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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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The Story Behind Chili, Wasabi, and Ninja Offering Thanks For The Help

11yo Wasabi to the left, 13yo Chili in the middle, and 6yo Ninja to the right I love these sweet kids. In the over 2 years I've known them—and while I was building their house—they have never uttered a cross...
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The Story Of What I Think About Roe vs. Wade

Of course I'll provide thoughts and integrations on this momentous decision, 49 years in the running. I was 12 years old and I can still remember the blue screen on the TV in 1973 when the deed was done. One...
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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, China, Korea, PI, Indonesia, and all the "indochinese" States just south of China, like where I live and love to live in Thailand. Let me...
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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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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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My Chance Meeting in Thailand With Russell Hantz Of Survivor Fame

Pretty much everything is covered in the roughly 50-minute uncensored, unedited, and uncut video Russell...
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The Story Behind Chili, Wasabi, and Ninja Offering Thanks For The Help

11yo Wasabi to the left, 13yo Chili in the middle, and 6yo Ninja to the...
125544653_gettyimages-1356608449

The Story Of What I Think About Roe vs. Wade

Of course I'll provide thoughts and integrations on this momentous decision, 49 years in the...
shutterstock-1691529337

Asian Social and Sexual Conservatism; Utter Rejection of LGBT

Asia is a large area of the globe and generally thought of mostly as Japan,...
IMG_20220618_220528

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...
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Sympathy For The Devil

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

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