Sunday, December 13, 2015

A pause

Saint Simons is a great place to breath and rest up. Been here a couple weeks and will spend at least six more in this sweet little condo with a marsh out the front door and a beach out the back. We even have our own lemon tree. K&E will come down for Christmas and that will be fun. Got to see many of our friends as they travel hither and yon (just like us...). Ken went to NYC and back to St Maarten, Pete to Milledgeville, Karen to the Bahamas, Beth has plans to spend some time in AZ. But we all seem to filter back through this wonderful place and find each other. (Murphy's is always a good place to meet up and shoot a game of pool). Good friends. David and Sherry, Dan and Cookie, Sue and George, Perry, David, Russ, Mimi, Jay and our Mary Helen. It's nice to be back.

December 8th was a beautiful day from sunrise to sunset. Thanks for the calls. Here are some pics.

Next adventure in February is 2 weeks on the 47 ft catamaran, Sunshine with Capt. Ken, Beth and other friends who we have yet to meet...

Merry Christmas, friends. Hope to see you/ meet you in 2016.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Another Passage

The kids are moved into their new house. Walls and ceilings have a new coat of paint. Rugs are gone and hard wood floors look great. All moved out of Pine Street. We are so glad we were able to "add value" and help them achieve their dream. Now all they have to do is pay for it...

Our rental on Lennox Street was such a blessing. Close to the new house project and to family. Close to Casco Bay with access to our own beach with lots of "beauties" for the pickin. Two gallons of sea glass! And our landlords were just the best. Thank you Kara and Zeb.

On to DC for Thanksgiving with K & E. Then on to SSI for a few months of R&R.

Life is good.



Saturday, October 24, 2015

Arundhati Roy

“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.

The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.

Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
Arundhati Roy, War Talk

.hmmm..made me think. Empire; ie.unregulated capitalism or consumerism... all the isms, the military/industrial/education complex, oligarchy, political parties, religious dogma... deprive them of oxygen and watch them wither. Live with less. As Socrates wrote "The secret to happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less." Eat healthy, not what the profiteering advertisers brainwash you to eat. Censure/control corrupt TV/internet/Hollywood. Paraphrasing Mother Teresa, we can do no great things, only small things with great awareness. Our parents told us, "Pay attention!". Attention is the intentional channeling of awareness. the antithesis of mindless consumption and violence .

Although we be many and they are few, THEY keep us fragmented and fighting among ourselves so THEY remain in power/control. The Republicans and the Democrats are blatant examples. The media/news outlets do it, too.

OK, enuf. Time to focus on painting a ceiling...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bucket Regatta on St. Bart

Two Weeks in the West Indies

Living on the 47 ft. catamaran Sunshine, hopping from island to island, beach to beach, bar to bar... glorious. Thanks Ken and Pete and Beth. It was the trip of a lifetime. Or perhaps the first of more to come... Living the Dream. Thanks for sharing it with us.