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by Western Red Cedar
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 223
Views: 30042

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Trip Report - Kettle Crest Trail I made it out to the Colville National Forest for a backpacking adventure last weekend. I'm anticipating some pretty severe wildfires this year due to the drought, so I've tried to get out earlier in the season. It was a nice opportunity to get my mind off of work. I...
by Western Red Cedar
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 296
Views: 131717

Re: Resources and recommend watching

For those interested in food, farming or permaculture I'd recommend The Biggest Little Farm. Very well done and inspirational. I watched it twice and will probably watch it again. It helps that one of the farmers is a documentary filmmaker. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daB6ync3Ytg First ...
by Western Red Cedar
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital
Replies: 82
Views: 4519

Re: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital

From the WL6>7 thread, I'm interested in: 1) Stories/examples of how folks have employed high level social skills/capital, and what yields those skills/capital generated. Particularly where one could have employed a technical skill (fix leaky sink), but chose to employ social skill instead (did/cal...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How will you evaluate this job offer
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: How will you evaluate this job offer

I think @Seppia has some good advice. I was in a similar position at your age a couple of years ago and a friend told me that you're likely to do the same amount of work whether you take the promotion or not. I didn't take it, but he was right and I've been working more for the same amount of pay. I...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mountainFrugal Journal
Replies: 37
Views: 4889

Re: mountainFrugal Journal

Loads of great updates here - congrats!

I've meant to volunteer with some local trail-building groups for the last couple of years, but keep putting it off. Well-done! I did it professionally for a short period, and really enjoyed it. Seems like a great way to meet like-minded people.
by Western Red Cedar
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 702
Views: 99398

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Glad to hear you are healing up. I dig the air filter animation - it reminds me of something I would have seen while living in Seoul. I could barely get off the couch after my 2nd Covid shot. Pretty impressed you were out bagging summits the next day. Feel free to PM me if you're in the PNW in the n...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: M2aS’ Journal
Replies: 31
Views: 2790

Re: M2aS’ Journal

Here is a link to imgur. That is what I use as it seems to be anonymous as opposed to other sites. After you upload a photo you click a button that says "share links" and choose the link option for forums. Then paste that here. You should be able to see if it works when you click preview o...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: ERE songs
Replies: 151
Views: 59637

Re: ERE songs

A couple of reggae tracks for the summer.

Junior Reid - Poor Man Transportation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPsbCbRRdQY

Black Uhuru - Mondays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmYmbgCXIY
by Western Red Cedar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 261
Views: 21916

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

@Ego - Most definitely. I've known a couple people like that, but they tend to be quite social and extroverted. I'm speaking a bit from a salaryman perspective. The limitations I'm thinking of may simply be the result of spending most of my waking hours on certain tasks, and the necessary energy req...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 261
Views: 21916

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

If so, is it logical to figure out ways to put myself in the top right quadrant? Should I strive to become highly capable in both practical and social skills while maintaining the ability to do either when the other is absent or impossible? Of course, I can't fix the plumbing myself and have a frie...
by Western Red Cedar
Mon May 31, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: does anybody here use a cargo bike?
Replies: 32
Views: 2707

Re: does anybody here use a cargo bike?

@Cam - that sounds like a good test! @Alphaville - Sorry, I realized I never answered your questions. The trailer isn't heavy and is just made from some basic scrap wood with some lightweight (maybe aluminum?) metal to connect the wheels and the trailer to the bike. I still haven't hauled anything i...
by Western Red Cedar
Mon May 31, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 261
Views: 21916

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

Yeah, but where are the threads discussing the intricacies of highly developed social capital (beyond amorous relationships)? I must have missed those. My biggest point was only that (1) this crowd tends to be deficient in social skill development,* and (2) blending social skills with other skills ...
by Western Red Cedar
Mon May 31, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 223
Views: 30042

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

@M2aS - I ended up bailing on the CdL trip and went to the Blue Mountains in NE Oregon instead on the recommendation of a friend from work. The trip in a few weeks will be my first overnight bicycle trip. I'm looking at a 250 mile bike trip, probably over 4 nights/5 days. The camping is all at estab...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun May 30, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 223
Views: 30042

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Financial Update: NW - 399, 340 (+6,222) Another step forward financially. It was honestly nice to see the markets take a bit of a breather considering the rapid increases we've seen over the last year. The last few months I've been less focused on money, and it seems like a minor backdrop now. I ca...
by Western Red Cedar
Thu May 27, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 223
Views: 30042

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Great podcast. Thanks for sharing! I wasn't anticipating the pivot at the end that focused on identifying your strengths and interests, and using those to take bigger steps in the climate change battle professionally. This represents my approach, and where I've placed my professional focus for the l...
by Western Red Cedar
Thu May 27, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta
Replies: 290
Views: 61980

Re: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta

Money Isn't Real: I can definitely see why you've emphasized social capital in the WL discussion and elsewhere. I also tend to place a high value on social capital and think it is under-leveraged in this community. Social connections and relationships are often more powerful than money. I basically...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue May 25, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 101
Views: 43068

Re: guitar player's journal

Nice update! Best of luck with the garden. Yesterday DW asked me what would I do if work became much worse than it is, and essentially unbearable. With no hesitation I told her that I would just quit, no worries at all. This is just such a great feeling. The thing is though, it's not like I have rea...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue May 25, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 223
Views: 30042

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

@MT - always a pleasure to share with you fine folks. I definitely felt like a bit of a novice on my backpacking trip. I went out with my brother-in-law a couple years ago and he had a laminated list for backpacking supplies. I don't know how I hadn't thought of that. I finally decided to make one b...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun May 23, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 702
Views: 99398

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

So the term dirtbagERE aims to find a certain balance between the two: a highly strategic and effective approach to money, multiyear stash, passive income, but constructed in such a way that stoke/purpose/freedom-to is what is being centralized, is what is being solved for. I mean that's semiERE I ...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed May 19, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Davtheram12's Journal
Replies: 23
Views: 2697

Re: Davtheram12's Journal

I think another thing to keep in mind is that your decision to walk away puts a spotlight on bullying and inappropriate behavior at your old job. Other employees were probably dealing with similar micro (or macro) aggressions. My wife had some negative experiences with a manipulative narcissist at a...