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by Pedal2Petal
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

2017 my rockiest year of retirement yet. But without some struggle, one becomes too soft. I don't ask for fewer burdens, but a stronger back. My laziness finally caught up to me as my income started dropping at a worrying pace. I hired a writer from the Netherlands, paying him out of pocket to write...
by Pedal2Petal
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

Ah, you're visiting the South. I'm afraid that's too far to travel for a day trip. If you get a chance, try see some of God's Own Country (Yorkshire), it won't disappoint, but I'm biased being a local :P. There's a lot more to the country than London, as I'm sure you'll appreciate if you've travell...
by Pedal2Petal
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

When I meet with the New Media dept at BCIT, they may ask me to provide a sample class outline. So I'll have one ready to show them. I have 2 lists, one for a full class on SEO, and enough for half a class on Website Monetization. I could integrate website monetization into the SEO class, or build i...
by Pedal2Petal
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

I never knew you were Dutch. I would think you'd have family you could stay with in the Netherlands, but I suppose it's fun to stay with new friends there as well. Happy travels and see you next time we are in the same place. I'm 3rd generation Dutch Canadian, and 4th+ generation Dutch American, so...
by Pedal2Petal
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

Are you still coming to Hawaii? I've been quietly following your journal (really interesting stuff!) and would be interested in meeting you. I'm in Honolulu with my wife and son. You just missed me! I was there from the 6th to the 16th, and did not check ERE during that time. I would have loved to ...
by Pedal2Petal
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

Thanks for the detailed explanation. I'm glad you are not a white supremacist, I was prepared to be really disappointed. I grew up in a city where the KKK had enough support that we actually had a large klan rally and march. As a group they are very good at having self inflicted wounds and blaming ...
by Pedal2Petal
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

My understanding is that the Pepe the frog meme is a symbol of white supremacy. Are you seriously a white supremacist? My apologies in advance if I am misunderstanding. That's a common conception but he is not. The Pepe meme is infinitely versatile, perhaps the most versatile meme we have. He can b...
by Pedal2Petal
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

looks like following some Trump shit posters is way more entertaining than following liberal weenies (I get most of the latter in more recent times being in CA). Sentiment in Bay Area, CA is Apocalypse Nigh. Welcome, friend. I think you'll find you like making america great better than whining and ...
by Pedal2Petal
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

How is this for a catchy title to a book:

I will teach you to be free

Some alternatives

How to be free
How I became free

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by Pedal2Petal
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

I know people who regret they had children early, who should have waited, who are happy with one child, who are happy with no children, who wish they only had one child. To say having children will work out much better than you think is an odd thing to say. I stand by my statement, that it will wor...
by Pedal2Petal
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

:?: Congratulations on this. :) We were going to have a baby this year but we decided not to. Truthfully we are just afraid of the entire prospect of it, so who knows what we'll do. Just do it and it will work out much better than you think. I promise you that your only regret will be that you didn'...
by Pedal2Petal
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

Great answers. My only question: why aren't you writing a book? Interesting, what would the book be about? If I had a large loyal audience that could guarantee enough book sales to make it at least somewhat worth it, I might. I did write a short book on how to start a bicycle composting company but...
by Pedal2Petal
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: UrbanHermit's Journal
Replies: 42
Views: 11173

Re: UrbanHermit's Journal

I live in Charleston, SC and my rent so no where near that bad. But I've been thinking about living in a van. What recommendations do you have. Personally I like Sprinter vans the best because they are roomy, tall and have excellent gas mileage while being "stealth" enough for city use. You can sea...
by Pedal2Petal
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: UrbanHermit's Journal
Replies: 42
Views: 11173

Re: UrbanHermit's Journal

Hey it's cool to see this journal from another guy in Vancouver. A few of you in here too. My wife and I just moved from North Van to Burnaby and are paying 960$ for a 2-BR, or 480$ each. I've lived in several places that were as low as 250$/mo in this city. Many single people live in vans in this c...
by Pedal2Petal
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

Pedal2Petal Q&A I've been approached to do a Q&A for Spanish language blog called opinatron I'm posting it here as well because I know my loyal readers will be interested in a lot of this. What motivated you to want to retire early? I worked many jobs and got bored of all of them relatively quickly...
by Pedal2Petal
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

Well, I guess it depends on each person, but let's not kid ourselves: it's hot as fuck in Texas. When your thoughts are Oregon, Nevada, and Texas, I think Oregon stands out as being the most pleasant. Yeah, I actually would prefer to stay as close to British Columbia as possible. I personally like ...
by Pedal2Petal
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Pedal2Petal wrote: I'm very intrigued by Texas as well.
Eww, why?
What's wrong with Texas? It has cheap land and its people are armed and free.
by Pedal2Petal
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

We seeded exclusively with clover in E Washington, and pocket gophers promptly moved in to eat it all. They hadn't been tempted by the previous grass or other things we were trying to grow. Deer also consider clover to be the equivalent of candy. I don't know if either of these would be an issue wh...
by Pedal2Petal
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

"I had heard of a group in Victoria, BC, called Pedal to Petal, which ran a pedal-powered compost pickup service; I was inspired by what they were doing, so I figured I'd spend the fall and winter doing something similar..." Page xix, Preface, The Urban Farmer, Curtis Stone Yes I actually met Curti...
by Pedal2Petal
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 29835

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

I have so many updates I don’t know where to begin. Maybe that's appropriate for post 100. The 8 Hour Garden I’ve negotiated relocating the garden to the better, sunnier spot. Now our crops will thrive in 8+ hours of sunshine from May to September. http://i.imgur.com/858Bzls.jpg The quote came back ...