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 212017
 

Recently, I watched a very interesting series about the Cold War.  Made by the BBC, it’s pretty long at 24 parts but it was really fascinating given I had grown up in the middle of those times.  If any of you readers out there in Fritterland grew up during the 1950’s through 1980’s, you know all […]

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 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 162017
 

Ever since the beginning of the year, I have been dealing with a multitude of mind numbing, stress rising, anger inducing,  overly complicated, and red tapey entities.  Banks, government agencies, more banks, online accounts, all in vain attempts to just obtain Hawaiian citizenship, get my finances on track, straighten out some minor web stuff, and […]

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 […]

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 312017
 
It's Something Almost All Of Us Go Through...

Ok, no island pictures, no political rants this time.  We are gonna talk about something which almost all of us has had to face at one time, the death of a loved one.  This is a long post so please be patient and take some time to read it through.  Lots of important stuff here. […]

Jan 252017
 

In my never ending quest to do more with less, I bring you the story of the iPhone and the changes I have made regarding said device. I’ve been a fan of the iPhone since it first came out and it has become a very important piece of equipment for my day to day existence.  I […]

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 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 022017
 

So, you made it through the holiday season.  You put in all those extra hours.  You went the extra mile for the customer as well as the company.  You came in early, stayed late, missed all the holiday fun so you could hit those sales goals, complete the inventories, and get those TPS reports filed […]

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 […]

Humbug!…

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Dec 172016
 

Yeah, I’m in my usual holiday mood.  Watching a Xmas Carol in reverse so it has a happy ending doesn’t even help.  Maybe someone will write a version where Scrooge joins the Ghostbusters and finally kicks those asshole spirits into the next dimension where they belong. Hawaii is no different when it comes to the […]

Off the Grid, Hawaiian Style – It’s Fun To Look…

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Dec 062016
 
Off the Grid, Hawaiian Style - It's Fun To Look...

And dream a little now and then.  You never know what dreams may come true. One minute you could be stuck in a foggy, cold, grey, dreary ass town in the middle of the shittiest shithole state in the union, next minute you are sitting on the beach in Maui.  So dreams are good.  Let’s […]

Dec 042016
 

In the previous post about living off the grid, Hawaiian Style, I mentioned the possibility of buying a piece of land here in Hawaii and building a small house for less than the cost of new vehicle.  Would you like to see an example? Say hello to Kristie Wolfe.  Kristie has made a nice little […]

Dec 022016
 

In the previous post about Living Off The Grid, Hawaiian Style, I talked at length about the unaffordability of mainstream housing in the islands, at least when it comes to buying something.  Which leaves renting or going with something off the grid and/or tiny.  When one goes off the grid to live, there are three […]