So here’s a rather deep question – what gives our life meaning? Where did we find meaning? Grizzly Mom and I have been struggling with this question a lot since we both quit our respective jobs in Big Tech and Big Law. One of the first things we realized when embarking down this path is […]
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So the Grizzlies recently moved back to the Midwest – Kansas City specifically. Home of The Royals; good BBQ; mid-western values; strangely enough, Robert Heinlein (the Wikipedia page for People from Kansas City is full of awesome folks!), and Grizzly Dad. The city itself has a bunch of nicknames: BBQ Capital of the World, City […]
What’s the point of all this? Why should someone scrimp and save? Drive old cars? Cook dinners at home? Not buy the most expensive house they can afford? You only live once and you can’t take it with you, so why shouldn’t you just enjoy your money while it’s coming it? For me, it all […]
Welcome back to us! First, we both want to apologize for the lack of updates over the last few months. The best excuse we can give is that other things got in the way. What exactly were those other things? We’ll write about each of them in a lot more detail as separate posts, but […]
As we undertake this journey to independence, Mrs. Grizzly and I have many opportunities to reflect on both benefits and problems of this society we’ve created. There are a LOT of benefits, don’t anyone ever convince you otherwise. Beyond shiny gadgets and ridiculously fast cars, instant delivery of almost anything, or cat videos on the […]
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost, The Road not Taken The above passage is from one of the most beloved, and unfortunately […]
Time slips away. And it slips away faster every day that passes, every hour. I was reminded of just how fast by a phone call this morning. A good friend from college and I talked for an hour. About houses, our kids, careers, old friends, all the mundane things of life. It was the best […]
Over the last few days, as our family gets ready for Christmas I’ve had a bit of time to think. Time to think about the path that many in our society choose. I’d like to talk about what we as a society value and how we can work to find a different way. A way […]
Mrs. Grizzly and I talk about the simple pleasures in life a lot: a walk to the park, a good meal cooked at home, a long run, coloring pictures with Baby Bear. We’ve converted our life over the last year to focus on those small things, those joys that populate every day of our wonderful […]
If you’ve been a regular reader you might have noticed that the output from the grizzlies has dropped off over the last few weeks. I’ve been lucky to get one post up a week, and Grizzly Mom has disappeared entirely. You might have thought that maybe we returned to the woods to live out our bearish […]