Portugal? Why Did You Move to Portugal?

Portugal? Why Did You Move to Portugal?

In my last post where I announced my move to Portugal, I also said that I would attempt to explain why I moved to Portugal (and why Portugal, specifically) in my next post. This is that post. So, why did I move to Portugal? Excellent question and one I have to step...
I’ve Got Big News to Share—I Moved to Portugal!

I’ve Got Big News to Share—I Moved to Portugal!

It’s been pretty quiet around these parts, so if you’ve been wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to, well… I moved to Portugal! Just over a month ago I packed up three suitcases, one dog, and my dear friend, Sophia (expert handler),...
Wandering and Wellness: Thoughts on Pattern Interruption

Wandering and Wellness: Thoughts on Pattern Interruption

We should take wandering outdoor walks, so that the mind might be nourished and refreshed by the open air and deep breathing. The quote (Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind, 17.8), above, is part of the daily meditation for June 21st from The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations...
The Job Security Myth—And Financial Independence For Everyone

The Job Security Myth—And Financial Independence For Everyone

I haven’t had a job in more than thirteen years, and I couldn’t be happier—or feel more secure. While people far and wide, from one end of the political spectrum to the other, worry about who will create jobs and whose fault it is that there are few choice...
Thoughts on Solitude & Loneliness

Thoughts on Solitude & Loneliness

This passage from Olivia Lang’s book The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, has me thinking about my relationship to loneliness and being alone: Loneliness is difficult to confess; difficult too to categorise. Like depression, a state with which it...
When Everything Goes Wrong: Travel Edition

When Everything Goes Wrong: Travel Edition

I recently returned from three weeks of travel in Europe. Except for a few days of travel in London (during the worst storm EVER) and  24-hours in Brussels, I spent most of my time in and around Lisbon. For those who haven’t been, or who wonder, “why Lisbon” here are...