Table Set For One…

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May 272017
Table Set For One...

It’s important to remember the real reason for Memorial Day, to honor those who sacrificed their lives in defense of the country.  Whether you agree or not with the reasons we go to war, it’s still more important to remember those who actually fight said wars. Here in the apartment building where I am staying, […]

Aug 282016
A Brief Interlude...

It’s the last week of summer, such as it is in these crappy mountains, and with the holiday weekend coming up, I’m taking a short sabbatical from writing.  I apologize for the lack of decent posts over the past few months but it’s not exactly inspirational for the writing spirit around here.  I’ll probably post […]

May 052016

Cinco De Mayo, or the 5th of May, has somehow become a national holiday in the U.S.A.  Essentially it has become another excuse to go out, get drunk, and eat bad food.  Like all the other invented holidays we have.  While everyone is out slurping down margaritas and destroying their lower intestines with burritos and […]

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 […]

Starting to Feel Normal Again…

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Aug 282012

Went out yesterday afternoon and had a big plate of sketti and meatballs.  First cooked meal I’ve had in a nearly a week.  Got a good nights sleep, no wind gusts, no snapping lines, no rocking.  Now it’s time to get back to work. From what I’ve been able to gather, the Keys got the […]

A few comments about comments…

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Jul 132012

You may have noticed that I have removed and closed the comments section on a couple of posts I wrote a few days ago.  That is because the comments threads were starting to degenerate from a free discussion of opinions into name calling and immature arguments.  So, as just about all bloggers who allow comments […]

Jun 022012

A commenter asked this question and the answer is such that I felt I should add a separate post to address the issue.  Being as how I rode for 25 years, owned 17 different Harley’s, got about 500,000 miles under my ass, and worked in the industry, I would like to think I’ve got some […]

Answers to key phrase inquiries

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Jul 212011

I’ve been looking at my traffic reports for the blog and see some of the most common phrases so I figger I would save you some time and give the short quick answers. ICloud…yeah, I am just as anxious as you are to see it and IOS 5. I’ve a feeling it will make this […]

A quick minimalist recipe….

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Apr 112011

If you can’t make this then you should be dragged out to a pasture somewhere and eat grass for the rest of your life. Single ingredient ice cream:  Take 2 or 3 bananas, leave them in the peels and freeze them.  When frozen, peel them and put them in a blender. Blend until the frozen […]

Death in a Cubicle

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Feb 162011

I was going to start off the Manatee Fritters Conchblog with an introduction to a minimalist lifestyle.  I had lots to say and will get to that in later posts but a story crossed the interwebs that just caught my attention and I had to write about it.  Some county worker out west died at […]

Green and Minimalist Living in the Florida Keys

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Feb 162011

Manatee Fritters is not a recipe, besides, they are too tough to clean.  What this blog’s about is minimalist and green living in the Florida Keys.What is minimalist living?  It is a lifestyle based on living more with less stuff.  Less clutter, less debt, less restrictions, which means more freedom to live and do the […]