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 […]

Jul 032017
 

Having been around the country a bit from this shithole to Florida to Hawaii, I’ve been able to experience a wide variety of weather systems.  Here, in said shithole, it’s usually gloomy, cold, rainy, windy, foggy, and generally depressing.  In Florida, it’s hot, humid, with some serious thunderstorms now and then, and the occasional hurricane. […]

Apr 042017
 

Walk down Duval St. in Key West or just about any street in Maui and chances are you are going to hear a lot of different languages.  Spanish, Hawaiian, Russian, Chinese, German, French, Japanese, and whatever they are passing off as verbal communication in New York City can be heard.  (Seriously, how the hell do you […]

A Tale Of Two Islands – Keys Disease Vs. Practice Aloha…

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Mar 282017
 
A Tale Of Two Islands - Keys Disease Vs. Practice Aloha...

Come to just about any island near the tropics and you will find life runs at a much slower pace than what you may be used to, especially if you come from some big city up north.  Traffic moves slower, people walk at a much more relaxed pace, and there doesn’t seem to be any […]

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 112017
 
A Tale Of Two Islands - The Water...

Funny thing about islands.  They are surrounded by water, on all sides even!  In fact, said water along with the nice weather, is what attracts a lot of people to Key West and Maui.  After all there are all kinds of fun things to do on, in, and under the water.  It was main factor […]

Mar 022017
 

Let’s face it.  The main reason most people come to a tropical island is for the weather.  The chance to escape the cold, gray, lifeless, frozen wastelands of the north and bask in the warmth and sunshine with a light tropical breeze.  It’s a big factor in why I moved south.  I hate winter and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct 042016
 

Even though I’m half way around the world from this storm, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it and how dangerous it’s about to get. As of this posting Matthew was crossing western Cuba and heading for the Bahamas.  From there, all forecasts appear to have it run up real close along the east coast […]

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 […]

Mar 012016
 

I’m on my third and final week at my friend’s house here in Orlando.  It’s been a relaxing stay allowing me to wind down from the bullshit I left at the trailer trash hilton.  I’ve been able to get the book published, get some semblance of cash flow, and generally just not worry too much […]

Digital Nomad: Always Looking For Options…

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Sep 062015
 

One of the things I have been trying to do, with no success, is trade off some webwork in exchange for some sort of living arrangement.  Build a website, build an app, computer consulting, things of that sort, hopefully in exchange for some small habitat for a short term period.  Recently I ran an ad proposing […]

May 162015
 

I’m sitting around playing on the computatater as I usually do these days, fiddling about here and there, when I suddenly noticed something.  Somewhere in mid fiddle, I found myself looking at boat ads…for like an hour.  Nothing special, just perusing what’s for sale here and there about the state.  There are a few nice 22′ […]

Aug 092013
 
An Honest To Goodness Mermaid...

I’ve heard rumors of mermaids in the Key’s but I’ve never met one until today.  Meet Nikki, the mermaid.  She is in town doing a photo and video shoot for an upcoming project through a local video photographer, The Mermaid Hunter.  The shoot will be done underwater and feature Nikki doing some free diving on […]

The Other Side Of Mini Season…

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Jul 242013
 

As you are probably reading this, thousands of divers, snorkelers, and those with a death wish are currently frolicking about the waters of the Florida Keys in search of lobsters.  As I mentioned earlier, it’s the Mini Lobster Season once again.  But despite the millions of dollars that will drop into the coffers of the […]

Jul 062013
 

I mentioned in passing recently about the impending overhaul of flood insurance for homes in flood prone areas, which is pretty much all of the Keys.  Here is a good follow up article that appeared in today’s Keynoter: Protests Mount Over Rate Hikes When these new rates go into effect, most people who own a […]

Every Action Has A Reaction…

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Jul 042013
 

And in this case, the reaction weren’t pretty.  Yesterday, once again I was perched on the porch of the old bait house, frittering my time away on the computater, when an interesting scene unfolded, very much different from when the nice couple puttered in the other day on their sailboat to get fuel. As I […]

Jul 022013
 

Found this interesting article on Yahoo today. Florida Keys Prepare For Sea Rise And yes, that picture showing Duval underwater was taken but 2 months ago.  That is a very common scene when we have a lot of rain and high tides.  The store fronts have to throw up sandbags to keep the water out […]