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 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
 

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 […]

Feb 262017
 
A Tale Of Two Islands...

I have spent some 38 years in Florida and about 8 of said years in the Florida Keys, including Key West.  I have now been living in Hawaii on the island of Maui for 6 months.  So, with said experience, and my ability to fling bovine fecal matter with the best of them, I am […]

Feb 202017
 

Yes, you read the title correctly, I have found a downside to a minimalist lifestyle.  It’s not much, but it is aggravating as all hell.  Let me ‘splain. I practice a minimalist lifestyle in many ways, not just in physical possessions.  I try to keep as many aspects of life to a minimal and uncomplicated […]

Feb 162017
 
6 Years...

Wow. Another year and the Fritter is still going strong.  Amazing.  When I started this little voyage I had no idea where it would lead and if it would even last, yet here we are, still sailing along, at least digitally if not on the water. It has been fun though, and never seeming to […]

Feb 052017
 
Still Adjusting...

I’ve been out here in the middle of the Pacific ocean now for 6 months.  It’s been quite the interesting experience suddenly living where everyone said I could not.  The weather continues to remain near constantly sunny and mild.  I haven’t been too cold nor too hot.  Have had no need for ac nor heat. […]

Jan 222017
 
It's A Lifestyle, Not A Fad...

2017 marks 15 years since I began a long, sometimes difficult, but always rewarding move towards a minimalist lifestyle.  Back in 2002 I was living in a house which I owned, and owed money on.  I had credit card debt, motorcycle loans, and had even bought a second piece of property, namely a rv lot […]

Back To Work Woman!…

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Jan 152017
 

In case you have been wondering where everyone’s favorite mermaid has been hiding lately, Nikki had a busy year ending with her marriage to the luckiest guy on the planet, Jaco, followed by a wild, at least according to Facebook, honeymoon in Thailand.  Things have settled down and she is back to work doing what she […]

Jan 112017
 
Yeah, I'm Still Here...

I know, postings have been slim.  I’ve been doing nothing special lately and really don’t have much new stuff to report.  The main thing is getting through the interminable holidays finally and now life can be normal again.  I’m really not much for all the hoopla and it just seems to drag on forever.  At […]

Jan 012017
 

Whew!  If you are reading this, in this current dimension in which we exist, congratulations.  You survived 2016.  A lot of people didn’t.  So if you are reading this from a dimension beyond the grave, drop a comment and let us know how things are.  Just curious. It was a helluva year.  If there is […]

Dec 302016
 

Remember HWSNBN?  You should.  Most of this blog centered around his antics during 2013 and 14.  For those of you new to the Fritter, HWSNBN, (He Who Shall Not Be Named), is a greedy bastard of a developer who bought out the Oceanside Marina on Stock Island where I used to reside on my little […]

Dec 052016
 

Allow me please, to interrupt the Off The Grid series because I came across a couple articles in the local Key West fish wrapper which I want to expound upon.  The Sunday edition has two stories:  One in regards to the infamous shopping center with a wallymart planned for Rockland Key.  You’ll need to buy a […]

Good Riddance You Son Of A Bitch…

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Nov 272016
 
Good Riddance You Son Of A Bitch...

It’s not often one can revel in the fact someone else has died, but in this case, an exception can be made.  Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator and all around asshole finally smoked his last cigar this past Friday.  For those of you not born in the 1950’s, Castro was one of the three big bogey men […]

Might As Well Join The Fun…

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Nov 222016
 

I’ve decided to run a little sale for the holidays.  Since I can’t sell my charming wit and devastating good looks, (at least not without violating some stupid court order), I’m having a sale on the next best thing, my wonderful collection of ebooks.  From now until the end of the year, you can get […]

Nov 132016
 

Enough with all the election bullshit.  Time to move on to more important matters. I’ve begun the process of making Hawaii my permanent residence.  It’s going to take a few more months to complete, mainly due to logistics and tax purposes, but by the spring, if all goes right, and the new government does not […]

Oct 262016
 

Key West.  This week is the infamous party which nobody is allowed to mention by name on a blog, post, in social media, or mixed company, because the owners of said party don’t understand how to internet.  But no matter, it’s going on now and Duval is rocking away.  Here is a link to the […]