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Cruising is not a fashion statement but a serious quest to renew love and power in my life. This is not love at first sight. This is love with insight. Love on $0 Dollars A Day, I can’t afford not to take the love vacation. Whenever I start is the right time, so today is the day I am going on a  permanent  love vacation!

I don't see things as they are; I see them as I am. When I am able to  enlighten up, and tune in to The Frequency I  live in this vastness, swimming  in the ocean that mystics call ONE TASTE

Love shows up all the time. At this point, I cannot avoid love in everyday life. I can only avoid seeing it. It is simple, free and easily available .My ultimate destiny is to turn my whole world into a love frequency. It is nothing short of ordinary.

.
The Horse Latitudes
We're callin' everyone to ride along to another shore 
We can laugh our lives away and be free once more" 

 I  realize my soul is from elsewhere, and,  I am sure I will end up there. At the end of the day, there is nowhere to go and nothing to have and nothing to be—and that’s freedom.

Freedom is what you do with what has been done to you- I was born in America, which is the combination of having won the lottery and being kidnapped and sold into slavery to the treadmill of consumption and the shared hallucination of materialism.


The Soul Has No Personality

The problem with me is that I’m me. Yet, the ‘me’ who I think I AM , doesn't really exist. 

Sometimes doing is not a good thing to do. Doing is usually the desire for something to be otherwise. I have to be a Somebody before I can truly be a Nobody. If my world is a stage, the process of watching my thoughts is like moving back a few rows in the theater.

My complete yet not finished life calls for further growth. Everybody has been granted the power to seek an opening to this freedom and go through it. I happen to be doing it on a boat.


Trip Report-



Without music, my nautical  life would be a mistake. The last  time I was on this 8 Day Bahamas Cruise I was reminded of songs I knew as a kid but forgot until I actually went back out to sea. I wrote-

I used to think that spending too much time on a cruise ship was bad so I stopped thinking. Two  songs that inspired me to sail are -Cool Change ,a top 40 Aussie hit, and The Blues Image's, Ride Captain Ride.
Well I was born in the sign of water And it's there that I feel my best 
"If there's one thing in my life that's missing It's the time that I spend alone Sailing on the cool and bright clear water There's lots of those friendly people They're showing me ways to go But I never want to lose their inspiration Time for a cool change I know that it's time for a cool change And I know that my life is so pre-arranged I know that it's time for a cool change .Well I was born in the sign of water And it's there that I feel my best" -Little River Band



 I am from elsewhere,
 I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there


"Seventy-three men sailed up from the San Francisco Bay Rolled off of their ship, and here's what they had to say "We're callin' everyone to ride along to another shore We can laugh our lives away and be free once more. Ride, captain ride upon your mystery ship Be amazed at the friends you have here on your trip On your way to a world that others might have missed"-Blues Image


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A Post Without Image


Cruising is not a fashion statement but a serious quest to renew love and power in my life. This is not love at first sight. This is love with insight. Love on $0 Dollars A Day, I can’t afford not to take the love vacation. Whenever I start is the right time, so today is the day I am going on a  permanent  love vacation!

I don't see things as they are; I see them as I am. When I am able to  enlighten up, and tune in to The Frequency I  live in this vastness, swimming  in the ocean that mystics call ONE TASTE

Love shows up all the time. At this point, I cannot avoid love in everyday life. I can only avoid seeing it. It is simple, free and easily available .My ultimate destiny is to turn my whole world into a love frequency. It is nothing short of ordinary.

.
The Horse Latitudes
We're callin' everyone to ride along to another shore 
We can laugh our lives away and be free once more" 

 I  realize my soul is from elsewhere, and,  I am sure I will end up there. At the end of the day, there is nowhere to go and nothing to have and nothing to be—and that’s freedom.

Freedom is what you do with what has been done to you- I was born in America, which is the combination of having won the lottery and being kidnapped and sold into slavery to the treadmill of consumption and the shared hallucination of materialism.


The Soul Has No Personality

The problem with me is that I’m me. Yet, the ‘me’ who I think I AM , doesn't really exist. 

Sometimes doing is not a good thing to do. Doing is usually the desire for something to be otherwise. I have to be a Somebody before I can truly be a Nobody. If my world is a stage, the process of watching my thoughts is like moving back a few rows in the theater.

