Off the Boat

Off the Boat

Right this moment I am sitting at the Holiday Inn in Traverse City, Michigan. I left the boat this morning at 8:30. It’s the first…

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What Are You Going to do Next?

What Are You Going to do Next?

I’m going to be very very busy. I’ve got so many different lists. One for all the things I want to do in New York…

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The Most Important Thing I've Learned

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned

Food is love. That’s it. It’s that simple. If you read yesterday’s post, you know that one of my New Year’s resolutions was to love…

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The Handover

The Handover

Okay. One last post. Maybe two… I thought you might want to know how I’m handling my new-found freedom. And my mother keeps asking me…

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Last of Days

Last of Days

Though there are still a few odds and ends left to do – show the new cook the accounting system, help her light the stove…

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Day of Lasts

Day of Lasts

I¬†woke up this morning realizing that tomorrow will be the last time I wake up in my bunk. I’m going to move out so the…

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Who Builds These Boats?

Who Builds These Boats?

I’ve often wondered what was going through his mind when the King’s Father built this boat. Was it something like, “Hey, I’ve got an extra…

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Out with a Bang

Out with a Bang

Months ago I mentioned to Neb that it would be so nice to have a proper dinner party – to take a day off and…

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Not Just the Job

Not Just the Job

I often tell visitors to the boat that this is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. And I’ve done a lot of…

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