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Expedited Passports for Mother and Child

Both Hil and I needed to renew our passports. I expedited the renewal for my trip down to Mexico in June and I received the new passport within 11 days of sending it off via US postal service.

Because mine was a renewal, within 15 years of original issue, I simply downloaded the paperwork [read more by clicking on title]

Get a Job You Lazy Bum!

This is the worst picture I could find of me to go with the 'Bum' title.

No, no one has actually come out and said that to us (while some may be thinking it). When things get tough I do break down and think this to myself and wonder, “What the Hell am I [read more by clicking on title]

Driving the Family across Country

I met my wife, Hil, at the airport when she returned from visiting her parents in New England for 8 days and we decided a month apart was simply too long. Our situation had changed slightly as well, making our decision that much harder. There was a rental on our St. Simons house right in [read more by clicking on title]

Sailing A Catamaran from San Carlos, Mexico to Puerto Penasco, Mexico

The planning continues while I am still in Georgia.

I will admit to being a ‘wee’ bit nervous about sailing a 16 year old boat that hasn’t been sailed in over three year 300 miles north in a foreign country with spotty communication services and add to that I’ve never sailed a Gemini Catamaran a [read more by clicking on title]

Short Term Sacrifice for a Dream

I flew out to Tucson on June 22nd to drive to San Carlos, Mexico to inspect a Gemini 3400 Catamaran that we had under contract while Hil and Emma James stayed in Atlanta with various friends house jumping to see as many folks as possible while I was away. We don’t get back to Atlanta [read more by clicking on title]

What Inspires You?

This was sent to me by BrokeNotBroken and I think it’s a wonderful poem.

As for inspiration:


Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried [read more by clicking on title]

P1140020.JPG from PixelPipe

OK- this is not just a random shot of me in my inflatable life preserver. As you may have noticed, I have been updating the website theme and functionality. One of the problems that I’ve been trying to overcome is getting photos uploaded into the WordPress Media folder quickly and easily. I also want [read more by clicking on title]