An Inconvenient Sadness

The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”

― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Welcome To A Watery Wet World Just West Of Africa

At the dawn of a new lobster season. Six intense months of fishing various species, and testing new irrigation for Man Of Peace.   My son moved home from Toronto to be my 2nd Mate. I do not think I could do it without him. He has been an essential part of this business since…

Betrayed By Destinations

“But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.” (Gwyn Thomas) How do we avoid the fixation we have about arriving? You know, that end goal destination that siphons off the joy of experiencing where we are right here, right now, long before we get there. How much of life’s beauty…

Don’t You Talk To Your Wife?

I had to pick up my car. Therefore, I needed to find someone willing to drive my truck back home for me. So, I invited my mom and dad along for the ride to provided the needed assistance. We had great conversations as we drove along, but one was unusually hilarious…

A Simple Hello

Originally posted on Storyshucker:
The evening commute home was a scramble as people rushed and crushed onto the train fighting for a place to sit or stand.  A last-minute couple pushed through the door dropping tourist maps in their haste. Forced by the crowd to split up, the man went one way and the woman another.…

People were Evacuating, But We Went Home To Mali

If necessary, I would secure everything in Sikasso, lock up and prepare for a possible extended evacuation period. But we needed a better read on the situation before reacting. In February, 2013, we crossed the border into Burkina Faso for a two week drip irrigated garden project with some Jula (Dioula) village people. We crossed…

Anarchists Change The World! How To Identify A PEI Anarchist

Anarchists certainly rattle local Politicians on little old Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. It is election time on PEI, and my son is already hard at the task of rattling the political candidates today.  My son is so funny, free thinking, and outside the box…. Wonder where he gets that from?

Those With Stories and Those Without

Stop reading, and go write a living story…. because…. “We’re all stories, in the end.” (Steven Moffa)  “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” (Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)   One of the best pieces of life advice I ever received was, “Live the kind of life that…