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When you lived so little you tend to imagine you’re not going to die. But wasting your time concentrating on death is like watching  a comedy  and thinking only about the credits that are going to roll at the end. It’s a mistake of emphasis.

 I like entering THAT  magic field called “Eureka”  enjoying the sweet lightness of being when  you are the universe. My attitude creates my altitude  and that makes me longitude my gratitude. Let me 'splan: Longitude spans all seven continents and so have I. Energy flow where attention goes. Sometimes, I get an incredible ROI, return on investment by being in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. I embarked on an unplanned trip and became:

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Beauty is Unity in Variety


When I rowed on the Charles River (1980), the  state of flow was often triggered.  It's that place where action and awareness merge, and you feel a tremendous amount of self control and focus.  What is even more amazing is the total lack of emotion(s) in this spaciousness You can't create experiences like this, you undergo them.  


The Secret is about results, flow is about process rather than achievement. The ends  justify the means is about the outcome. Flow  is means without ends-the joy is simply doing it, but doing it optimally is, nonetheless  the consequence.


Travels Chemical Romance- DOPE-amine

20,ooo Leagues Into My Brain, the 3lb Universe  and The Travel Molecule

Flow  is a lose of self but  Peak experience(s)  leave me with a sense of self.  My brain makes me travel. Even thinking about leaving a port of call for some imagiNATION generates a roller coaster ride of  flight and fantasy ---a flood of dopamine that signals to my body that something good has or is about to happen.


Dopamine is a swiss army knife that does a lot of jobs, but the thing Mr. Science notices most is that it regulates reward. When I travel to some far away place, it's a dopamine spike that's responsible for the thrill that follows.  Drugs, legal and illegal-mimic the actions of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical which makes us feel elated; crystal meth is so addictive because it releases dopamine. More than that, The brain images of drug addicts who are about to take another hit are indistinguishable from those of  sailors who are at sea (I am making this up).


Peak Experiences  provide water/landmarks of positive experiences that  I can recall and savor throughout the rest of my life or as I have come to know it-the stopover between being and oblivion,  that blissful repose of nothingness. 

Mysticism and Exaggeration  ---"Holy Cow!" hyperbole go together 

PE's  are those moments, gone in 60 seconds to  a few minutes, where I feel my  highest levels of happiness, synchronicity and  promise.  It's real magic where my consciousness becomes storyteller. The teachable moment being: PE's  insinuate  the recognition that my own powers are far greater than I  imagined them to ever be.

I have had so many of these  PE's  while sailing. It's no stretch---Nature has a way of showing up and producing wonder, awe, or ecstasy. 

Last Summer, for instance, in the Pacific Northwest. Peak Experiences are  another way to describe the joy and elation that visit(ed) my life.  

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Cash Flow-85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission


Shipwrecked- But I'm singing in the life boat


It's easy to meet expenses. Everywhere I go, there they are. Now that I am on land, Money is like my sixth sense – and, unfortunately I can’t make use of the other five without it. 

The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck- Anytime I  lives within my  means  I suffer from a lack of imagination. 


The biggest addiction of them all is not drugs alcohol or caffeine. The biggest addiction is a monthly reoccurring salary. I wish I had that addiction right now, but I'm in  financial rehab- Eating what I kill on 100% commission. Sure it tastes better but this kind of money is an event not a habit.  I have a dream with a deadline: It's called a goal.

I find myself wanting everything, it is because I am  dangerously close to wanting nothing.



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The new port of Falmouth looks so colonial and British Empire Authentic.  I can imagine sugar cane merchants, the red clay roads leading to their plantations and "servants" burning and cropping the fields to harvest the cane; mixed with the sweet smell of molasses, a by product from refining  the white gold.

This was a bygone  time before Sweet and Low and  Splenda.
Death to Decaf, and Sugar Substitutes, with zero calories.

The bittersweet fact remains,  African slaves, who outnumbered the Europeans 10 to 1, did all the labour.The effects I have come to know through Reggae music. Bob Marley's Redemption Song, vividly tells how awful the slave trade was.
Disney Magic Pier Group berthing us safely
Grand Cayman 3/11/15

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Russian Oligarch Andre Melnichenko has got a mega yacht called A. Is it a mega beautiful one or a mega ugly one? Well the lines of the bow look like it's above the water giving it a cool submarine effect.

I have seen it two years ago somewhere - it was either Cabo or on the open ocean, can't remember!

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7 days can make one weak. Shoveling Sunshine instead of Snow here in F LA. Threw my RL- Regular life overboard this month and found happiness at sea.

Cruising is when laziness and slack finds respectability.

That is the salt life. It's not an accomplishment just an activity. Can't mistake progress for motion.Yet all those that wonder are not lost because those that do not move, do not notice their chains.

Nothing is the hardest thing to do sometimes. All of our problems stem from the inability to sit quietly on deck and look out at the ocean.

There are 3 types of people, Alive.Dead AND @Sea.