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So Much To Sea

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December has been a blast not from the past but the NOW- The Future ain't what it used to be. After visiting Tech in Motion @ Cross Campus in Santa Monica last Wednesday, the answer to the L.A.  questions what are you doing? no longer is "Working on a screenplay"---it's "I'm working on an AP" . I met some cool ppl from Zeel, an on demand massage service- Yep, you heard it right they are the Uber of that!
Seems like Booze Delivery Aps are sprouting up everywhere too  and  talked with the ppl from Sqyre.
Came across this poem on my twitter feed that captures the  Zeitgeist over here.

There’s Uber for dogs, And Uber for cats.
Need a hot stone massage? There’s an Uber for that.
An Uber for nailsAnd an Uber for news.
And while your nails dry, 
There’s an Uber for boozeThere’s an Uber for kids,

And an Uber for maids, There’s an Uber for hairSo you can Uber your braids.There’s Uber for bikes, And an Uber for gifting,
There’s an Uber for beauty, If your face needs a lifting.
If you don’t have a green thumb, There’s Uber for flowers,
With all of these Ubers, We could drone on for hours.

Character is doing what is right when no one is looking,
 but with on demand aps-its a two way street-
 You get reviewed by the service provider too! Glad I tipped him
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#Uber connects you with a driver in minutes. It's an app for your mobile phone. There's a lot of companies in this space--and I decided to try the competition #Lyft, this week for the first time- My driver Moe was great.
The amazing thing is transparency- Not only do I know who the driver is and can rate him,  but he knows me-and in fact I got rated by him!

There’s an Uber for groceriesFor all lazy cookers,
And if you feel lonely, There’s an Uber for hookers.
There’s an Uber for potFor sticky green nugs,
And an Uber for cashTo pay for your drugs.
Between Uber for weed, And Uber for sex,
You name it, There’s likely an Uber for X.
So with startup reporters Facing ever tight deadlines,
Perhaps what we need Is an Uber for headlines


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“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” –G. K. Chesterton. The older I get, the better my past gets.

This  video is about  my magic bench, where I began my science of achievement experience of making the invisable  visible and in the process have had moments of extreme fulfillment on simply advancing confidentially in the directions of my dreams, meeting with a success unknown in common hours. 

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Nice to be back with My Piers! in the People's Republic
 of Santa Monica staying at The Hotel California
The View From Pacific Plaza 

16th floor

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The Empire Strikes Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack- Last November, in the Middle East
chasing sheep and today
Same Day Different Year Sailing On Board Disney Wonder in 2011
and Holland America Noordam in 2012


The View from the Crystal Serenity after 110 Days at Sea 2011 World Cruise

The Other side of the cliff- You could easily loose your footing, and the chalk erodes constantly with rainfall-


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Keep Calm Cause Ship Happens.
I always get an amazing feeling when I walk past a ship I have "lived" and worked on. The QM2 is no miraculous exception.  This is not your typical cruise ship. In fact, it is the last of the great oceanliners- passage ships designed for 12 months brutal Atlantic crossings NY to SO'TON. Her keel sits higher above  the water line, 7 decks instead of 5, which makes it cut water better and makes for a smoother ride.

I Remember.....

QM2 @sea July 2014

After 6 sea days, we took a voyage, not a cruise onboard the Queen Mary2. This is the shortest bridge between New York and Europe. Airplanes, afterall, are like diets - I don't like being on them.
The QM2 allows dogs onboard-cute!
The Queen Mary 2 comes to Hamburg every year.
 For her tenth jubilee she got a special celebration.
I took lots of videos, and posted them for my my friends on Facebook, but this one pretty much sums up the crowds enthusiastic response  as the flagship sails away down The Elbe River to open waters in the North Atlantic...
Sailing across The Pond to NY




Here  Are Some Of  Other  Ships I lived and Worked On










Pacific Pearl P&O Australia 
Crystal Serenity- Why Pay Less?
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth
when it is quite clearly Ocean.
Celebrity Solstice- That's Greek To Me


Costa Atlantica-
 Va Veni-

Azamara Journey-Check Please



Golden Princess- Nature is More Cruise Ship Less
Princess Cruises-Alaska The GR8 Land
Royal Caribbean-Oasis of The Seas-
An Embarrassment of Coconuts
Coral Princess Panama Canal Xing The Dude Abides
Carnival Splendor- Smoke on The Water


Disney Magic- As John DeLorean said "I'm going to Disneyland."
On The Disney Wonder looking at last years ship
that I was on, The Carnival Splendor that caught fire,





MSC Poesia- The  YOUniverse


Disney Dream @ Sea Picture Perfect
Holland America- NoorDAM Ships
Navigator of the Seas AmeriCAN
Serenade of the Seas  Vitamin SEA
Pride of Aloha LOST and Found

Pride of America- Aloha Spirit

My first extended stay In  Paradise was on America Hawaii Cruises. I just wanted a different experience, and I took the first job I could get, which was a deck hand. We sailed for seven  days and each day we had a port of call
SS Independence   Aloha, Mahalo and Hanging Loose in Hawaii



1994-My First Ship -
A Rust Bucket- SS Constitution(a glorified ferry) with a lot of heart 
known  as "American Hawaii Cruises"

Shoveling Sunshine


The definition of ecstasy is that you are not doing your ordinary everyday ho-hum existence. Shoveling sunshine in Hawaii beats a day at the office
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