Go Curry Cracker 2022 Taxes

2022 was our first full year back in the United States, which means we were fully in the crosshairs of the 3 US tax systems: Federal, State, and ACA.

One might think this would result in a large tax burden. But no.

Although the incentives have certainly changed.


Reflections of 2022 – Adjusting to Life in the US

The California Coast is nice

Every year I write a summary of our life and expenses, with the exception of last year / 2021 (because apparently I forgot.)

2022 was our 10th full year of unconventional living – we traveled some (Hawaii, California coast, Yosemite, Tahoe Thanksgiving, Disneyland), Winnie grew a ton of food and flowers, I built some stuff out of wood, and we went snowboarding often throughout this epic/record snow season. I also experimented with income generation (didn’t like it), home maintenance (renting is still better), and public speaking.

Expenses were what they were… a bit more than planned, but that is how these things go sometimes.


Go Curry Cracker TedX Speech is Live

On January 21, 2023, at a regional TedX event, I discussed the simple and repeatable steps we took to enable our early retirement.

That short speech is now live on the TedX Talks YouTube channel, linked below for easy viewing.

If you enjoy it, please share and like/comment on the YouTube channel.

Thank you



Resort Report: Point Grace Resort, Turks & Caicos

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My wife has been infatuated with Turks and Caicos for as long as I can remember – and who could blame her? Blue skies, white sand beaches, crystal clear water – it’s hard to beat. In September 2022, we took a trip to the islands to celebrate her birthday and had a wonderful experience despite running up against Hurricane Fiona. The best part: we booked our stay with Hyatt points and paid $0 for a 1,0000 sqft suite.