Are you looking for true financial freedom? How would you like to retire early? Tired of your boring job, your boss from hell and your daily commute?
Well get over it, because your life doesn't get any better.

Welcome to Freedom 85! Where life is lived one day at a time. Where working is not just an option, but the only option.

Can you say, "Welcome to Walmart?" Well, you better start practicing....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sucks Getting Old is getting old

It sucks getting old.  But when all we can do is to "get old", there is not many viable alternatives.  The Swiss, god bless them, are making provisions for "end of life planning", or what clinics will call "We take walk-outs."

The Swiss have done much for mountains, banking, and the putting of holes in cheese.  I think they even gave us Yello, but I could be wrong.

Wrong is something we get alot as we get older.  And it sucks being wrong, almost as much as it sucks getting old.

In the last year, I have had the misfortune of having one of my dearest friends die from cancer.  Another acquaintance just passed on, with the euphemistic body riddled.

Life itself is a riddle.  But riddles, like the Swiss, and like cancer, and getting old suck.   There are no guarantees, no best before dates, no use before cautions.
At a certain point there is truth alone.  And death and taxes and gravity are all pretty safe bets.

Seven come eleven, boxcars or snake-eyes.  That's life.  Sometimes youse a winner, and sometimes, it's craps.   It is all how you roll it, little lady.   Little Lady Luck.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Warming your heart with your hands

It is enough to warm your heart with your hands.

Drums of fire on the corner filled with insurance papers, tax forms, yellow journalism, love letters, and family portraits.

Let us pause to consider those less fortunate.  

Forced to drink mexican beers on beaches with blondes in bikinis.

At Freedom 85, we say feh to the fortunate.  Give us a drum of fire, and a grudge to nurture, and we are filled.