The Smidlap Tribe has taken an interesting path to where we are today. At least it’s been interesting to some. It’s been a homemade fly by the seat of your pants journey to financial independence with plenty of entertaining down times and plenty of f’ups too. I’m a chemist who had enough of working for the Man about 10 years ago and Mrs. Smidlap is an abstract expressionist painter who made money managing a record label the past 22 years until April, 2017 when that went belly up. I hope sincerely you find some value in my bullshit or at least see some of the humor in this nonsense.