Being Buzz Lightyear

For about 3 years before I finished, I cycled to work. I decided that it was going to be good for my health. I bought myself a bike and chugged the six miles there and back every day; about 30 minutes each way. It was good to get out in the fresh air, although it was restricted to British Summer Time. I didn’t like cycling in the dark. Most of the trip was on cycle paths and there was only about 3/4 mile where I was on open road, so pretty safe. One night, back in my home town and about 200 yards from home, I was knocked off my bike and hit the road hard. I wasn’t going very … Read more

If you still can’t figure out what the heck a bitcoin is …

…this simple explanation for a five-year-old may help you … We’re sitting on a park bench (nothing to do with Jethro Tull).  It’s a great day. I have one apple with me, I give it to you. You now have one apple and I have zero. That was simple, right? Let’s look closely at what happened: My apple was physically put into your hand. You know it happened. I was there, you were there – you touched it. We didn’t need a third person there to help us make the transfer. We didn’t need to pull in Uncle Tommy (who’s a famous judge) to sit with us on the bench and confirm that the apple went from me to you. … Read more

Active versus Passive Income | Why Passive Income is better

I’m a Scientist! I started work in 1979 as a lab technician with BIP (British Industrial Plastics, a monicker that is long gone). They kitted me out in a white lab coat and I got to call myself a scientist. That was pretty cool in those days. Being a lab technician was a bit like being a bakery worker. The principles of baking and making pvc are very similar, involving the mixing of ingredients in strict, controlled quantities. Believe it or not, Baking Soda is also used in PVC, but that’s another story! Active Income I was only 19 when I started work and there was no problem with the physical side of the job. We were all full of … Read more

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