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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 […]

Sep 222017
 
You're Probably Wondering Where The Hell I've Been...

I know.  I’ve been remiss in posting over the past week but, it’s been a rather interesting said week to be sure.  And as always, you can bet there was adventure, mayhem, stress, and bullshit.  Wanna hear the story?  Of course you do.  Go grab some popcorn and enjoy the tale. So, last week I […]

So Now What?…

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Sep 142017
 

Recovery efforts continue in the Keys and throughout Florida.  I’ve been posting a lot of links to news and info about the Keys on the Twitter and FB feeds.  For all it’s warts, social media remains the best way to spread rumors, falsehoods, gossip, misinformation, scams, and fake news, and occasionally the truth.  Seriously, it […]

Aftermath…

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Sep 112017
 

The storm has passed and is now, as of this posting, heading into Georgia and losing steam fast.  Irma went right up the west coast of Florida doing significant damage all along the way.  The entire state of Florida is going to be a long time cleaning up from this one. As for the Keys […]

Sep 102017
 

This morning, Sept.10th, Hurricane Irma made landfall in the lower Florida Keys. As I write this post the center of the storm sits right about over Cudjoe Key, where I once owned a rv lot.  Key West sits 23 miles to the west, Marathon, 25 miles to the east.  The storm hit as a Cat […]

Sep 072017
 

Back in 2011 I wrote this post right after the tidal waves and subsequent disasters in Japan.  With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, and the recent disaster in Texas, it still has some relevance today. How would you fair in a disaster such as an earthquake, hurricane, or other major upheaval of your life?  […]

Glad I’m Not There, But Wish I Was There…

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Sep 062017
 

It’s been kinda surreal.  Watching all the preparations, the weather bunnies freaking out, following all the goings on through the social media.  Seeing places you have been to, lived in, called home, on the brink of destruction, or not, depending on the time of the latest forecast. I can’t help but feel I should be […]

Sep 052017
 

For once, I’m glad I am not in the Florida Keys.  If you haven’t been paying attention, the Keys are right in the sights of Hurricane Irma, now sitting at Cat 5.  The storm is still out at sea, as of this writing, closing in on the Windward islands and unless something changes, will be […]

Oh, By The Way…

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Aug 242017
 
Oh, By The Way...

While you were sitting in your cubicle all week dreaming of how you were going to spend your lottery winnings, which you didn’t win, Julia and Snowflake sailed to Gilbraltar. She is living her dream without winning a lottery.  What’s your excuse??? Capt. Fritter