May 292016

Tweet If there is one upside to being stuck up here in the northern hinterlands it’s the fact I’m eating good.  Too good sometimes.  Everyone up here is really, really, into food.  If they ain’t eatin’ they are planning on eatin’.  Three squares a day plus plenty of snacking in between.  Obesity is not an […]

May 262016

Tweet It’s the week of Memorial Day.  I won’t complain about being in Pa. because normally I would be here this week any how.  It’s become a tradition for me to come visit now and later this week we will visit the graves of some of those past and then on Monday we will have […]

May 222016

Tweet I continue on with my self imposed exile to the land which time forgot.  The days slog by with endless rain, fog, and dreary cold weather.  I rarely go outside other than to make the occasional run to the store, maybe go out to eat, and lately, do some chores for a relative who […]

The Guide To Proper Key West Attire…

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May 152016

Tweet If you are going to go to Key West be it for vacation, to live, or loot & pillage, it does help to dress correctly for your island stay.  Nothing says tourist or mainlander like a heavy dark shirt, denim cutoffs, and socks with sandals.  If you are going to be on the island, […]

May 052016

Tweet Cinco De Mayo, or the 5th of May, has somehow become a national holiday in the U.S.A.  Essentially it has become another excuse to go out, get drunk, and eat bad food.  Like all the other invented holidays we have.  While everyone is out slurping down margaritas and destroying their lower intestines with burritos […]

May 012016
Living In The Land Of Fog And Walkers...

Tweet It’s Saturday as I write this and it’s been 3 days since I’ve seen the sun shine.  Really, it’s been foggy, cloudy, and rainy for 72 hours straight with no end in site.  This is what the view has been like out the window… And this is on a good day. This is the […]

Apr 262016

Tweet I’ve been told…again…I should go out and get a, “real job”.  Let us examine this premise for a bit. The phrase, “real job” leaves me a bit confused.  What the hell is a, “real job”? I have built and now host about 10 websites and monitor a couple more.  Granted, it’s not a lot […]

Apr 242016
The 100 Thing Challenge - 2016 Edition...

Tweet Yes, it’s time once again to take stock and inventory.  A quick rundown of all my worldly possessions, packed into one little bag.  In case you have never heard of the 100 Thing Challenge, it was created by one Dave Bruno about 6 years ago.  He wanted to show how one could live without […]

Apr 192016

Tweet Last week I returned to Key West, mainly to take care of some minor but important things.  Having taken care of said things I stuck around seeing if I could find a place to stay, at least for a month or so until I returned back up north.  I looked everywhere and for anything, […]

Apr 142016

Tweet Even with my fancy new Marmot backpack, I’m always looking for ways to save on space and take up as little room as possible.  So I did some research and came up with a rather handy and inexpensive solution. I picked up a pack of Ziplock Travel Bags and gave them a try.  These things […]

30 Hours Of Ridin’ The Rails…

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Apr 132016
30 Hours Of Ridin' The Rails...

Tweet Once again I find myself on the floor of a back corner of Miami International Airport where I will be spending the night before jumping on the bus back to Key West.  This after two days or 30 hours of riding the Amtrak from Pa. to Florida.  This was my first really long train […]

Apr 082016
7 Days In April...

Tweet The month of April is only one week old.  So far, it has rained, got foggy, snowed, sleet, and then, this stuff… This is hail, in case you were wondering.  It’s been cold every damn day and more snow is forecast for the weekend. I vaguely remember something about a bright, warm, shiny object […]

Apr 032016

Tweet This sure as hell ain’t the Keys.  As I write this post the forecast is for lows in the 20’s, high winds, cloudy, and a dusting of snow.  The coming week, my last up here, is nothing but more of the same.  Lots of cold weather, rain, sleet, dreary, and depressing.  I’m ready for […]

Mar 312016

Tweet While it was good to get the tooth fixed the other day, there is a downside.  As is common with just about any trip to a medical facility, the doctor is compelled to load up the patient with prescriptions and drugs.  And now, I’m a part of it. I despise taking any kind of drugs. […]

Mar 302016
Drillin' N' Fillin'...

Tweet As you read this I am on my way back to the end of the world, looking forward to warm tropical breezes, and the laid back island life of which I so richly deserve….just kidding.  I’m still in Pennsylvania.  Seems I got another delay.  Instead of sunshine and seascapes, this is my current view… […]

Mar 252016
Relaxing, Eating, & Recharging...

Tweet I’m still in Pennsylvania, and will be here until the end of the month.  While the original purpose of the trip was not for the best of reasons, the rest of time up here has proven to be a good move.  I’ve been able to relax, eat way too much good food, and get […]

Mar 202016

Tweet Once again I find myself in the cold, desolate, dreary north.  It’s in the 30’s here with some snow forecast for Sunday.  But it’s ok.  I’m warm and comfy inside and don’t really have to go out much.  I came up for a funeral, which went well, all things considered, and since it’s not […]