Jun 172017
 

Recently I was sent some links to a couple of YouTube channels of people who are into simple living.  One is called The Boss Of The Swamp and the other is Cheap RV Living.  They both espouse many of the same things I preach about here on the Fritter.  Simple living, no debt, minimalism, making one’s own […]

May 312017
 

3 weeks so far in the land of the walking dead where the sun never shines nor tides never reach and it’s becoming more obvious, despite the financial advantages, I am not going to be able to stand staying here until Sept.  I’m bored out of my skull, I miss the warm tropical breezes, and […]

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 272017
 

Yeah, I know.  I was laughing when I wrote the title too.  Anytime you combine a sentence with, ‘affordable housing’, ‘Hawaii’, and ‘Key West’, you are going to get a chuckle or two.  But, let’s have a go at it anyways whilst we wait for Best Korea to launch their ‘super mighty attack’.   A recent […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lahaina…

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Mar 212017
 
Lahaina...

If there is one place in Hawaii which reminds one of Key West, it has to be Lahaina.  Located on the west end of Maui, Lahaina is a very typical tourist town.  It sits right on the shoreline facing the island of Lanai to the south and Molokai to the west.  In the town itself […]

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 […]

Feb 262017
 
A Tale Of Two Islands...

I have spent some 38 years in Florida and about 8 of said years in the Florida Keys, including Key West.  I have now been living in Hawaii on the island of Maui for 6 months.  So, with said experience, and my ability to fling bovine fecal matter with the best of them, I am […]

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 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 […]

Back To Work Woman!…

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Jan 152017
 

In case you have been wondering where everyone’s favorite mermaid has been hiding lately, Nikki had a busy year ending with her marriage to the luckiest guy on the planet, Jaco, followed by a wild, at least according to Facebook, honeymoon in Thailand.  Things have settled down and she is back to work doing what she […]

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 […]

Dec 302016
 

Remember HWSNBN?  You should.  Most of this blog centered around his antics during 2013 and 14.  For those of you new to the Fritter, HWSNBN, (He Who Shall Not Be Named), is a greedy bastard of a developer who bought out the Oceanside Marina on Stock Island where I used to reside on my little […]

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 […]