Three Gray Lines

Companies and capital operate internationally, often beyond the economic reach of any particular nation-state. People are pretty global , too, living lives that freely cross national borders Chrystia Freeland It is a  strange pastime, but  I’ve been looking at nautical charts lately. They are full of cryptic symbols and squiggly lines, all of which haveContinue reading “Three Gray Lines”

Rock Carvings

Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moment, although most of us don’t even have the faintest idea about their lives, their trials, their hardships or challenges. Annie Lennox The Petroglyphs I first visited this site near Reef Bay St John USVI in 2014 to find a young gentleman enjoying this serene spot.Continue reading “Rock Carvings”

The last Straw … in a good way

Attitude and enthusiasm play a big part of my life.I get excited about things that inspire me . Dwayne Johnson My sister in law, Nora , has accused me of being a rotating hobbyist . Mr. Webster says “a hobby is an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure”, if this is soContinue reading “The last Straw … in a good way”

Skinny Legs

Be content to progress in slow steps until you have legs to run and wings with which to fly.  Pio of Pietrelcina This in the dinghy dock in Coral Bay which is a few proverbial steps from the iconic Skinny Legs Bar and Grill. Google skinny legs and this establishment will be at the topContinue reading “Skinny Legs”

Reflections

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine SeaSea motored into St. Thomas for the first time just a bit over 1 year ago , propelled by a pair of 50 horsepower Volvo Penta diesels quietly humming away . Her sails had yet to be rigged,Continue reading “Reflections”

Sugar

To understand the hidden secret of the modern industrial world in which I find myself, I have to return to another world. That world is at once wartime Nice and the plantation – the sugar isles on which Europe’s prosperity was built. J. M. G. Le Clezio When sailing the pristine waters of the Caribbean,Continue reading “Sugar”