A Beginning

Well, It’s a start. For several years I have wanted to create a website to serve as the primary outlet for my ideas and commentary. So this is it, a weblog.

Will anything really become of it? Don’t know.

I’m not setting any goals or making any promises. I’d like to think I will spend some constructive time at this, but I guess we’ll see. I may also archive some of the other stuff I’ve written over the years.

Purpose. Well, it’s my outlet, and as such, I don’t think I’ll be opening up any of my posts to comments. I will be frank, as always. I’ll probably use some “naughty words” here and there, too. Good thing I have no plans on running for political office.

That’s good in another respect too. One of the things this blog will serve is a way to compile and organize my unconventional philosophic, religious, and political ideas.

Now, it’s time to go forth and look around for something to get all worked up about…

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog 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. Read More


  1. JUPITER BOONE on February 20, 2010 at 11:27

    i have decided to start at the begining and read all the stuff on the blog, i am sure i will find some great info from a time when you did not know if this was something that people would even read

    Will anything really become of it? Don’t know.

    well you know now, and thanks to you in the last year i have lost 60 LBS and am feeling great, keep up the great work. your changing peoples lives and that ain’t bad.

    • Richard Nikoley on February 21, 2010 at 12:37

      Wow. That’s qite a project. There’s over 2,500 posts and if you read comments, those are up to almost 15,000.

  2. Forest Carter on November 28, 2011 at 22:23

    Haha, I had the same idea as JUPITER BOONE. Start date 11/28/11. If I remember I’ll post the finish date.

    • Richard Nikoley on November 29, 2011 at 06:59

      It’s over 3,000 posts and 30,000 comments now.

      Good luck

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