Nov 182017
 

Friday came and went and I still have a place to live, as far as I know.  The property inspector was in and out in a few minutes, according to the landlady, and everything is back to normal.  I spent the day mostly on the bus listening to some urban outdoorsmen discussing how the proposed […]

Nov 122017
 

While your mall back up north somewhere is trotting out the stale holiday decorations and cleaning up the pee stained throne for some drunken Santa to sit on whilst he fondles the kids, here in Maui, at the mall, they do some more better things.  Grab your headphones, a bowl of poke’, and enjoy a […]

Nov 102017
 

It’s been two months since Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys leaving vast devastation in it’s wake.  So how are the Keys doing since then?  Without actually being there, but following what I can online, it looks like for the most part, the islands have recovered rather well, depending on which island one is on. […]

Nov 052017
 

Having spent most of my life in areas where people travel to and fro on a regular basis, I’ve been able to make some distinctions between those who would qualify as tourists, and those who would be travelers.  Care to come and examine the differences?  Well, grab your adventure bag and let’s go. While there […]

Oct 282017
 

Thanks to some stormy weather and steady trade winds, some serious waves built up this weekend to the east of Paia.  Down the road a bit further they held the Pe’ahi Challenge, a world class surfing event at a place affectionately known as ,’Jawz’.  Waves were to range in size from, ‘Egads’, to, ‘Ain’t no […]

Is She Rich?…

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Oct 272017
 

Last summer I sat down to dinner one night with the family and some close friends. We sat around and talked about the usual shit they talk about back there, mainly doctor appointments, who was dying, and when Jebus would return and smite all the non white people. But eventually the conversation turned to other […]

It Wasn’t A Hurricane..

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Oct 252017
 

All good things come to an end, even in a tropical paradise. This week the perfect weather ended when a massive cold front came barreling through the islands on Monday. It was predicted all the previous week and lived up to the forecast. This thing was big, stretching north all the way to Alaska with […]

Oct 212017
 
Crossing Oceans and Chasing Dreams...

While you are sitting in your cubicle farm dreaming of spending the weekend raking leaves and shuttering the house for winter, Julia is sitting in her catamaran SnowFlake getting ready to cross the Atlantic.  I asked her to send me some guest posts about her voyage to post here on the Fritter.  Here is the […]

Oct 182017
 
Living With The Windows Open...

When I was existing, because it sure as hell wasn’t living, in the depths of Pennsylvania this past summer, there was not a single day which went by without having to take into account the weather.  What I mean is, no matter what the weather was, somebody wasn’t happy with it, and changes had to […]

Oct 142017
 
Settling In & Relaxing...

It’s been three weeks since I moved back to Maui and things are settling down quite nicely thank you very much.  The stress and depression are becoming just bad memories now, replaced by the realization I don’t have to do anything nor be anywhere in particular at the moment.  About the only thing I do […]

Oct 052017
 

As you know, I like to travel light.  Probably lighter than the average person.  I carry my trusty Serbag with a few scraps of clothes squished up into compression bags, very handy for saving space btw, a few personal documents, my MacAir of course, and little else.  Things like cosmetics, towel, and other non necessities I […]

Oct 032017
 

When I went back to the land of the waddling dead for the summer I did so with a clear purpose in mind.  No, not to see how many old people I could irritate to death, although it was a bonus, but to see if I could sock some money away for the next adventure. […]

Sep 292017
 
Mana Foods...

It’s always cool when moving to a new spot to find some unexpected bonus.  A nice view, a toilet which actually flushes perhaps, and it was with great delight I was able to find, in addition to said flushing plumbing fixture, Mana Foods. There ain’t much here in Paia in terms of shopping unless you […]

Sep 262017
 

You don’t appreciate how different two cultures can be until you leave the more better one, spend some time in the less better one, then return to the more better.  The differences between life here in the middle of the Pacific and the walking death of Pennsylvania are immense. For starters, the obvious…the weather.  Since […]