Nov 102017
 

It’s been two months since Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys leaving vast devastation in it’s wake.  So how are the Keys doing since then?  Without actually being there, but following what I can online, it looks like for the most part, the islands have recovered rather well, depending on which island one is on. […]

Is She Rich?…

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Oct 272017
 

Last summer I sat down to dinner one night with the family and some close friends. We sat around and talked about the usual shit they talk about back there, mainly doctor appointments, who was dying, and when Jebus would return and smite all the non white people. But eventually the conversation turned to other […]

Oct 212017
 
Crossing Oceans and Chasing Dreams...

While you are sitting in your cubicle farm dreaming of spending the weekend raking leaves and shuttering the house for winter, Julia is sitting in her catamaran SnowFlake getting ready to cross the Atlantic.  I asked her to send me some guest posts about her voyage to post here on the Fritter.  Here is the […]

Sep 222017
 
You're Probably Wondering Where The Hell I've Been...

I know.  I’ve been remiss in posting over the past week but, it’s been a rather interesting said week to be sure.  And as always, you can bet there was adventure, mayhem, stress, and bullshit.  Wanna hear the story?  Of course you do.  Go grab some popcorn and enjoy the tale. So, last week I […]

Aftermath…

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Sep 112017
 

The storm has passed and is now, as of this posting, heading into Georgia and losing steam fast.  Irma went right up the west coast of Florida doing significant damage all along the way.  The entire state of Florida is going to be a long time cleaning up from this one. As for the Keys […]

Sep 102017
 

This morning, Sept.10th, Hurricane Irma made landfall in the lower Florida Keys. As I write this post the center of the storm sits right about over Cudjoe Key, where I once owned a rv lot.  Key West sits 23 miles to the west, Marathon, 25 miles to the east.  The storm hit as a Cat […]

Glad I’m Not There, But Wish I Was There…

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Sep 062017
 

It’s been kinda surreal.  Watching all the preparations, the weather bunnies freaking out, following all the goings on through the social media.  Seeing places you have been to, lived in, called home, on the brink of destruction, or not, depending on the time of the latest forecast. I can’t help but feel I should be […]

Sep 052017
 

For once, I’m glad I am not in the Florida Keys.  If you haven’t been paying attention, the Keys are right in the sights of Hurricane Irma, now sitting at Cat 5.  The storm is still out at sea, as of this writing, closing in on the Windward islands and unless something changes, will be […]

Oh, By The Way…

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Aug 242017
 
Oh, By The Way...

While you were sitting in your cubicle all week dreaming of how you were going to spend your lottery winnings, which you didn’t win, Julia and Snowflake sailed to Gilbraltar. She is living her dream without winning a lottery.  What’s your excuse??? Capt. Fritter

Hoping I Can Make It…

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Aug 172017
 

As August winds down I am finally getting serious about what my next adventure will entail.  I’ve begun looking in earnest at ads for places to live in Hawaii as well as possible boat options in Florida.  If nothing changes with the current progress of my loved one’s recovery, anytime after Labor Day I can […]

Jul 312017
 
The Journey Continues...

Some of you may remember Julia from the old blog, Journey To Minimalism.  When Julia and I first made contact by way of some comments on the Fritter she was stuck in a go nowhere job, saddled with a mortgage, and generally was unhappy.  She found the way to true salvation through minimalism, unsaddled herself […]

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 […]