Friday, October 14, 2022

Indy vs. Boston battle for America's best suburbs

Joining Carmel as one of the best places to live in America (and the world), neighbors Zionsville and Westfield are now also ranked in the top 10 in the newest ‘Best Small Cities’ study, according to WalletHub:

Boston & Indy suburbs dominated the top of the list, with Lancaster (PA) taking the top spot. 

Not only is Indianapolis one of the fastest growing cities in America, it's the only city on the list not located in the South or West:

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Cinematic wins post-Pandi

With Hollywood on strike, there's been a good discussion whether they deserve the money. And with AI takin e'rrbody's jerbs, I'd say there's a good reason to argue that maybe Hollywood is dead. Not so fast; allow me to play devil's advocate. I present to you, 

Recent films that don't suck:

  1. Top Gun: Maverick
  2. Super Mario Bros.
  3. The Covenant
  4. Tetris
  5. All Quiet on the Western Front
  6. Pinball
  7. Air
  8. Hustle
  9. A Man Called Otto
  10. Nobody

Monday, March 21, 2022

Roca de Durazno

Once upon a time there was a boy, and then that boy became a man, and that man had a dream: to retire peacefully. 

In his quest to find a place of solace, there were many ups and possible downs. 

Initially there had to be upfront capital, and then learning about surprise Central American taxes, overcoming a language barrier... while separated by thousands of miles. 

Next he needed a support system: Angel investors. Lawyers for the accountants. And hoes in different area codes. 

Finally, he put it to plan. Enter, F-I-R-E: Financial Independence, Retire Early. Once that was in place, all that's needed from there was just a steady stream of execution.  

Step by step, bit by bit, we went to work. Once the donkeys helped carve out rocks from the volcano, we laid the materials, built it up and after dressing it up, now we're in paradise, baby. First floor includes multi-unit bathrooms, electricity, warm showers and the best view in the world from the back porch - WiFi and kitchen included. Eventually the 2nd (and 3rd) floor will afford some more space to live and have private spaces for guests simultaneously.  I shall call it "Roca de Durazno". 

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