Apr 242015
 
The Conch Republic Parade...

While you people up north spent Thursday evening watching television or planning a big weekend of gutter cleaning, replacing the paper liners in your cabinets, or whatever the hell it is you poor bastards that don’t live on an island do, we here in the capital of the Conch Republic celebrated Independence Day the same way […]

Apr 222015
 

I still haven’t made any concrete decisions on the summer as of yet.  The only thing I know for sure that I will be doing is going up to visit family for a week over the Memorial Day holiday.  When I return to Key West I have nothing planned as of yet.  Finances are, as […]

Apr 192015
 
The Cow Key Bridge 0 Mile Marathon...

While you were spending your Saturday shopping for spring fashions at wallymart or fixing the lawnmower to get ready for summer, here in Key West, we spent our time a bit more wisely. The 2nd Annual Cow Key Bridge 0 Mile Marathon was held on Saturday and let’s just say, everyone had a mooovelous time. […]

Apr 152015
 
Digital Nomad:  Income Streams...

Or more like, income trickles.  Since it is income tax day, why not talk about income? One of the things any proper digital nomad, or any traveler needs, is an income.  Preferably, an income which doesn’t require massive amounts of time every day to produce.  If one is to go out and travel, visit new places, […]

Apr 132015
 
Lotsa Island Stuff This Month...

After the 15th when everyone gives their all to the federal gubbmint to continue to do whatever the hell it is they do, it means party time here in Key West.  Just kidding…it’s always party time here.  Anyways, the end of April usually marks the end of the heavy tourism season as our 27 minutes […]

Apr 092015
 
Sometimes We Need A Reminder...

You live in a place long enough you start taking things for granted.  You forget why you came there in first place.  Or perhaps life gets in the way of living.  Every once in a while, I make a point to go downtown and catch sunset.  While the crowds of tourists can be a pain, […]

Apr 052015
 

This little room that I’m currently renting is proving to be exactly what I needed for the time being.  A semi quiet, non intrusive, maintenance free, place to recharge and hatch my evil plots.  While the neighborhood is not the best, the location is ideal, just a short walk over to the stores, and the […]

Apr 022015
 

It was inevitable.  We fought as long as possible but everyone knew it was a losing battle.  The Keys are doomed. wallymart is coming. For the last three years, developers, who believe every square inch of dry ground on these islands should not have anything which is not man made on them, have been scheming and […]

App Update: Aquatic Key West Version 2…

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Mar 302015
 
App Update:  Aquatic Key West Version 2...

I do manage to get a bit o’ coding in now and then.  I’ve updated the app for Aquatic Key West to version 2.0. The app has been updated for iOS 8 and reflects changes in the charters that they offer.  Aquatic now offers high end charters aboard their contender including back country, sunset, snorkeling, and […]

Mar 292015
 
The Pool Man Of Key West...

I mentioned I was working on a new website last week and here it is: The Pool Man Of Key West Danny and Paulette run one of the best pool care companies in the Keys.  They do everything from maintenance to repairs to leak detection and refinishing.  Located on Stock Island you can spot the […]

Mar 292015
 
A Walk Around Key West...

And I mean that literally.  A walk around the entire island.  On Friday night we had one of those cold fronts come through.  A big pile of rain and thunderstorms, followed by strong winds, which was really nice this time as I was high and dry, and never got so much as a drop of […]

Mar 242015
 

It’s been a few years since I have resided on land, and I have to admit, it is taking some getting used to.  Besides the fact I no longer rock every time the wind blows, and I don’t have to check dock lines all the time, there is a bit of nice comfort to having […]

Mar 222015
 

For the moment, I’ll be closing down this chapter of my life.  Not having a boat means I’m just another land lubber with a Captain’s license and nothing but war stories to share.  I do miss the boat to a certain extent, there was just something special about owning and living on a sailboat which you […]

Mar 202015
 

Not the movie although looking up the dance scene with Kim Bassinger is well worth the watch.  Nope, that is how long I plan on staying in this room I have rented out.  Overall, it’s ok.  8 x 10 with a ceiling high enough I can stand upright in.  A closet, which I don’t really need, […]

Mar 192015
 
The 100 Thing Challenge:  Spring Edition...

For those of you who are new at this minimalist way of living, welcome to the 100 Thing Challenge. The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul The 100 Thing Challenge was put forth a few years back by Dave Bruno who wanted to take […]

Mar 182015
 

When I was but a wee lad growing up in the foothills of some shithole in Pennsylvania, I constantly imagined a time when I could leave said shithole and travel.  I loved to read about exotic places, in particular, tropical island type places.  Anytime we went for a drive someplace, even if it was a […]