Sep 262017
 

You don’t appreciate how different two cultures can be until you leave the more better one, spend some time in the less better one, then return to the more better.  The differences between life here in the middle of the Pacific and the walking death of Pennsylvania are immense. For starters, the obvious…the weather.  Since […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]