Feb 072016
 

Tweet The book is moving along surprisingly smooth now.  The final chapters are coming into form and hopefully, I will have a full draft ready to go very soon.  Then I’ll get some proofreading done, and start going back, checking for mistakes, and punching up the weak spots.  I’m starting to get excited as this […]

Feb 042016
 
It Wasn't Always Boats & The Keys...

Tweet With the drunk, unemployed landlord now on his 3rd week of the current binge, coupled with his fat, ugly, obnoxious, foul mouthed, free loading, whore, who he fights with all day, and makes up with all night, I’m starting to realize I’m going to have to make a move very soon.  Unfortunately, said move […]

Jan 312016
 

Tweet Yesterday, as I was sifting through my emails, social media, and other sites of entertainment, I got the following message from Charlie on the Fritter Facebook page.  His questions were of the type I suspect others may have.  So rather than answer him direct in FB, I told him to stop by here and […]

Jan 302016
 

Tweet It’s one thing to come up with the idea for a book.  It’s quite another to actually put said idea into words.  It’s not as easy as it seems.  Especially when you don’t have any writing ability. I was terrible in high school English classes.  Diagramming sentences, grammar, all that.  I hated it.  It […]

Jan 262016
 

Tweet Or perhaps to be more specific, I miss the solitude and peace of living alone, or at least with non human roommates.  When I was out at the marina, the good one, on the Free Spirit, it was relatively quiet.  Most of the time all you could hear was the wind blowing, the waves crackling […]

Jan 232016
 

Tweet Update:  The car has been recovered, landlord and girlfriend have returned.  Landlord almost wound up in jail.  He managed to threaten the tow company people and they called the police.  But cooler heads prevailed…so far.  Not sure if they have obtained a parking sticker yet, if not, the car will get towed again.  For […]

Jan 232016
 
Off To A Good Start...

Tweet Just a couple days into the gofundme campaign and I have to say, it’s off to a good start.  At 7% of the goal as of this post so while there is a long way to go yet, it’s looking very promising.  Many, many thanks to those who have contributed so far.  Every contribution […]

Jan 192016
 

Tweet Time to get off my ass and get some shit done.  I’ve been sitting around dealing with crap and putting off this project for way to long. After the amazing success of my last ebook, Moving to The Florida Keys, links to the lower left on the sidebar, I was inspired to come up […]

Jan 172016
 

Tweet Ever since the unpleasantness of last August with the living arrangements/drunks/whores/etc., things have been reasonably quiet around the old trailer park.  The landlord has been working steady, evicted friend and drunk whore are gone, and other than the occasional impromptu concert thanks to some really good speakers in said landlord’s room, it’s been tolerable […]

Jan 142016
 

Tweet Did you win?  No, not the the little ‘got my money back’ prizes, the big kahuna, the number one prize, the ‘I know what I would do if I won’, jackpot.  No…you didn’t.  Well, apparently 3 people did, including one from here in Florida.  And no, twas not me.  I didn’t play, so my […]

Jan 122016
 
Kayak Kings Presents:  The Get Lit Up! Tour...

Tweet From those wacky paddlers over at Kayak Kings Key West, a new paddling adventure: Our newest paddling adventure.  Take a paddle on the wild side through the mangrove maze at night with our lit up kayaks.  We have outfitted some of our kayaks with lights which shine down into the water, enabling you to […]

Jan 102016
 

Tweet Notice anything different?  Yeah, I did’t get as much done as planned.  Searched some new themes but nothing really stood out so for now the Fritter will remain the same.  I did go back in and clean out some old archives.  You would be amazed how much space images take up in memory.  The […]

Jan 082016
 

Tweet No, they ain’t gonna dig up North Roosevelt again.  Nope, this is much more important. It’s time for the Fritter to get some much needed upgrading and maintenance.  I’ve been using the same format for awhile now and some of the backend stuff like code and memory are getting stretched to the limits.  Much […]

Jan 062016
 

Tweet The biggest cold front of this winter came through the islands a couple of days ago.  While we didn’t get much rain, the temps dropped from the record setting 80’s to the mid 60’s at night and low 70’s during the day.  The humidity almost vanished, it never really goes away, and many an […]

I Warned Them In The Beginning…

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Jan 012016
 

Tweet But did they listen.  No, they did not.  And now, they are getting exactly what I said would happen to them.  Let’s go back and start from the beginning, shall we?  Grab some popcorn and read on. In 2013 I was living at Oceanside Marina on the south east side of Stock Island.  I had […]

Jan 012016
 

Tweet Banner…from the Latin meaning – shitty.  Good riddance to 2015.  As years go it was not a good one for the Captain.  I lost a lot this year which is amazing considering how little I had to start with.  The boat is gone, my two best friends are gone, finances are in disarray, and […]