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Re: Mike is here

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:58 am
by chenda
Stahlmann wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:49 am
interesting time management skills over here.
You are really digging through the archives.

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:37 pm
by RockyMtnLiving
This is my first post. This thread, which taps into the past in a way that is moving for me, drew me out of the bleachers.

I miss Mike's posts over at lackingambition.com. A couple of times a year, I read them all. I wonder where he is, what he is doing.

I'm am old guy with little to add to the sage and thoughtful discussions here. I just wanted to weigh in to say that that Mr. Fisker (here) and Mike (lackingambition.com) literally changed my life a decade ago or so. I follow many of the journals here, too; they are inspirational and profound. Many of you are diarists, or novelists.

Thank you good folks here very much.

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:37 am
by ajcoleman22
Same. I check his blog every once in a while to see if there is a new post. I wonder what he is doing as well.

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:15 pm
by 2Birds1Stone
Has anyone tried emailing him? mike@lackingambition.com

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:18 pm
by Fiddle
Same. Finding ERE and lackingambition back in 2011 changed my life.

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:14 pm
by Frita
I’ll have to check out lackingambition.com. What did you find to be most life hanging about it?

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:18 pm
by RockyMtnLiving
For me, the posts at lackingambition.com were, and are, influential for several reasons.

First, the philosophy it represents, similar to here. The approach is akin to Henry David Thoreau.

Second, the writing style and narrative. He is/was a terrific diarist. And again, in a way that is similar to some of the journals here.

And third, the fact that he just up and quit several years ago, seemingly disappearing overnight.

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:40 am
by lightfruit55
Same here. Stumbling onto Mike and Jacob back in 2013 was life changing. I literally googled "lacking ambition" and that led me to Mike which led me down the ERE rabbit hole. I've hopped onto lackingambition site a couple of times yearly just to check if there's been any update. Always wondered what he's up to now and if he's alright.

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:29 pm
by canoe
I would genuinely pay money for a "Where I am Now" update from Mike like what Jacob did here: https://www.getrichslowly.org/early-retirement-extreme/

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:23 pm
by Lemur
OP last active: Fri Aug 22, 2014
Blog posts stopped around May 2014 as well.


Interesting. OP's blog was influential for me as well.

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:34 pm
by chenda
I always think the worst when people suddenly stop posting.

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:17 pm
by theanimal
I probably check his blog about once a month, hoping for to find an update

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:44 pm
by Kipling
Like others, I found MikeBOS entirely engaging. Partly because, as @ RockyMtnLiving points out, he grew into a truly excellent writer; and also, ditto, because he did FI 'a different way'.

Other early greats:

Brave New Life
Simple Living in Suffolk
JL Collins

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:30 am
by joseph14NR
Welcome to you

Re: Mike is here

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:32 am
by Dream of Freedom
The name of this thread just doesn't work anymore.