Feb 072016
 

The book is moving along surprisingly smooth now.  The final chapters are coming into form and hopefully, I will have a full draft ready to go very soon.  Then I’ll get some proofreading done, and start going back, checking for mistakes, and punching up the weak spots.  I’m starting to get excited as this project […]

Aug 082015
 
I'll Make Do...

It’s been rough for the old Captain lately.  Constant financial issues, dealing with losses both personal and physical, and over the past week, the problems with simply living in a room.  Through it all, however, I’ve been able to maintain some semblance of an income by way of the computer and the iPhone.  If something […]

May 012015
 

It’s alway interesting, and sometimes a bit scary to actually meet and talk to the people who read or follow your adventures.  On the other hand, I have managed to score the occasional free lunch so it works out for the best.  In this case, I met up with Chris back in 2013.  He was […]

Jan 272015
 

As of this writing I still have not heard any updates regarding moving the mooring.  It was the weekend and it has been windy.  But time is running very short.  The marina manager has been quite nice about all this and in fact would prefer I stay.  For the rent of course.  But we do […]

Jan 232015
 

Today I gave notice to the marina that I will be departing in some way, shape, or form at the end of the month.  No matter what else happens, I ain’t coming up with another $720 to stay here.  I either get towed out, sail out, or walk out.  For now, it looks like towing […]

Jan 212015
 
Living Aboard:  Decision Time...

Well, looks like it’s time for another change.  Like it or not, it would appear that my days here at this marina are about to come to an end.  For one, the rent is now out of reach.  $720 vs $612.50 is beyond what I can afford, not that the latter was any easier, but […]

Life As An App Developer…

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Aug 252014
 

Some of you have on occasion written to me to ask about what it takes to become a top notch, first rate, highly sought after, app developer.  I don’t have any idea.  But I can relate how things are going with my little spot on the app store.  And it ain’t pretty. The wifi is […]

Starting And Running A Business The Modern Way…

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Oct 062013
 

On the other pages I talked at length about starting a stand up paddle business.  While the emphasis was on stand up paddle boards, the posts could easily be applied to just about any start up business venture.  Research your market, make sure you have sufficient capital to get things going, make sure you have […]

Finally, A Free Useful Accounting Program…Wave…

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Mar 072013
 
Finally, A Free Useful Accounting Program...Wave...

When I was running my paddle board company, lo these many years ago, I needed to have a decent accounting program to track all the millions of dollars I was bringing in.  At the time, and because the accountant said so, I was using Quickbooks Online.  Now, Quickbooks worked just fine.  Lots of features, most […]

Thinking Of Writing A Book? Here’s Some Help…

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Dec 062012
 

Now that I have two…count ’em…2 books on the iBookstore that qualifies me to employ my PHD in slinging bovine fecal matter and help out anyone else who may be looking to get their manuscript published.  And besides, it’s a slow week and I need to post something.  So here goes… If indeed you are […]

Dec 042012
 
Moving To The Florida Keys?  Now An iBook!!!

It’s here.  The primer on moving to the Florida Keys is now on iTunes.  Moving To The Florida Keys is combination of information, advice, and personal experiences by yours truly, written and published to help anyone out there who has or is considering chucking it all and moving here to the end of the world. There […]

Jun 192012
 
Ditching the Paper Habit...

Around the end of 2010 I made a conscious decision to give up paper.  It was becoming an annoying habit and it was time to stop.  The digital age had finally progressed enough that I was confident that I could eliminate virtually all paper in my life.  And I was right. For years, I would […]

Need help with your inventory at home?…

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Jan 302012
 

While rooting through the free and discounted apps for Livingwithanipad this morning I came across this interesting little app. It’s an inventory management app for keeping track of your personal belongings at home. You can add in all your stuff along with descriptions, serial numbers, etc. It’s a handy item to have just to keep […]

Minimalism ebooks…

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Jan 102012
 

If you are looking to do some reading this winter and have iBooks on your iPad or computer, here are a few titles with a minimalist slant to peruse… The Last Drop of Living: A Minimalist’s Guide to Living The High Life On A Low Budget – Robert Lee The Happy Minimalist – Peter Lawrence […]

Dec 122011
 
Minimalism...Computers...

What’cher lookin’ at, is the sum total of all my computer equipment. The whole fritter electronic universe on a table top. With this small mess of cables and circuits I can run my entire blogosphere, maintain contact with the outside world, and generally run my life. Here is the inventory for those of you keeping […]

Debt, debt, debt…

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Oct 012011
 

If you have an interest in minimalism as a lifestyle and have been following this or any other minimalist blog you know that one of the first things we preach is to eliminate all debt. Not just some debt, ALL DEBT…GONE!. I cannot express in words alone how important it is to eliminate debt. And […]

Minimalism…tying up a few loose ends…

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Aug 302011
 

A few weeks ago I proclaimed I was at the point I wanted to reach in terms of reducing my possessions down to the bare essentials. Yeah I am there but I still need to fine tune a few things here and there. Not anything major like going car free but when I moved I […]

My Final Post…

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Jun 262011
 
My Final Post...

Yeah, you wish.  Let me rephrase that.  My final post, on my laptop.  This week begins the Grand Experiment.  I am going to attempt to live using only my iPad.  Perhaps I should clarify. I have two computing devices I use at the moment.  A Mac Air laptop and an iPad.  I needed both when […]

The Minimalist Geek

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Jun 232011
 

I’m a geek when it comes to computers and electronic gadgets. In particular, Apple based products. I got my first iPhone over two years ago and my first MacAir soon after that. Now I am down to two devices, an 11″ MacAir, and an iPad2. I dropped the iPhone as the iPad duplicated everything the […]