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Making the Most of the Bardo

Making the Most of the Bardo

“the state of existence intermediate between two lives on Earth.” It is obscenely easy to slip into romanticism when writing about life aboard a boat.  Lazy comparisons to Thomas Kinkaid’s sweet and soft views of neighboring civilization across the river, lit up with the warm, […]

The “Five Year” Lie We’ve All Told

The “Five Year” Lie We’ve All Told

“So, where do you see yourself in five years?” You’ve been there, right? Sitting in a job interview with an executive across the desk that asks the question with feigned interest in the answer. Or, perhaps sincere interest, if that person believes in the purported […]

How Do You Become a Cruiser?

How Do You Become a Cruiser?

A few weeks ago, we drove out to Ft. Lauderdale to go see the crew of Delos give a talk in front of an audience of 200-ish people. SV Delos has been an inspiration to us our last year living in Dallas, keeping our eyes […]

The Cocoon Sucks

The Cocoon Sucks

I had a really nice, cushy life. Up until a month ago, I had a great apartment on a waterfront park in a swanky neighborhood in Dallas. I was surrounded by friends and family that love me. I had a damn cushy job where I […]

No One Wants My Crap – A Lesson in Reframing

No One Wants My Crap – A Lesson in Reframing

Look at this desk. It’s amazing, right? It looks like someone stole it off the set of Master and Commander. I love it so much. The brass inlay on the bevel is unusual and decadent. The ornate brass guards on the curved legs serve as a […]

Goodbye, Quan Yin

Goodbye, Quan Yin

In about an hour, my bedroom furniture is going to leave my apartment. I feel sad about that. Boxing up the drapes that I spent time picking out. Taking down the framed photos that I shot on vacation. Unplugging the lamps that shone on me […]

How Do We Find the Meaning of Life?

How Do We Find the Meaning of Life?

I think the moment I became an adult is the moment I realized there is no meaning in life but what I could find in it. Maybe the realization came on like a forgotten ash-covered ember that burst into a blinding light. Or maybe it was delivered by The Little […]