Dory the Cat

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Several readers are curious about my cat’s name… Dory Rare Yes, my cat has a first and a last name but his namesake is not of salty origins. He was not named after the fish, nor is he named after the flat-bottom rowboat that fishermen in New England commonly used. Many people assume that because I am called to the …

Living The Dream

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I am encouraged by all the posts, emails, and messages that I get from people who are inspired by what I am doing. “You’re living the dream,” they say. Yes, people romanticize it. “Oh, you live on a boat, how wonderful! To feel the wind in your hair and nothing but openness ahead” they say…”I could never do that!” But …

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Bathroom Talk

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Living simply has its complications. For me, one complication is that I have no toilet. I know its taboo to talk bathroom talk, but I think secretly everyone likes the subject. Its silly, stinky, and is accompanied by sounds that make me laugh. I had a toilet of sorts when I first purchased my boat, but I removed it with …

Why Simple Living?

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When I decided to live on a sailboat, I began sorting through all my belongings to determine what was necessary, as I expected to only have room for the essentials. I never thought that a nice pair of high heels and the ever famous “little black dress” would be considered a “necessity.” And so, yesterday, I found myself at the …

Books (part three of a three part series)

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            The other day I lost my book list.  At that moment, my attachment to the list felt stronger than to any of the books on the list, probably because I couldn’t easily replace it at a Boarders or Barnes and Noble like I could all the others.             I was given a wake-up call when …

I Miss The Ocean

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  I step across a piece of the ocean each time I return home to my boat. And yet I still miss experiencing it and all it has to offer. Caught up in the race to prosper, achieve, produce, I am diverted from my goal of simple living with an emphasis on connecting with nature. A girlfriend, Rebekah, who lives …

Books (part two of a three part series)

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            Since my family’s housefire, I have read and given away 53 books that are listed in chronological order on my book list.  Every time I note a new book, I take a minute to glance at all the books that I had read.  It serves as a sort of timeline for my life.  I can …