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I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, I've written and published 5,000 posts. I write what I wish...from health, diet, and food; to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living...location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances.

Free the Animal really means to free yourself to reach your ideal potential in all areas of your life, learn from mistakes and successes, and move on.

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Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery Craft Is Next Door To Me In Thailand

Dow, and Martin from Wales, Mikey from US (former Navy), and Muuk; and the nose of Joe, from Alaska who's lived here over 30 years. The title is the mainstay, but this is a sort of father's day post, plus...
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I’m On The Radio

I honestly don't know what to make of it, but here it is (our bit is about 30 seconds in): What about that!? The best I can gather is that it's a charitable organization that promotes charitable causes they like....
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The Power Of Prayer

No, I'm not going off the rails on you. Just a few days ago I posted an update about my project: How It’s Going (The Thailand Clothes & Bags Shop Project) That post was a pretty detailed endeavor where I...
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Sympathy For The Devil

Well here's a completely off the cuff post. Serendipity happens. I received an email this morning from a long-timer and paid member who lives not far from me, in Singapore. In it, he informs me that The Rolling Stones just...
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I Got a Prayer Call From A Sweet-Hearted Christian-American Woman

I love it when I get my karmic comeuppance. Ah, we live in such times of just-so hubris across all boards. Many decades I've ridiculed religion and in particular, prayer, calling it "literally the least you can do." And yet,...
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How It’s Going (The Thailand Clothes & Bags Shop Project)

Well, for any who've travelled around Asia, that pic should be a rather familiar site. The ubiquitous market or bazaar. I suspect foreign tourists and travellers see such things and think it's all for them. Nope, it's how the locals...

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Permanent Crisis Is The New Normal — Prosper Anyway #1

By Richard Nikoley | August 2, 2021

Introduction Where do you go from here since failure, default, or succumbing to the 18-month-long assault—and counting—on the whole planetary civilization is not an option? It sucks for very many; I well know, and I haven’t gotten through this unscathed myself. One of my businesses is luxury condo vacation-rentals in Cabo San Lucas and I’ve…

Natural Immunity, Gut Biome, and its Importance in COVID-19 #1 — Introduction

By Richard Nikoley | September 3, 2021

Back about 6 years ago in the midst of the gut biome craze, I had already been in collaboration with Tim Steele on tons of posts on Resistant Starch. Thousands of comments amongst the posts. Tim came up with the idea of further collaborating on a book and he went right to work, doing the…

What Caused My 40% Testosterone Increase?

By Richard Nikoley | November 27, 2021

The Sexual Mind Trying To Zero In On T For Men The bottom line is that while I can’t be certain, I have some reasonable ideas that I consider chicken-or-egg scenarios. …In December of 2019 I completed the sale of my house in California and almost everything else. During the moving process I saw that…

International Living By Geoarbitrage

By Richard Nikoley | February 25, 2022

I kick off a series of posts amongst my other ongoing series that’s of deep interest to me and I hope, to many others who’ve always maybe wondered or dreamed about living in a country other than the one they live in by the accident of birth. People often say, “I’m an American,” or, “I’m…

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Asian Social and Sexual Conservatism; Utter Rejection of LGBT

Asia is a large area of the globe and generally thought of mostly as Japan,...
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Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery Craft Is Next Door To Me In Thailand

Dow, and Martin from Wales, Mikey from US (former Navy), and Muuk; and the nose...
Screen-Shot-2022-06-19-at-10.49.55-AM

I’m On The Radio

I honestly don't know what to make of it, but here it is (our bit...
believing-firmly-in-the-power-of-prayer

The Power Of Prayer

No, I'm not going off the rails on you. Just a few days ago I...
s-l1000

Sympathy For The Devil

Well here's a completely off the cuff post. Serendipity happens. I received an email this...
Praying-Hands

I Got a Prayer Call From A Sweet-Hearted Christian-American Woman

I love it when I get my karmic comeuppance. Ah, we live in such times...
100697

How It’s Going (The Thailand Clothes & Bags Shop Project)

Well, for any who've travelled around Asia, that pic should be a rather familiar site....
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Thailand: How To End a War on Drugs (give the dope back)

I must admit I'm a bit gobsmacked, in a good way. Here, I rant and...
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The Arrest of Jimmy Moore For Underage Sex

There are 7 charges, all the same. "Carnal knowledge" is an archaic legal term for...

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