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 […]

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 052017
 
A Tale Of Two Islands - Some Final Thoughts...

With but a few days left before I board a plane for the mainland, assuming said plane does not get shot down by a Best Korean missile or I get thrown off, I thought I’d wrap this series up with a few last opinions and review of some of the things I covered regarding Maui and […]

Apr 272017
 

Yeah, I know.  I was laughing when I wrote the title too.  Anytime you combine a sentence with, ‘affordable housing’, ‘Hawaii’, and ‘Key West’, you are going to get a chuckle or two.  But, let’s have a go at it anyways whilst we wait for Best Korea to launch their ‘super mighty attack’.   A recent […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct 162016
 
The First Thing You're Gonna Say Is...

I’ve dreamt of doing a lot of things over the course of my life.  Visiting faraway lands, having adventures, doing exciting things, and generally living a real life. And surprisingly, I’ve managed to actually make more than a few dreams come true. I moved to Florida, learned to scuba dive, rode a Harley across the […]

Feb 162016
 

5 years.  I cannot believe it.  The Fritter is 5 years old today.  When I started this thing I had no idea where I was going with it, but here we are, still going strong.  Still growing.  Still snarky as ever. Of all the things I’ve done, of all the adventures, all the trials and […]

I Warned Them In The Beginning…

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Jan 012016
 

But did they listen.  No, they did not.  And now, they are getting exactly what I said would happen to them.  Let’s go back and start from the beginning, shall we?  Grab some popcorn and read on. In 2013 I was living at Oceanside Marina on the south east side of Stock Island.  I had purchased […]

Yup. They Did It Again…

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Dec 132015
 

Last year about this time, when I was living in Sunset Marina on Stock Island, we, the few, the proud, the lowly liveaboards, got a nice holiday gift from said marina.  Namely, a rent increase.  It hurt, the timing sucked, and it left a very bad taste in everyone’s mouth.  I wrote a post about […]

Oct 212015
 

You might remember last year about this time when I was looking forward with dread at turning the ripe old age of 60.  It’s seems every time I turn over a decade, bad things happen.  So, as you can imagine, I was less than enthusiastic about this.  Well, as of yesterday, said year is over […]

Aug 182015
 

Let’s take a break from passed out whores and drunken landlords shall we?  And move on to other things happening here at the end of the world. Yesterday I paid a visit to Kayak Kings for some much needed updates to the websites.  When I got there, namely to Cow Key Marina, the place had been […]

Aug 132015
 

No, I didn’t move out.  Still here, still having to step over passed out whores in the morning to get to the fridge.  Nope, something else is over.  As of today, I am no longer a licensed Captain.  My 5 year reign of terror on the highs seas has come to quiet end.  No more […]

Summer Doldrums…

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Aug 032015
 

It’s been downright boring around here over the past month.  Not a whole lot of anything going on other than the Lobster Season kicking off.  I’ve had no motivation to do much more than try to make rent every week, feed my fat ass, and little else.  But, here are a few tidbits until the […]