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 […]

Nov 102016
Are You Not Entertained?...

My goodness.  Quite a spectacle wasn’t it?  Lots of theatrics, drama, comic relief, and in the end, everybody lost, except of course for the owners of this country who are laughing at us whilst sitting on their luxury yacht sipping champagne, eating the meat of some endangered species, and grabbing women’s genitals. Let me preface […]

Nov 052016
Sandals, Slippers, & Flip Flops...

Very few people here in Hawaii wear what would be considered regular footwear.  Shoes, boots, and the like.  Some do, out of necessity for work or other activities, but by far, the majority out here wear open style footwear, namely, as the title suggests, sandals, slippers, and flip flops. When I arrived here I had […]

Nov 012016
Eatin' On Maui...

I was hoping when I came out to Hawaii I would be able to cure my lifelong addiction to food.  No such luck.  I still like to eat, several times each day, and I doubt I will be able to ever stop.  So, finding sustenance here in the middle of the Pacific has been a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct 132016
Power & Water & Wifi, Oh My...

One thing I am finding out about living out here in the middle of the Pacific is utilities are expensive, very expensive.  I guess it’s to be expected when you have to supply your own power, water, and other necessities, but according to some property owners I have heard from, it can get pretty pricey. […]

Prepare To Tack…

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Oct 102016

Some of you older Fritter fans may remember Julia from her Journey To Minimalism blog.  There she wrote about her major life change from a debt ridden worker bee to becoming a world traveler, sailing the Med., and living a real life. Well, Julia is now ready to share her experiences and expertise for anyone […]

The Cove…

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Oct 092016
The Cove...

About a mile and a half from where I currently reside is a small notch in the shoreline known locally as the Cove.  It’s the local favorite surfing spot on the west coast of Maui.  The waves are not too big so there are lots of beginners and tourists taking a stab at riding said […]

Oct 072016
It's Looking Pretty Bad...

Mass evacuations, long lines at gas stations, empty shelves in the stores, shootings, panic in the streets.  But hey, enough about the upcoming elections, there is a hurricane hitting Florida right now. As of this posting, Matthew has just about crossed the Bahamas and is rolling up the east coast of Florida.  It may or […]

Sep 232016

6000 miles.  It’s not far enough.  Halfway around the world in the middle of the largest ocean on the planet, and I still have to deal with corporate bullshit back on the mainland. I use several accounts for finances.  Things like banks, and other nefarious entities.  My address is still based in Key West along […]

Sep 172016

As I sat in my evil lair and began my cunning plans for an island invasion, I needed to decide which island would be the lucky one to enjoy my visit.  In the Hawaiian chain there are basically 5 islands where one can realistically settle in, at least someone of my age and on my […]

Aug 202016

It’s been nearly 7 years now since I paid off my last debt.  It was the infamous credit card which I had maintained for over 30 years.  I borrowed heavily with it, and in the final months, I had maxed it out to finance my paddle board business.  It was then I received a thank […]

Aug 052016

You really don’t think I was going to ream a new asshole for the landlords in the Keys and let the other half off the hook now did you?  Nope.  This is an equal opportunity ass reaming and for all you renters and prospective renters, time to bend over and spread your cheeks.  Not those […]

Aug 042016

Affordable housing does not exist in Key West.  At least not by the standards of the rest of the country.  The combination of low wages, high demand, and the desirability to live on this little 2 x 4 rock at the end of the world has created a shortage of livable places to house the […]

Aug 032016
The Doctor Will See You....NOW!...

Quick!  How many of you out there in Fritter land have one of these things?… Yeah, I thought so.  This is a standard accoutrement at every dinner table around here.  For those who are unfamiliar with this device, it’s a simple pill reminder box.  Labeled with the days of the week, each compartment contains the […]

Jul 302016

It’s still relatively warm up here and even the rain has been sporadic, leading many to claim this area is in a drought situation.  Not seeing it but it gives the weather bunnies something to talk about.  It’s only the end of July now but if one were to take a stroll through some of […]