My complete yet not finished life calls for further growth. Everybody has been granted the power to seek an opening to this freedom and go through it. I happen to be doing it on a boat.


Trip Report-



Without music, my nautical  life would be a mistake. The last  time I was on this 8 Day Bahamas Cruise I was reminded of songs I knew as a kid but forgot until I actually went back out to sea. I wrote-

I used to think that spending too much time on a cruise ship was bad so I stopped thinking. Two  songs that inspired me to sail are -Cool Change ,a top 40 Aussie hit, and The Blues Image's, Ride Captain Ride.
Well I was born in the sign of water And it's there that I feel my best 
"If there's one thing in my life that's missing It's the time that I spend alone Sailing on the cool and bright clear water There's lots of those friendly people They're showing me ways to go But I never want to lose their inspiration Time for a cool change I know that it's time for a cool change And I know that my life is so pre-arranged I know that it's time for a cool change .Well I was born in the sign of water And it's there that I feel my best" -Little River Band



 I am from elsewhere,
 I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there


"Seventy-three men sailed up from the San Francisco Bay Rolled off of their ship, and here's what they had to say "We're callin' everyone to ride along to another shore We can laugh our lives away and be free once more. Ride, captain ride upon your mystery ship Be amazed at the friends you have here on your trip On your way to a world that others might have missed"-Blues Image


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Reprint: 10/2012

When I think Texas, I think Cows and Cowboy, a mashup of the Deep South and The Wild West but here in metropolitan Houston, it is impossible not reach the conclusion that this is the energy capital of the world. Evidence of the fossil fuels workforce is everywhere. Down-to-earth, international, very friendly, Houston  has that water-cooler vibe where everything is petroleum based.

Man In The Mirror-
Zaza Hotel in the Museaum District
It's easy to think that Exon Mobile and Shell are "Big Oil" but in reality, having traveled around the globe, most  of world oil reserves, and an even greater % of the remaining reserves of “easy oil” are held by national oil companies controlled by kings and  governements like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela ,Norway and Russia.



The 5 Most Boring Cities in the World I Visited


 Singapore- The Happy Dicatorship where the Thought Police give tickets for wearing headphones or chewing gum in public.It's just a clean, convenient place to stop over before moving on.
See: A Pain In The English


Brussels, Belgium-Beer and chocolate Brussels is a city of red tape and Eurocrats.








Houston,Texas-No crude oil types here-only bean counters and engineers. Everything you want in a city and less.

Oslo, Norway- Plain Vanilla-Safe cars and suicidal winters. A Big parking lot with the most beautiful looking zombies on the planet. where even chickens get to cross the road without having their motives questioned. See: Oslo You Know Where it's @

Riyadh, Saudia Arabia- Sexual Apartheid-Any country that bans the mermaid logo from Starbucks has issues-Cancel my subscription. Its silence is the most perfect expression of its own scorn. See: One Eyed Man in the Kingdom of the Blind



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A Post Without Image





Reprint: 10/2012

When I think Texas, I think Cows and Cowboy, a mashup of the Deep South and The Wild West but here in metropolitan Houston, it is impossible not reach the conclusion that this is the energy capital of the world. Evidence of the fossil fuels workforce is everywhere. Down-to-earth, international, very friendly, Houston  has that water-cooler vibe where everything is petroleum based.

Man In The Mirror-
Zaza Hotel in the Museaum District
It's easy to think that Exon Mobile and Shell are "Big Oil" but in reality, having traveled around the globe, most  of world oil reserves, and an even greater % of the remaining reserves of “easy oil” are held by national oil companies controlled by kings and  governements like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela ,Norway and Russia.



The 5 Most Boring Cities in the World I Visited


 Singapore- The Happy Dicatorship where the Thought Police give tickets for wearing headphones or chewing gum in public.It's just a clean, convenient place to stop over before moving on.
See: A Pain In The English


Brussels, Belgium-Beer and chocolate Brussels is a city of red tape and Eurocrats.








Houston,Texas-No crude oil types here-only bean counters and engineers. Everything you want in a city and less.

