May 292016
 

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 epidemic […]

May 262016
 

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 a […]

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

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 weather […]

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

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 all […]

Apr 192016
 

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, even […]

Apr 142016
 

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 are […]

30 Hours Of Ridin’ The Rails…

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

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 trip […]

Apr 082016
 
7 Days In April...

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 which […]

Apr 032016
 

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 some […]

Mar 312016
 

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.  Even […]

Mar 302016
 
Drillin' N' Fillin'...

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… Depressing, […]

Mar 252016
 
Relaxing, Eating, & Recharging...

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 recharged […]

Mar 202016
 

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 really […]

Mar 172016
 
On The Road Again...

If you are reading this on the day it was posted, March 17th, 2016, I’m currently on a bus heading north to Pa.  The deal in Key Largo fell through.  Promises were made, not kept.  You know how you go into a situation where everything feels just right and you know it’s going to work […]

Mar 142016
 

As I write this post on Sunday night, I’m sitting in a rather nice apartment on a canal in Key Largo.  I’ve been here for a couple days now negotiating a new gig.  One of my website clients has been pushing me to come back to this island and go to work for him running […]

Mar 102016
 

There are many wonderful characters in the book, Tales Of The Manatee Fritter, based on people I have known over the years.  If you are wondering where the inspiration for Charley the Mermaid (Don’t call her the L word!) came from, here you go.  This was made by a fan for Nikki du Plessis. Caution: […]