Category Archives: Ethics

Someone Else’s FIRE Journey [Review]

This weekend I watched a documentary about a couple’s FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) journey. FIRE is a lifestyle choice that involves: Deciding on life priorities (necessities and what makes you happy) Mapping your budget to those priorities Maintaining a

Someone Else’s FIRE Journey [Review]

This weekend I watched a documentary about a couple’s FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) journey. FIRE is a lifestyle choice that involves: Deciding on life priorities (necessities and what makes you happy) Mapping your budget to those priorities Maintaining a

Tax Me, Please!

  I mostly support democratic socialism – a system in which an elected government ensures all people have their basic needs met, regardless of income and ability. That is “my” socialism. Officially, socialism means that all members of a society

Tax Me, Please!

  I mostly support democratic socialism – a system in which an elected government ensures all people have their basic needs met, regardless of income and ability. That is “my” socialism. Officially, socialism means that all members of a society

Naked Groceries

Maybe I just love a grocery challenge, but I’m fed up with plastic packaging and I’m trying to come home with less of it. I was so disheartened to hear about the contaminated loads of Canadian recyclables rotting in the

Naked Groceries

Maybe I just love a grocery challenge, but I’m fed up with plastic packaging and I’m trying to come home with less of it. I was so disheartened to hear about the contaminated loads of Canadian recyclables rotting in the

What Do You Owe Your Employer?

A recent post by Lucinda Sans got me thinking “How much is too much?” when it comes to work. What do we really owe our employers? Most people I know would immediately say, “A good day’s work.” But what does

What Do You Owe Your Employer?

A recent post by Lucinda Sans got me thinking “How much is too much?” when it comes to work. What do we really owe our employers? Most people I know would immediately say, “A good day’s work.” But what does

I Was Financially Abused (Part 3): Conclusion

[Long Read] While I was going through it, I didn’t know I was experiencing financial abuse. DG proposed financial arrangements and I agreed to them for one reason or another. I thought of financial abuse as a “train wreck” situation,

I Was Financially Abused (Part 3): Conclusion

[Long Read] While I was going through it, I didn’t know I was experiencing financial abuse. DG proposed financial arrangements and I agreed to them for one reason or another. I thought of financial abuse as a “train wreck” situation,

First Questions

If someone new shows up in your life and they’re planning to stick around – whether it’s at work, school, a friend’s home or a gathering of any kind – what do you ask or say to get to know

First Questions

If someone new shows up in your life and they’re planning to stick around – whether it’s at work, school, a friend’s home or a gathering of any kind – what do you ask or say to get to know

Housework Sharing Guide

When two or more adults share a home, what is a fair division of labour? How to decide? I’ve been examining my whole approach to these questions. If all of us could work out schedules based on preferences, we would

Housework Sharing Guide

When two or more adults share a home, what is a fair division of labour? How to decide? I’ve been examining my whole approach to these questions. If all of us could work out schedules based on preferences, we would

Year-End Grocery Analysis

Every year I examine my grocery spending and try to get some insights into how I spent my grocery budget and how healthy my diet was. The grocery budget at our place provides for two adults. We eat a plant-based

Year-End Grocery Analysis

Every year I examine my grocery spending and try to get some insights into how I spent my grocery budget and how healthy my diet was. The grocery budget at our place provides for two adults. We eat a plant-based

O Cannabis

In July of next year, Canada will legalize marijuana. Not just decriminalize it, not just for medical use, but fully legalize it for recreational use for adults. The government will make it a controlled substance like alcohol, and will regulate

O Cannabis

In July of next year, Canada will legalize marijuana. Not just decriminalize it, not just for medical use, but fully legalize it for recreational use for adults. The government will make it a controlled substance like alcohol, and will regulate

Plasticky July

I am not participating in Plastic Free July. I make reasonable efforts to reduce plastic in my life. But I need plastic and I have lots of it. My computer, printer, tablet, phones, TVs, speakers and cameras are made with

Plasticky July

I am not participating in Plastic Free July. I make reasonable efforts to reduce plastic in my life. But I need plastic and I have lots of it. My computer, printer, tablet, phones, TVs, speakers and cameras are made with