Oslo, Norway- Plain Vanilla-Safe cars and suicidal winters. A Big parking lot with the most beautiful looking zombies on the planet. where even chickens get to cross the road without having their motives questioned. See: Oslo You Know Where it's @

Riyadh, Saudia Arabia- Sexual Apartheid-Any country that bans the mermaid logo from Starbucks has issues-Cancel my subscription. Its silence is the most perfect expression of its own scorn. See: One Eyed Man in the Kingdom of the Blind



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Just the right amount of wrong-Burned  off the mass hysteria that permeated me
 last time I was here- Vegas is actually a quieting xperience, 
as if I have a different kind of nervous system

I resemble 
those guys
This is The Ocean View
@ Hooters Casino-where's the water?
When Nietzsche thinks of Venice, he thinks of death-when I think of Vegas, I think of zombies, the living dead.
 As a one-day instant tourist (I know both sides because I am both sides) it is clear that the end of Las Vegas  as a city of Vegans (is that a word?) is is upon us.

I am art of the 80%ers-who stay less than 3 days in the place that’s not just visited by tourists, but inhabited by them. Guys like Steve Wynn, put the sin in sincere and the con in confidence. At the end of the day, Vegas has usurped its  own publicity. It produces and exports nothing.

Sin City  has been using the  same business model: blending entertainment and information, exploiting cash bearing adventure-seeking tourists. The three C's crowd-cash, condos and cars-meet the 3C's-- culture, consumption and conferences.

Pain For Sale

The jobs of last resort, the safety net for the middle class- those low-paying always available service jobs  are being filled by liberal arts graduates from UNLV. It  seems in these custodians of "luck", these dogs of kitsch are mood monopolists whose  gaze of contempt, barks

 "Do chips the way you do life---in black. It's mysterious, non committal , like wearing sunglasses. "Black Action"

Read more @ The Demographics Of Overconfidence
This is old wine is in a new bottle. The art of telling stories even when there is no story to tell. Call that the house advantage. Spinning and packaging the shared hallucination of everlasting uncertainty, fueled by the disease of "more", "We" are just one critical mass, and more than that, from their POV, "always here" and "Here comes everybody!"

Don’t mistake motion for progress.If you feel athletic, do you go to a sports bar? So if you feel lucky, why go to a casino?Yet it remains the epitome of the tourist experience, created and re-created in an instant feedback loop of desire and demand.

Vegas I salute you, The 3 Finger Salute-Ctrl+Alt+Del. Money isn't the key to happiness, these QUERTY keys are. Control. Alternate. Delete.


Headlines-Q Balls by choice

Last time I was here celebrating the Chinese New Year in Jan 2011, marveling how my once faddish shaved head  has  become a socially acceptable  hair style. In fact, bald is a hair color in Vegas-sometimes Blue, Man :













In the beginning, there was Michael.Jordan was the poster guy for the perfectly bald man. He made shaving cutting edge.


He took 'the shaved skull' from social outcast to rock star chick magnet status. The follicly challenged started doing the numbers .

Shaved head= Shiny, Smooth and Sexy. You could count on being noticed. Just ask

Me no hair

Is bald beautiful? Perhaps. Is bald a high end haircut? Maybe. One thing for sure,(Listen up Blue Man Group) Bald is a hair color. If you want to make the statement that says, I run my own life. Shave your head and join the Union! Guy Laliberté, founder of  Cirque du Soleil is a card carrying member

Me no hair is a walking, breathing billboard and bullhorn that shouts, "I've got other plans" to the "Have a nice day" retail speak, and the SNL's (Saturday Night Live's) flight attendant "Ba-Bye" sketch.

Be Brave and Shave!

"Getting Kojack-ed" was made popular by 1970's TV star, Telly Savalas. Who loves ya baby? We do---the perfectly bald.

Yul Brynner was the quintessential Fuzzy Wuzzy when it wasn't (very) fuzzy. to "go all the way", back in the day, when Mr Clean, a household brand was the only game in town. Now we have MiliTerry O'Quinn.

We have yet to see a celebrity call a press conference to deny they are wearing a wig (David "Weave" Roth did it on radio). If indeed, there were such a day, Sir Elton John, William Shatner, and my all-time favorite, Burt Reynolds, would have what ---I Love Lucy's Ricky Ricardo--- would say, have some "splaning to do". The Donald's cover up has an honorable mention for all of its dishonesty. Rosie trumped that.

