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Dr. Curious

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My Curiosity Lab
travel, early retirement, FIRE, travel, self experimentation
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Pennsylvania, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Physician (Radiologist)

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The world is an interesting place—packed with information and inspiring people—and none of us has time to experience all of it. Inspired by series such as Physician on Fire’s The Sunday Best, Curious Thoughts is a window into what I have been reading and thinking about in recent days. I hope you enjoy what you find here as much as I have. Online Steve at ThinkSaveRetire published an epic rant post this week that resonated with the ...
Posted: Jul 22 2017 @ 6:26 AM
[It should be blatantly obvious that I am not a cryptocurrency expert, but in case it isn’t, I’m not. Take anything I say here with a grain of salt. — Dr. C] As I prepared to purchase my first Bitcoin—a poster child of modern technology—I sat ironically with a piece of paper and pen in hand, like Ralphie in A Christmas Story decoding the secret message from Little Orphan Annie. Rather than ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 6:15 AM
[This week’s post is brought to you by two weeks of interrupted sleep, dirty diapers, and belching with my beautiful daughter. It’s not my best nor most cerebral post, but I hope you enjoy it.] First degree burns from your steering wheel. The smell of sun-dried ketchup. A run through the sprinkler to—as my 3-year-olds puts it—”wash the hot off.” Yes, summertime is in full swing in the northern hemisphere of ...
Posted: Jul 15 2017 @ 6:00 AM
My smartphone is the best and worst part of my life. Do you remember a time when you didn’t carry your life around in your pocket? Some of you young whipper snappers may not, but old Dr. Curious didn’t get his first Motorola flip phone until sophomore year of college. We didn’t even have internet access at our home until I was 14-years-old! We might as well have communicated via carrier ...
Posted: Jul 13 2017 @ 6:00 AM
I am thrilled that KevinMD.com was generous enough to share one of my recent posts. If you have made your way over here from there: Welcome! (If you’ve been here before, you know I love you too.) I’ve got a curious mind—as you might have guessed—and I write about a variety of topics, including personal finance, early retirement, travel, parenting, self-experimentation, and whatever else is tickling my neurons at the moment. ...
Posted: Jul 11 2017 @ 11:59 PM
Our first child was born when my wife and I were 35-years-old, an age at which—in some parts of the world or in past centuries—we might have reasonably been expecting our first grandchild. We were even late to the childbirth party by contemporary standards: the mean age of first-time mothers in the United States in 2014 was 26.3 years. We were not, however, unusual among our friends and colleagues in the ...
Posted: Jul 08 2017 @ 6:00 AM
The Curious family—Big Brother T, Dr-Mrs-Dr. Curious, and I—were thrilled to welcome our new daughter, Baby S, to the world this past weekend. She arrived via a single gargantuan push, as second children are wont to do, while I stared unhelpfully in anticipation—my only job, to call out the baby’s sex for mommy, forgotten in the joy of the moment. Baby is doing great, and mom is doing “just great.” The ...
Posted: Jul 05 2017 @ 6:30 AM
Have you ever wondered what happens after you obtain a diagnostic medical imaging study? Me, that’s what! Each x-ray, CT, MRI, mammogram, and ultrasound is interpreted by yours truly or one of my dark room brethren—a radiologist. Crotchety old radiologists, many of whom walked uphill both ways to school, might complain that too many imaging studies are performed today compared to decades past. The entire healthcare economy has grown, but diagnostic imaging ...
Posted: Jul 01 2017 @ 6:30 AM
You fill up my senses Like a night in a forest Like the mountains in springtime Like a walk in the rain —”Annie’s Song,” John Denver A week ago, I paid money to float buck-naked, in skin-temperature water, in the dark, in utter silence, for an hour. What is this trending new experience in wasting money holistic wellness? Sensory deprivation float tank In the past year, two “float centers” have opened in my city. Admittedly I was intrigued by ...
Posted: Jun 28 2017 @ 6:30 AM
High five! You have saved diligently and accumulated a nest egg that would be the envy of Scrooge McDuck. You, my friend, are ready to retire to a life without rushing and with naps. But wait! Your money is stashed in a combination of retirement accounts and taxable mutual funds; how, exactly, do you access it? Through the years you have purchasing stocks and bonds within these investments. In order to ...
Posted: Jun 23 2017 @ 6:00 AM


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