Fritter

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 […]

Apr 192017
 

For the past 9 years, I have lived on a sailboat in the Florida Keys, (several actually), lived in Key West, a life long dream, and I now live in Hawaii, another life long dream.  I’m not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination.  I don’t live in some fancy mcmansion.  But I live very […]

Strangest Holiday Ever…

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Apr 162017
 
Strangest Holiday Ever...

Never could get the hang of Easter.  Nailing somebody to a tree and calling it ‘Good Friday’.  Don’t sound too good to me.  The dead rising from the grave.  Really?  Hasn’t the whole zombie craze pretty much run it’s course?  And what’s with the damn rabbit and eggs?  Somebody needs a biology lesson.  But at […]

Apr 102017
 
Sorry, Friendship Over...

I have one less friend today.  I got defriended/unfriended/banned/exiled or whatever the hell they call it on social media the other night.  Seems the ex friend, who is a, shall we say, rather ardent supporter of the trumpenführer and the current corporate dictatorship, took exception, finally to my anti said dictator tweets and posts.  Took long […]

Best Bus Stop Ever…

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Apr 052017
 
Best Bus Stop Ever...

Most times when waiting at a bus stop you might encounter a few other riders, lost tourists, and the occasional urban outdoorsman serenading everyone with an out of tune gitbox and equally out of tune voice.  But at this particular stop which overlooks the park in south Kihei, and the Pacific Ocean, you get to […]

Apr 042017
 

Walk down Duval St. in Key West or just about any street in Maui and chances are you are going to hear a lot of different languages.  Spanish, Hawaiian, Russian, Chinese, German, French, Japanese, and whatever they are passing off as verbal communication in New York City can be heard.  (Seriously, how the hell do you […]

Mar 302017
 

Back in January a friend of mine announced his parent was terminally ill.  He shared his grief on social media and got a lot of support from his friends.  It also inspired me to write an unusually long post about my personal experiences on dealing with the death of a loved one, and the nitty gritty […]

Mar 302017
 

I finally got some clarity going forward on how long I can stay at the condo here in Kihei and can now make some sort of evil plans for the summer.  The upside is I will most likely be staying here through the month of May which is fine by me.  The more longer, the […]

A Tale Of Two Islands – Keys Disease Vs. Practice Aloha…

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Mar 282017
 
A Tale Of Two Islands - Keys Disease Vs. Practice Aloha...

Come to just about any island near the tropics and you will find life runs at a much slower pace than what you may be used to, especially if you come from some big city up north.  Traffic moves slower, people walk at a much more relaxed pace, and there doesn’t seem to be any […]

Mar 232017
 

Time for another of nature’s daily wonders.  I sat up by the road looking over the big open area of Kam 3 for this one.  The place is a favorite for sitting down, watching the sunset, and letting the kids run wild.  Still turned out to be a nice one including a very brief appearance […]

Lahaina…

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Mar 212017
 
Lahaina...

If there is one place in Hawaii which reminds one of Key West, it has to be Lahaina.  Located on the west end of Maui, Lahaina is a very typical tourist town.  It sits right on the shoreline facing the island of Lanai to the south and Molokai to the west.  In the town itself […]

Mar 192017
 
A Tale Of Two Islands - Getting Around...

Transporting one’s self across either Key West or Maui has many an option.  In this post I’ll explore the many ways one can do said transporting, not including an actual transporter, but some more down to earth options.  Shall we begin? Let’s start with Key West. As islands go Key West is not very big. […]

Mar 162017
 

Ever since the beginning of the year, I have been dealing with a multitude of mind numbing, stress rising, anger inducing,  overly complicated, and red tapey entities.  Banks, government agencies, more banks, online accounts, all in vain attempts to just obtain Hawaiian citizenship, get my finances on track, straighten out some minor web stuff, and […]

Mar 112017
 
A Tale Of Two Islands - The Water...

Funny thing about islands.  They are surrounded by water, on all sides even!  In fact, said water along with the nice weather, is what attracts a lot of people to Key West and Maui.  After all there are all kinds of fun things to do on, in, and under the water.  It was main factor […]

Mar 032017
 

It was 39 years ago this week when I packed up my old jeep with all my worldly goods, a lot more than I have now, had one final fight with my old man, and headed south escaping the wintry cold of Pa. to start a new life in Florida.  I had wanted to go […]

Mar 022017
 

If you are looking for epic videos with pirate battles and mermaids and sea serpents, you’re gonna be disappointed.  For right now, all I am doing is playing around with short videos showing what it’s like living out here.  Just watch and enjoy: Capt. Fritter

Mar 022017
 

Let’s face it.  The main reason most people come to a tropical island is for the weather.  The chance to escape the cold, gray, lifeless, frozen wastelands of the north and bask in the warmth and sunshine with a light tropical breeze.  It’s a big factor in why I moved south.  I hate winter and […]