Monthly Archives: June 2014

Things I Am Bad At

One of the many things that I am bad at is sticking letters onto the side of  a boat. I have finally removed the American from Dileas’ flank and now have to stick on the letters that spell Dileas. This … Continue reading

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Shieling

In the west of Scotland in what is called the summer, the people would move the cattle, sheep and things onto higher ground and would essentially camp out. The shieling was associated with fun, romance and slightly less rain. I … Continue reading

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Save The Rainforest !

Topher has launched his start-up Rainforest Connection. https://rfcx.org/ Go to his Kickstarter site and give his company a few dollars. Believe me, it is a totally excellent cause. Listen to what Neil Young has to say. http://mashable.com/2014/06/26/recycle-smartphone-startup-deforestation/ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/topherwhite/rainforest-connection-phones-turned-to-forest-guar Also on … Continue reading

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Midsummer’s Day

I have always thought that Midsummer’s Day comes too early.  Suddenly before Summer has really begun, we are in the middle of it and the days start getting shorter. That said Midsummer’s Day is famous for several reasons. First is … Continue reading

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Rice

My weekend’s sailing adventures have been thwarted so to maintain the pleasure harmonic at high frequency, I plan a weekend of gastronomie a la Okinawanaise. I go down to the fishing harbor and buy a fish and an octopus. The … Continue reading

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Dismasted in the East China Sea!

Cruising with Dileas has not run smooth. Once she was in the water the weather turned grim with strong winds and very, very heavy rain. However she waited faithful at her post for the moment to come. One morning last … Continue reading

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Crystal

So I have always considered gout to be a disease of fat, old, drunks, which actually describes me pretty well. They contract it as a punishment for their sins of excess, “Gouty patients are, generally, either old men, or men who … Continue reading

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