Life is too short for hair. In fact, a BBC survey says men who shave every day have a lesser chance of stroke than those who shave infrequently We are not skinheads, or Chemo patients, but would we shave our head for cancer, research, a cause? You know, get people to sponsor you, and the biggest donor gets the honor of the first cut.


Nowadays, Celebrities,
Politicians, Athletes, and folks just like us are all saying, "Me No Hair".The ten "baldies" you H8 or dig in this world---who are they? Post your comments here at Hotel @nyware. If you need any ideas, check out my jumpcut music video.

We, the "young and the ruthless" who were growing too tall for our hair, started conformin
g to the idea that we could be running our own show; and rebelling against the $2 Billion Dollar hair "restoration" industry of plugs, rugs and drugs.

The tragedy really was not in something that was, but in something that wasn't. Drinking the kool-aid of late-night infomercials that going "hair-free" cost too much was bunk. The fear merchants put the con back in confidence with "Wayne's World"-style public access shows and 1-800 numbers.

They tried to make us afraid, and take away the "pain", the pain of once parted hair that now was de-parting, cutting "itself". As if it was happening to us, and keeping us separated from looking good. It was just exchanging an I for an I, and keeping us blind to the fact that hair "loss" is no loss at all, and, more than that, the upside of shaving it all off, is all gains, in street cred and social and spiritual capital.


Then Of Course, there is Dr Evil--

The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery...


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A Post Without Image

Just the right amount of wrong-Burned  off the mass hysteria that permeated me
 last time I was here- Vegas is actually a quieting xperience, 
as if I have a different kind of nervous system

I resemble 
those guys
This is The Ocean View
@ Hooters Casino-where's the water?
When Nietzsche thinks of Venice, he thinks of death-when I think of Vegas, I think of zombies, the living dead.
 As a one-day instant tourist (I know both sides because I am both sides) it is clear that the end of Las Vegas  as a city of Vegans (is that a word?) is is upon us.

I am art of the 80%ers-who stay less than 3 days in the place that’s not just visited by tourists, but inhabited by them. Guys like Steve Wynn, put the sin in sincere and the con in confidence. At the end of the day, Vegas has usurped its  own publicity. It produces and exports nothing.

Sin City  has been using the  same business model: blending entertainment and information, exploiting cash bearing adventure-seeking tourists. The three C's crowd-cash, condos and cars-meet the 3C's-- culture, consumption and conferences.

Pain For Sale

The jobs of last resort, the safety net for the middle class- those low-paying always available service jobs  are being filled by liberal arts graduates from UNLV. It  seems in these custodians of "luck", these dogs of kitsch are mood monopolists whose  gaze of contempt, barks

 "Do chips the way you do life---in black. It's mysterious, non committal , like wearing sunglasses. "Black Action"

Read more @ The Demographics Of Overconfidence
This is old wine is in a new bottle. The art of telling stories even when there is no story to tell. Call that the house advantage. Spinning and packaging the shared hallucination of everlasting uncertainty, fueled by the disease of "more", "We" are just one critical mass, and more than that, from their POV, "always here" and "Here comes everybody!"

Don’t mistake motion for progress.If you feel athletic, do you go to a sports bar? So if you feel lucky, why go to a casino?Yet it remains the epitome of the tourist experience, created and re-created in an instant feedback loop of desire and demand.

Vegas I salute you, The 3 Finger Salute-Ctrl+Alt+Del. Money isn't the key to happiness, these QUERTY keys are. Control. Alternate. Delete.


Headlines-Q Balls by choice

Last time I was here celebrating the Chinese New Year in Jan 2011, marveling how my once faddish shaved head  has  become a socially acceptable  hair style. In fact, bald is a hair color in Vegas-sometimes Blue, Man :













In the beginning, there was Michael.Jordan was the poster guy for the perfectly bald man. He made shaving cutting edge.


He took 'the shaved skull' from social outcast to rock star chick magnet status. The follicly challenged started doing the numbers .

Shaved head= Shiny, Smooth and Sexy. You could count on being noticed. Just ask

Me no hair

Is bald beautiful? Perhaps. Is bald a high end haircut? Maybe. One thing for sure,(Listen up Blue Man Group) Bald is a hair color. If you want to make the statement that says, I run my own life. Shave your head and join the Union! Guy Laliberté, founder of  Cirque du Soleil is a card carrying member

Me no hair is a walking, breathing billboard and bullhorn that shouts, "I've got other plans" to the "Have a nice day" retail speak, and the SNL's (Saturday Night Live's) flight attendant "Ba-Bye" sketch.

