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We’re Buying Another Boat

It seems like we’ve been on land forever, but in reality it has only been a few months. It’s amazing how many ‘strings’ get attached to you in such a short time back amongst the people on land. When we lived on the boat (unemployed mind you) the days were full but they were filled [read more by clicking on title]

A Formula for an “Out of the Box” Life

I’ve been exploring the options for creating a lifestyle that focuses on ‘working to live’ not ‘living to work’. One in which you carefully and consciously avoid the bear traps and shackles that provide the seemingly innocuous pleasantries of a modern life but in reality keep you chained to the monthly cycle of working to [read more by clicking on title]

We sold our Sailboat Online in less than 90 days

Whiskey Charlie is no longer our sailboat. Will Staat from Fox Point, Wisconsin is the new owner of our 1979 CSY 33′ Cutter sailboat.

We started advertising our boat in Key West on craigslist. I put listings, each slightly modified for our CSY in all the south eastern major sailboat cities along the coast. That [read more by clicking on title]

BIG NEWS! Hil is Pregnant!

Not exactly sailing news or even some philosophical insight. Hil is pregnant! We are happily expecting our second child November 18th, 2009. Ironically, we found out she was pregnant in Key West at the end of our trip before we planned on heading back. We were going to keep trucking north, but decided to stick [read more by clicking on title]

Common Sense Education For Our Children

Ok, I’ve been thinking about what constitutes a ‘valuable’ education. I’m not talking about the whole reading, riting, rithmetic course load from K-12. I’m thinking about basic life skills that everyone should know BEFORE even thinking about moving on to a higher education.

Here’s some basics:

Everyone should either know how to hunt or fish [read more by clicking on title]

When is Higher Education Important?

I’ve been thinking about going back to college at the ripe old age of 39 for a masters in renewable energy science technology. I look back at my college days and the education I received then really only points out all that I don’t know now.

When I was in high school, it was a [read more by clicking on title]

The Adventurer’s Retirement Plan

I’ve really been giving this some thought. In my mind there are only a few things that keep most people from living an otherwise extraordinary life in our grey pharmaceutically overloaded risk averse society.

Lack of some form of health insurance A provision for some form of pension/retirement.

A lot of [read more by clicking on title]

Keeping a Dream Alive May Mean Keeping a Dream to Yourself

We just returned from two weeks of visiting my relatives in Arizona. We stayed at my fathers home and really had a great visit. Sometimes family visits can feel like being trapped in prison with no way to get out or around, but we were lucky enough to have a relative lend us a car [read more by clicking on title]