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Geographical Independence

Drop the Baggage for Freedom to Roam

We've been thinking about geographical independence...going where you want, when you want...and what a life "on the road" means both now, and through the ages...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Pay Less Tax by Choosing the Right Place to Live

The Beatles were right on the money when they sang... If you drive a car, I'll tax the street, If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat, If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat, If you take a walk...

Digital CurrenciesFree Thinking

Living Deliberately in Our Rapidly Changing World

It seems a lifetime has passed since we started our humble little project. Indeed, when the first issue mailed, Britain was still a card-carrying member of the European Union... our favorite...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Join the Shared Economy to Disrupt the Status Quo

"The taxis in this town are a mafia," the driver exclaimed in rapid-patter Spanish. She met our eye deliberately in the rearview mirror, as if to stress the point. "For too long they've had...

Free Thinking

Think for Yourself in This Time of Change

The Brits are divided over it. The Americans are celebrating it. And the French, Dutch, and Italians (among others) are at last considering it. Can you smell it, Dear Reader? Independence, in...

Free Thinking

The Idea of Freedom

When British armed forces surrendered to the American revolutionaries after the Battle of Saratoga, in 1777, Sir John Sinclair is said to have commented to the moral philosopher, Adam Smith...

Free Thinking

Don’t Let Politics Get Under Your Skin

"I can't bear to think about it," the lady said, clearly exasperated. "It's just so disturbing. To imagine this candidate actually becoming president. It's...it's unspeakable." Your editor was

Free ThinkingTravel

Cultivating a New Life on Island Time

"Is this the only place you can get Chinese food in Syracuse?" We put the question to the owner of a nearby take-out joint here in Sicily last night. Her modestly decorated, though well-located

Free Thinking

Join the Sharing Economy to Save More and Work Less

We're setting out across the island today, so we've no time for lengthy musings. Regular readers will recall that we tried this journey once already earlier in the week...only to have our rental

Free Thinking

Who Needs a Super Yacht?

"Do you think the guy with the smaller one suffers from 'yacht envy?'" The question was posed by your editor's wife...to your conspicuously yachtless editor. We looked out over the water, from