Be Brave and Shave!

"Getting Kojack-ed" was made popular by 1970's TV star, Telly Savalas. Who loves ya baby? We do---the perfectly bald.

Yul Brynner was the quintessential Fuzzy Wuzzy when it wasn't (very) fuzzy. to "go all the way", back in the day, when Mr Clean, a household brand was the only game in town. Now we have MiliTerry O'Quinn.

We have yet to see a celebrity call a press conference to deny they are wearing a wig (David "Weave" Roth did it on radio). If indeed, there were such a day, Sir Elton John, William Shatner, and my all-time favorite, Burt Reynolds, would have what ---I Love Lucy's Ricky Ricardo--- would say, have some "splaning to do". The Donald's cover up has an honorable mention for all of its dishonesty. Rosie trumped that.

Life is too short for hair. In fact, a BBC survey says men who shave every day have a lesser chance of stroke than those who shave infrequently We are not skinheads, or Chemo patients, but would we shave our head for cancer, research, a cause? You know, get people to sponsor you, and the biggest donor gets the honor of the first cut.


Nowadays, Celebrities,
Politicians, Athletes, and folks just like us are all saying, "Me No Hair".The ten "baldies" you H8 or dig in this world---who are they? Post your comments here at Hotel @nyware. If you need any ideas, check out my jumpcut music video.

We, the "young and the ruthless" who were growing too tall for our hair, started conformin
g to the idea that we could be running our own show; and rebelling against the $2 Billion Dollar hair "restoration" industry of plugs, rugs and drugs.

The tragedy really was not in something that was, but in something that wasn't. Drinking the kool-aid of late-night infomercials that going "hair-free" cost too much was bunk. The fear merchants put the con back in confidence with "Wayne's World"-style public access shows and 1-800 numbers.

They tried to make us afraid, and take away the "pain", the pain of once parted hair that now was de-parting, cutting "itself". As if it was happening to us, and keeping us separated from looking good. It was just exchanging an I for an I, and keeping us blind to the fact that hair "loss" is no loss at all, and, more than that, the upside of shaving it all off, is all gains, in street cred and social and spiritual capital.


Then Of Course, there is Dr Evil--

The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery...


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A Post Without Image



The AmeriCAN Dream is the hidden infrastructure that informs Yankee life. It’s an invisible narrative and nuanced web of beliefs and assumptions based on rational self interest in your limited circles of influence.  
Cowboy French Fries

That means even travel, can be re framed as gaining a sustainable competitive advantage, a private and personal investment.  I'm not  writing a blog post or a updating a FB status- I am monetizing my  connections and building a personal brand. The price is what I pay.The value is what I get. I paid the price for world travel, but the value is not in dollars. It's experiential.

Everyone's life is either a warning or an example, but nothing is so irritating as a good example.The journey without distance from the head to the heart is the  sacred contract—a set of assignments our soul was meant to complete. Everyone must do it and no one can do it for you. You have to take risks or it is not worth it.


The road less traveled is someone else’s path--If there is a path it is someone else's path and you are not on the (your)  adventure.

Risks come from not  always knowing what I am doing. Yet it hasn't cost me my soul, my power, my psyche. I haven't betrayed anything that was in my heart, despite having  not always  managed surfing the wave(s) of life well. Yet when you have more past then future, everything is more intense and I am looking forward to this decade. That's the new equation: 1+1= infinity/


As a romantic , I have a profound  tendency to see what I  want to see rather than what is really there---but there is no there there when you are in this ocean of culture- A fish is the last one to know it is in water. 

The journey, however is the reward, even though the whole time I am on my way I am not  “there”.

What is deeply personal is universal and our stories don’t exist in a vacuum-They are informed by the larger story-The AmeriCAN one. with strict boundaries that we unconsciously learn to live inside. We are big fish in a small cultural pond. 

Sometimes if your ladder  to "success" is on the wrong wall, each step you takes gets you faster to where you do not want to be. Success without fulfillment equals failure.


 The Importance Of Being Ernest Without Having Ever Read Him

All the lies have been washed away by the truth.

