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Aranui Day 2: Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago

June 26, 2011

Greetings from Fakarava, or as the crew likes to say, Fuuuuuuukarava. You get it, right? It is very handy. I may use it in the future. Today was our first day ashore, although we had only 2 hours to check things out before the crew was done unloading cargo. Angela, Erke and I attempted a […]

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Aranui 3 – Freighter to Paradise: Day 1

June 25, 2011

Let me start this post by saying that you will get sick of hearing how much I loved the Aranui 3 – the freighter to paradise. I loved the ship, I loved the Marquesas and I especially loved the crew. I loved every single moment on board, so get ready for a love-fest. Can I […]

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Papeete, Tahiti: Parlez-Vous Anglais?

June 24, 2011

Well after 2 flights, 20 hours in transit and several glasses of Champagne on the plane, I finally made it to Tahiti! Papeete is much more bustling than I anticipated. A riot of scooters, motorcycles and French cars cruising up and down the main road. But the colors, ah the colors. I went on a […]

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Every Soul Longs to Soar: The First Day of My South Pacific Solojourn

June 23, 2011

Today I started my trip, bright and early, at 6:30 am in the Cleveland Airport La Quinta. I loaded up my 39 pound backpack, strapped it on, and marched out of the hotel and into my dream. Cleveland to LA. LA to Tahiti. Let the adventure begin.

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Quoth My Hard Drive, “Nevermore.”

April 13, 2011

A couple of years ago I had a most unpleasant April 15th weekend thanks to a tax software nightmare. Computers are great for doing your taxes, until they decide to gift you with the blue screen of death. After staying up all night in a vain attempt to reconstruct my taxes, I channeled my annoyance into poetry. I think Edgar Allen Poe would have written The Raven a bit differently had he lived today.

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Gramps’ Heaven

March 6, 2011

Gramps was a pretty multi-faceted guy. He was a craftsman. A traveler. A student. But above all else, he loved Granny.

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