Fritter

Jul 182017
 

The good news is said relative is doing well following a losing battle with gravity.  The hip has been repaired and said relative is now in a rehab facility for physical therapy.  Results have been good so far and things look optimistic for a good recovery.  The injury was bad and it will have an […]

Jul 142017
 
Sidetracked...

If you have been wondering where I have been, and judging from the comments and web traffic, you haven’t, I got a little sidetracked this week.  It involves a bit of math and science.  Here goes: Take 153 pounds plus 83 years old, divide by a 2 x 4 throw rug, and multiply by the […]

Jul 082017
 

I never thought, in all my fantasies about travel and island living, I would be sitting here trying to decide if I want to live in Hawaii or Key West, yet here I am.  Both islands have good and bad to them and trying to figger out which would be the more better way to […]

Jul 072017
 

Today I got the word.  I am officially homeless again.  Just another urban outdoorsman with no purpose in life.  Doomed to wander the planet aimlessly.  No place to lay my weary bones, no shelter from the rain and cold.  Destined to die alone in a wooded clearing which reeks of cat pee. The landlady in […]

From One Season To The Next…

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Jul 062017
 
From One Season To The Next...

The 4th of July is over, and with it comes the changing of the season here in this apartment.  The stars and stripes are now gone and replaced with the colors of summer.  Little flags, patriotic candy dishes, and red/white/blue geegaws have been replaced with butterflies and flowers.  Summer is officially here. Just a few […]

Jul 032017
 

Having been around the country a bit from this shithole to Florida to Hawaii, I’ve been able to experience a wide variety of weather systems.  Here, in said shithole, it’s usually gloomy, cold, rainy, windy, foggy, and generally depressing.  In Florida, it’s hot, humid, with some serious thunderstorms now and then, and the occasional hurricane. […]

Jun 282017
 

I put up a small Amazon Store a few months ago to pick up a few extra pennies on the side.  Nothing special, just links to some stuff relevant to the Fritter and on a separate page so it wouldn’t interfere with the content of the site.  Well, Amazon has decided the store front idea […]

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 […]