Nov 212017
 

You know what I’m talking about this week.  Don’t do it.  Don’t even think about doing it.  Just don’t. What am I talking about? Black Friday.  The day after Thanksgiving.  The day after you have spent sitting at the table stuffing yourself full of delicious bird and filling and arguing with your relatives about how […]

Nov 052017
 

Having spent most of my life in areas where people travel to and fro on a regular basis, I’ve been able to make some distinctions between those who would qualify as tourists, and those who would be travelers.  Care to come and examine the differences?  Well, grab your adventure bag and let’s go. While there […]

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 […]

Oct 052017
 

As you know, I like to travel light.  Probably lighter than the average person.  I carry my trusty Serbag with a few scraps of clothes squished up into compression bags, very handy for saving space btw, a few personal documents, my MacAir of course, and little else.  Things like cosmetics, towel, and other non necessities I […]

Oct 032017
 

When I went back to the land of the waddling dead for the summer I did so with a clear purpose in mind.  No, not to see how many old people I could irritate to death, although it was a bonus, but to see if I could sock some money away for the next adventure. […]

So Now What?…

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Sep 142017
 

Recovery efforts continue in the Keys and throughout Florida.  I’ve been posting a lot of links to news and info about the Keys on the Twitter and FB feeds.  For all it’s warts, social media remains the best way to spread rumors, falsehoods, gossip, misinformation, scams, and fake news, and occasionally the truth.  Seriously, it […]

Sep 072017
 

Back in 2011 I wrote this post right after the tidal waves and subsequent disasters in Japan.  With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, and the recent disaster in Texas, it still has some relevance today. How would you fair in a disaster such as an earthquake, hurricane, or other major upheaval of your life?  […]

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 […]

Aug 212017
 

I’ve been looking at the past few months of posts on the Fritter and realized this is not what I want this blog to be about.  I’d rather be discussing islands, sunsets, boats, minimalism, and fun stuff instead of me suffering interminably here in this shit hole.  It’s not fair to you fans who come […]

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 […]

Aug 102017
 

Over a month now since the fall from grace but things are looking good for the person doing the falling from said grace.  Physical therapy 3 times a week is doing wonders.  A walker is still needed but a cane is in the near future.  The pain is subsiding, no thanks in part to the […]

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 […]

At Least The Food Is Good…

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Jul 302017
 

I have been eating well, as anyone who notices my growing waistline can tell.  If there is one redeeming factor about this area is there is plenty of good, fresh food around.  Corn on the cob, a long time favorite is now in season along with peaches.  We made homemade applesauce last month, always a […]

Jul 252017
 

It’s been 2 weeks since the fall from grace but the good news is, patient zero is coming along very well.  Physical therapy has been the order of the day.  The hip is hurting but there is actual walking (with a walker), getting up and down, climbing steps, and other exercises.  Coming home later this […]

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 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 […]