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A few months back I came to a realization, not some great epiphany but a simple awareness of something that had long gone unnoticed; for the past twenty-plus years I have never lived in a place longer than two years.  I’ve always known I was a bit of a wanderer, but had never really paid attention to how deep than wandering nature ran within me.  Continue reading

The Stoic’s Spending Revealed: February Edition

Reporting my expenses here has definitely helped bring more consistency in tracking my expenses.  As I mentioned before, I slacked off a bit last year in tracking personal expenses when I started working for myself in the summer of last year.  The goal wasn’t so much about setting out to change my spending habits, although I would love to see my “food” expenses reduced, but to have hard numbers based on the way I live so that I can properly plan for how to cover those expenses when I no longer have to work. Continue reading

The Stoic’s Kitchen

Cooking is something I really started getting interested in when I was living in Saudi Arabia.  It may have started with my desire to make some of the amazing flat breads and hummus I was eating at the time.  It’s also where I first started flirting with eating more like a vegetarian, inspired by a friend I met in Oman.  I started experimenting more and more with grain and vegetable based meals and continue to do so.  Cooking remains an activity that brings me a great deal of joy and since it’s my most expensive category of spending each month, I thought I would share with you guys some of the things that are cooked in The Stoic’s Kitchen. Continue reading