples to apples. It seems to me the point of all the attempts at formulas is to infer how much influence or power one ...
by jennypenny
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Guest post on GRS: A ten year update
Replies: 42
Views: 4361

Re: Guest post on GRS: A ten year update

Dude, I'm not trying to teach deep philosophy in elementary school. I just think that basic logic (ok, philosophy 101) is a life skill that many people lack. Logic and Reasoning are taught during the first semester of science in our HS (part of a freshman STEM survey class). It's becoming more comm...
by jennypenny
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Yields and Flows
Replies: 87
Views: 8920

Re: Yields and Flows

Actually, any experiment/experience with any sort of fasting, inclusive of "consumer spending fast" that also has a social, ecological or spiritual component will tend towards emergence of states such as "profound gratitude" and/or "sharp bend in perspective." I wonder if the moats jacob talked abo...
by jennypenny
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Take 5
Replies: 28
Views: 3938

Re: Take 5

@Frita -- I just wanted to say that I read your brief mention of what happened to you and I'm so so sorry. This month has been an emotional rollercoaster for me. Perhaps my expectation of decompressing is unrealistic. It seems like I am actually feeling worse, though quitting my job was the right th...
by jennypenny
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Yields and Flows
Replies: 87
Views: 8920

Re: Yields and Flows

In terms of the [self-]pedagogical moats, I think it's possible to split the Wheaton table into three stages that might explain it. I've noticed how noobs always start out by cutting things away. This is why the initial impression as well as the initial strategy of frugality, simple living, volunta...