My experience has caught up with my imagination to the point where my own Master Story is always wider and deeper than THAT single AmeriCAN narrative, and over the course of time, I have become passionate for  things The Dream wasn’t speaking to and wasn't giving me —couldn't give me. This might be the lesser known " I don't have a dream" speech.

Consequently, I live a wider and deeper spectrum. I first got that hint  when I started speaking French in my 20's: One language one soul,Two languages two souls etc...Then Japanese, Then Spanish Then Swedish...

In December 2012, I Wrote:


"Everything you can imagine is real"  Picasso

 My universe is made of stories, not atoms: land, air and sea travel and the power of now. If I wanted to be a multinational soul, I couldn't do it in cities where I taught English like New York or Los Angeles, Paris or Tokyo alone-I needed to get consecrated by sailing on the oceans. It's a wonderful thing to get rid of everything and everybody and just go some place where you don't know anyone; where, as Melville said,"God's one and only voice is Silence."


Chief Reif and Crazy Horse
I write my own rules for nautical success: continued enthusiasm despite failure after failure. 

Ship Happens-Success without fulfillment=failure

Living on a ship, might be summed up as monotony tinged with hysteria. It's not real life but an alibi. It is like going out of your mind everyday- in order to come to your senses; and a fool who persists in his folly becomes wise.

 After 11 ships, yes ELEVEN, I no longer want to cast doubt on perfection-America. “It’s not about the money” is the lesser known, I don’t have a dream speech. Wasn’t it Steve Jobs who said “Money is life’s report card. I've seen this kind of "success" as a drug of choice.More than that, success without fulfillment, is failure, yet, this kind of failure is going to get your best material.

As An Art Director and World Cruise Coordinator, the experiences at sea turned my can’t into cans and leveraged my dreams into serendipity a thousand unseen helping hands.

 Money isn't the root of all evil, boredom is the root of all evil, a spiritual anorexia- the despairing refusal to be oneself.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are, once you let go of the life you have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for you.

Being born in America is like being kidnapped and sold into slavery and the shared hallucination of running on the treadmill of consumption and materialism. It's a mask that eats up the face. It's also like winning the lottery, a currency, and I wanted to spend it well. Yet, we value material, we ignore emotions.

 If I wanted to serve my country, I had to betray it. What was the blue chip idea worth betraying? What was the lie I told myself? The disease of more in a world of plenty where most of the developing world is starving. The lack of simplicity and the yearn for complexity was, and in many ways still is, my blind spot.

The most total opposite of pleasure is not pain but boredom. I was willing to risk pain ( culture shock) to make a boring life interesting and re framing (Home is a feeling not a place) travel as a verb and not a noun. You have to DO it.--- A 1 man National geographic on that everywhere trip. The good, the bad and the ugly American- Why be difficult when you can be impossible--Hell was about to be other people,other cultures, other languages, and the National Anthem of Hell, was Frank Sinatra's "I did it my way".

 I had to make the switch from tourist to traveler, and adapt, otherwise this journey would be Karaoke traveling, a cheap imitation of the best yet to come. Without risk, faith is an impossibility. My "leap of faith" to give up all things material was curiosity..The cure for my ennui and boredom was "Any place but here" and "I want to be surprised everyday".

There's nothing ethical about the work ethic on ships. I got paid in cash, visited nice places, had a hotel room and six all you can eat meals a day! If the passengers were behaving badly, there was always a new group every 7 or 14 days to keep my interest. Now that I didn't need Power Point to explain my job, how much was I worth now that I was no longer in the w2 world of 9 to 5. I was a time millionaire. It was going to be about resourcefulness and not resources.

 Let the Orinoco Flow

There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. It is a known fact that when it's rainy or snowy, you have to merely think of an island paradise, and you are transported to that" Happy Place". A day-dream is as rich and real as anything on Earth. Picasso was right. All you can dream about can become real. I have shoveled snow and now I am shoveling sunshine. i always wanted to be in warm places in winter, and now All I want for Christmas is a sun tan.

Sail Away... from the North to the South, Ebudæ into Khartoum, from the deep sea of Clouds to the island of the moon, carry me on the waves to the lands I've never been, carry me on the waves to the lands I've never seen.



“Long, long journey through the darkness Long, long way to go But what are miles across the ocean To the heart that's coming home?” ― Enya

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