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Hi. I’m Rich. I started this blog to document my experiments, and help others who are interested in taking a few steps off the beaten path.

If you want to read more about me, head over to the ‘About’ page. For a distillation of my work to date, check out my book Optionality.

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Where to Start?

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Historically the theme of the blog was something like ‘exploring unusual pathways to generate high-quality options in life’. These days I’m less interested in the self-improvement stuff, and hope to write more broadly about books, science, and culture.

Head to the archives for a chronological list of all posts. Otherwise, here’s a hand-picked selection of some of the better ones.

Optionality | Early Retirement | Investing | | Minimalism | Health & Fitness | Psychology | Reading | Travel


Early Retirement



Health and Fitness




Anything Else?

I enjoy hearing from like-minded people, and I try to reply to most messages.

If there’s anything I can help you with, feel free to get in touch using the Contact form. I’m inactive on social media but it’s possible I’ll one day return to Instagram (travel pics and calisthenics stuff), Twitter (occasional hot takes), or Goodreads (book reviews and recommendations).

Hope you enjoy exploring the site.

– Rich