Jun 272017
 

A few meanderings. It’s been almost two months since I came to this shithole and I still have 2 more to go.  Other than financial, this has been a horrendous mistake.  The weather is bad, I’m bored out of my skull, the weather is bad, I’m putting on weight, the weather is bad, I can’t […]

Jun 172017
 

Recently I was sent some links to a couple of YouTube channels of people who are into simple living.  One is called The Boss Of The Swamp and the other is Cheap RV Living.  They both espouse many of the same things I preach about here on the Fritter.  Simple living, no debt, minimalism, making one’s own […]

They Are Never Happy…

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Jun 112017
 
They Are Never Happy...

One thing I noticed over in Hawaii is how the people who live there are pretty much happy all the time.  Sure, every once in a while you see somebody mad about something, usually financially related, but for the most part, people in the islands walk around with a general feeling of contentment and happiness. […]

Jun 052017
 
Something Not To Look Forward Too...

You all know my minimalist lifestyle.  I began a minimalist journey some 17 years ago.  I went from a house full of shit, complete with mortgage, along with other assorted toys and debts, to little more than a bag with a few scraps of clothes, a laptop, and a phone.  I’ve been hardcore minimalist now […]

May 312017
 

3 weeks so far in the land of the walking dead where the sun never shines nor tides never reach and it’s becoming more obvious, despite the financial advantages, I am not going to be able to stand staying here until Sept.  I’m bored out of my skull, I miss the warm tropical breezes, and […]

Table Set For One…

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May 272017
 
Table Set For One...

It’s important to remember the real reason for Memorial Day, to honor those who sacrificed their lives in defense of the country.  Whether you agree or not with the reasons we go to war, it’s still more important to remember those who actually fight said wars. Here in the apartment building where I am staying, […]

The Land Where Dreams Die…

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May 212017
 

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. – R.S. One Robin Sharma came up with this quote.  It now serves an honored place with 670 some odd Fritterisms, (collect them all!) and inspired this here post.  I don’t know if Mr. Sharma was ever in Central Pa. but this quote […]

May 142017
 

So, I’ve been back in my most unfavorite place on the planet for a few days now.  The jet lag from the trip hit me pretty hard.  My sleep patterns are all screwed up.  In fact I am writing this post at 2:00am on Sunday morning as I can’t get back to sleep.  My digestive […]

May 112017
 
Loooong Trip...

Well, I made it, none the worse for wear.  Maui to Seattle to Detroit to Central Pa., 5000 miles, and 6 time zones.  To say I am tired would be an understatement.  But, as trips went, even one this long, everything went okay. I didn’t get dragged off any planes.  No fights broke out amongst […]

May 092017
 
One Last Time...

I started this trip with a sunset, seems appropriate to end with one.  It’s been a great 8 months here in Maui and I am looking forward to returning here in the fall.  Hopefully nothing happens to interfere with my cunning plans.  In the meantime, enjoy one final sunset.  You may notice at this time […]

May 052017
 
A Tale Of Two Islands - Some Final Thoughts...

With but a few days left before I board a plane for the mainland, assuming said plane does not get shot down by a Best Korean missile or I get thrown off, I thought I’d wrap this series up with a few last opinions and review of some of the things I covered regarding Maui and […]

The Manatee Fritters Store…

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May 022017
 

In the never ending quest to generate a few extra bucks I’ve dispensed with the Amazon ad in the sidebar and opened a small Amazon storefront on this page.  The ebooks, as always are on there, along with my ever popular line of captain’s wear.  Yes, you too can look just like Capt. Fritter, with […]

Apr 272017
 

Yeah, I know.  I was laughing when I wrote the title too.  Anytime you combine a sentence with, ‘affordable housing’, ‘Hawaii’, and ‘Key West’, you are going to get a chuckle or two.  But, let’s have a go at it anyways whilst we wait for Best Korea to launch their ‘super mighty attack’.   A recent […]

Apr 232017
 

With about 2 weeks left before I head to the mainland for the summer of hell, I’ve been looking back on my time out here in Maui.  I will have spent 8 months on the island and despite having spent so much time here, I never really got around to doing as much as I wanted […]

Apr 212017
 

Recently, I watched a very interesting series about the Cold War.  Made by the BBC, it’s pretty long at 24 parts but it was really fascinating given I had grown up in the middle of those times.  If any of you readers out there in Fritterland grew up during the 1950’s through 1980’s, you know all […]