Nov 122014
 

It just seems that the rich will never be satisfied with what they got.  They always want more.  One of the few old timey marinas here on Stock Island has fallen prey to a new owner.  The Hurricane Hole marina located right on the corner of the Cow Key bridge and channel on US 1 […]

Jun 242014
 

It’s the beginning of summer, the weather, heat and humidity aside, has been beautimus.  The winds have calmed and the waters are clear and warm.  Things are kinda quiet around the island as we get a brief respite before the 4th of July and Lobster Season kick in.  You would think everyone would be happy […]

Jun 172014
 

But reality is suggesting otherwise. Yesterday, one of my former neighbors from the, “other place” came by the marina in search of a new slip to dock his boat.  He has been tied up to the seawall over at the marina of lost hope for well over a year now and was informed that he […]

May 072014
 
When Did You Stop And Just Settle For What Is?...

Take a close look at the picture below: Click on the picture and it’s going to take you to a link.  But be forewarned, said link is not pretty.  And after reading it, if you are not offended, sickened, nor disgusted, then you probably work as management. The picture you see is of an Amazon […]

Apr 292014
 

Here’s a little experiment for you to try at your worker bee job sometime.  But beware.  If you do this, there will be repercussions, punishment, and possible dismissal if you do, so tread wisely.   Sometime, when things are slow, if you are standing around the counter, in your cubicle farm, or whatever hell you […]

Feb 162014
 

Another Sunday, another pile of crap shoveled our way by the marina lord and master.  This time?  The son of a…..WAIT A MINUTE! HOL’ ON THERE! HOKEY SMOKERS!!! IT’S THE 3RD BIRTHDAY OF THE MANATEE FRITTER!!!! Well shiver me timbers and swash my buckles.  The Fritter has made for another year.  Wow!  Three years and […]

Make A Change For The More Better…

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Dec 292013
 

By the current measures of how we keep time in these parts, the earth, that’s that big round thing you are standing on, has completed another revolution around the sun, that big bright yellow hot thing up in the sky.  Considering the earth is a couple billion years old or so, a year is but […]

Nov 132013
 

As seems to be the norm, life lately has been hand-to-mouth.  And sometimes, the hand don’t reach the mouth.  Summer was pretty good with the app business and things looked to be moving in an upward direction.  Then September hit with no business, and most of October.  November ain’t setting records either.  Every week since […]

Aug 192013
 
Just Say No To Dredging...

  Key West has been a port of call for many a vessel ever since the island was discovered.  It has a couple natural harbors, a channel running from the ocean to said harbors, and with the attachment of the island to the mainland, provides a good spot for a layover.  Small vessels, cruisers, quite […]

Aug 112013
 

A few of you were cheering me on over the fact that I may have found, “A Job”, namely the van driving gig.  Judging from your glee it seems that you have been missing the point of this blog.  So class, today we are going to have a bit of a review. Pay Attention!  Life […]

Jun 292013
 

Wilst sitting here on the porch of the old bait shop where the internet is strong, writing yet another world changing award winning post, a sailboat pulled up along the fuel dock.  It happens quite a bit here with the fuel dock being so close to the ocean and all.  And we have all manner […]

Apr 182013
 

And no, this has nothing to do with national events.  I’m letting that subject go and moving on to other things now. Chase pointed this out to me yesterday morning and I had seen it while perusing the interweb news sites.  The AAA has published it’s annual report on the cost of driving a vehicle […]

Jan 062013
 

Yeah, it really is as bad as you think. Age, looks, race, sex, we got it all. But wait! There’s more! The old adage is, working in the Keys is a tropical depression. Low wages, long hours, few benefits, and even fewer choices. The Keys ain’t a hotbed of income opportunities if you chose to […]