Books (part one of a three part series)

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            Several years ago, on Christmas Eve, my family home caught fire. At the time, I was working for Outward Bound, moving from one basecamp to the next and was home for the Christmas Holiday. Many of my belongings were lost or damaged, and what remained had to be professionally cleaned, then stored until over a …

Ten Things I’ve Learned to Live Without… So Far

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1. Ice cubes, ice cream, popsicles, or anything that goes in a freezer 2. Warm running water 3. Television 4.  Clothing closet and dresser drawers 5.  Automobile 6.  Oven and microwave and all other kitchen appliances 7. Hairdryer 8. Bathtub 9. Computer printer 10. Chair and a coffee table to prop my feet on    

Eleven Miles

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I have a great car. Its a Subaru Outback all wheel drive. I bought it about a year ago and have enjoyed driving it ever since. The freedom of the open road. Now I’m on a new journey. One of a different type of freedom, and the next step is to live without a car. My car is now listed …

How It Began

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            It began with spring-cleaning. Last May, I began to give away most of my belongings, intent to live on a small sailboat. But it began long before that when my father introduced me to sailing. I was hooked, and looked for more and more opportunities to retreat to nature and live in the moment, to …

My First Test

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            This fall I can recall a day that was another beautiful simple living moment.  The air was freshening up.  The weather report was predicting that a tropical storm was approaching the coast of Massachusetts. Winds gusting to 45kts. I had asked Raymond if I could use a slip for the weekend to ride the storm …

Out To Sea

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Please send some good vibes my way. I’m headed out on a two day sail. It will be my first solo sail on my own boat, and I’m nervous. Thankfully I’ll have my cat, Dory, for company! And he loves to sail!

I Can Walk On Water

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When I first purchased Daphne, I moved to Gloucester, Mass to settle in, work, and save. When I arrived to Gloucester by boat, I went to East Gloucester Marina to speak to Raymond about a dock space for the winter.  My plan was simple and affordable.  I would live on the anchor in the fall, when the warm season dock prices …