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Blowin’ In The Wind

Cartagena is less than 200 kilometres from the nearest point of the North African coast. The Sahara desert isn’t much farther than that. At this time of year there’s a weather phenomena that brings the sands...

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A ‘Working’ Week

A bit of a break from my ‘normal’ routine this week as I spent a lot of time doing some paid work on another boat. It was a simple job but quite a taxing one. Long...

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Ascendance

This week I’ve been climbing out of a dip. It’s gone well. WRITING The book word count hasn’t increased because my ‘writing’ time wasn’t spent writing. But it’s been productive just the same. I’ve been using...

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Zen & The Art Of Boat Building

As I ease into the second of the fifteen months I’ve set aside for ‘work’ I’m entering a dip. You know what I’m talking about right? You’ve had them too. One of my ‘mentors’ Seth Godin...

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Fair To Middlin’

Writing Progress has been made but it’s time to take stock and look at the map. The size of the task I’ve taken on in writing “A Foolish Odyssey’ is beginning to dawn. The first draft...

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Our Neighbour Larry

Larry’s place is just down the dock from us. It’s nice. Here’s a photo of it. He’s got a few nice places has Larry. We hear tell he’s got a couple of dozen houses in Malibu...

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15 – Week 3 Report

My writing is coming along nicely. I get up at seven most mornings and work until about nine. I’ve set up FREEDOM to block the internet until then. It takes away any temptation. This routine gives...

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Walking Calblanque

I think I must be solar-powered and my batteries are knackered, they don’t hold their charge. After a few days without the sun my energy just drains away and I’m in danger of going completely flat....

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A Portal To The Underworld

Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life as well....

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¡Viva La Nieve!

It’s been a notable week so far. On Tuesday Gail and I had visitors. A German gentleman by the name of Severin Kodderitzsch emailed me a couple of weeks ago and told me that he was thinking...