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My New Old Project: This Blog

I think this site needs an overhaul. I haven’t written much in the past few years.  It’s not because I didn’t want to, or because I didn’t have things to write about. It’s because most of my experiences have been a little too personal to share with my preferred audience of, well . . . everyone in the universe. It’s been a wild ride of divorce, missing my kids, workaholism,…

Indiana Farm

Never Stop Exploring

They say familiarity breeds contempt, and I know that the longer I stay in a place, the more I take it for granted.  In fact, many people I know (myself included) have spent much of their lives near many historic and beautiful locations and never gone to check them out.  I’ve been living on the gorgeous Japanese island of Okinawa for over five years now, and I remember my amazement…

It would be best if it looked like this.

Rich & Eccentric Checklist: Your Friend Tony’s Retirement Plan

As I’m sure my faithful readers are aware, I have a long list of things I’d like to do when I’m no longer at the mercy of something so conventional and restrictive as a job to make my living.  After giving it much thought, here’s what I’ve come up with for my retirement plan.  Don’t worry; you can do it too! Phase 1:  Retire from the Military I’ve got several…

Liebster Award

Metablog: YFT Wins a Liebster (or Two)

Since I started this blog, I have received a number of reader recognition awards from fellow bloggers.  First I got the Versatile Blogger Award from Miss Z at Blame it on Disney, and then I got a Liebster Blog Award from TheBrontëSister.  Last month when I was slaving away at NaNoWriMo and my job, hardly writing anything for this blog, my good friend Miss Z nominated me for another Liebster…