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     Yesterday I learned how to change a thermostat…Bruce and I did it together…..Got a sunburn at the same time…I thought it was fun…..most people wouldn’t…but I enjoyed getting my face right down into the engine of my Jeep, and grease under my little short fingernails…for awhile….and using the tools and succeeding….all part of daily learning….

    I have absolutely no idea why I would have to be learning how to change a thermostat or use those particular tools….but I have faith…….there is a reason…….the plumbing on the boat is my job too…due to the fact that my hands will fit down into the space provided to work on plumbing things…….their names do not escape my mind…..I have actually no idea what they are called and it does not matter as long as they work….now does it!!!

     At any rate…I have learned many new pastimes living on the boat….and I love my friends here….they are truly good friends who live as a community and help each other as a community…yes we have transients that come down from the North in the winter (snowbirds)….but even some of them are fun and good people….I say some cause there are always a couple who do not want to associate with us locals….and that is fine too…we can get along just fine by ourselves….

     We will be moving to land sometime in the near future as to get in line with our aging bodies and have some dirt to recluse to, in times of need, and still have the boat to play on……God willing….

     Another hurricane season only a month away….but as I say….I am looking forward to an easy season on the water….and every day is a new day to greet with a smiling face….and an inquisitive mind…thank God for that as well.

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     I am happy and so proud to have been reared in a state like West Virginia, instead of a big city with 6 or 8 million people and all the hustle and bustle and noise and cement…and no flowers and trees and dirt and animals running around…like they do in West (by God) Virginia. I love the smaller roads (curvy and hilly as they are, you really learn how to be a good driver or else…survival of the fittest there).


Blue Bridges of West Virginia

     We have people who care about each other and go out of their way to help each other in time of need and even not in time of need…just to be nice to one another. Now that is a concept unheard of in most northern big cities…not to put them down…it is just not my way of life….I feel very blessed to have so many friends still in my hometown which I have not gotten to visit for years and still they are my friends…because good friends are for life…they are always there for you as a friend as someone who can be trusted to help you if you need it and you can help them even if they do not need it. Good friends can laugh together (even at each other) , and eat together, shop together, talk about most anything together and care about one another and their families.


     People in West Virginia have been known to help total strangers when they need help. it amazes most city folk. It is very much a blessing to have the very next car that passes by you on the road, to stop and help you if you are pulled over and need something fixed. Even when they do not know you…


     I call it being “Real”. Now most places do not have a “Real” population….Sometimes they have a few nice people or a percentage of nice people, but to have soooo may “Real” people is a blessing. I have been fortunate to find some tropical islands where it is almost like being in West Virginia because there are sooo many “Real” people there and I am blessed with many, many new friends in places like this.


     Since I live on a sailboat, it is a way of life that (most of my female friends absolutely cannot do for the lack of space) comes close to the difference of being from a small country town. It is also a way of life that most people cannot adjust to. I however have traveled for 30 years and lived in hotel rooms..except for when I had my house in West Virginia, (or Chicago and a few other places up North), and there is no space in a hotel room for things that one would store in a house…there is no permanence in a hotel room…and there is no permanence in where one’s boat has to be…I am quite adjusted to travel and a way of life of traveling.


     I am waaaaaay toooo comfortable driving in a car…I have painted my toenails while I was driving and tried on wigs while driving through the Tennessee mountains. And I have read a book while driving through Georgia. I can drive all day set up and play music for hours then put it back into the SUV and drive for 5 or 7 more hours if necessary…I am getting older and do not particularly trust myself to work such long days now though.


     West Virginia is a place for which one can get real homesick. Many people who do go away end up back there because it is just hard to beat. To find somewhere better, depends on what you call better. Tropical Islands are nice because it does not snow in the tropics. I have been down here in the tropics so long I am now acclimated to temperatures above 75 degrees and get cold below that temperature. My blood is very, very thin. I am comfortable in the heat, even the 80’s and 90’s. Even with my white Irish skin, I am lucky so far with the sun and what it has not done to me. I try to take care of my skin when I am outside, especially my lips and keep them covered with gloss and paint. “It’s the little things ” like Rodney Carrington says that one must do and watch.

     Here is a place where it is easy to just live and forget to keep the things you love close by taking care of them. This is what we must all do, no matter where we live…..”Keep the things we love close and take care of them….always.”


(and “There’s no place like home”) right Dorothy?

Love to all.

The Sister

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Sister Kaite loves to perform her music for you…

 

The Sister sings and plays the piano to bring you some of the happiness she enjoys with her God-given talent of music…


Sister Kaite loves to share her experiences with you.


To make you smile and have fun is her intention….


Come in and “Participate with Sister Kaite”.


“I had sooooo much fun last Saturday night (April 17th) playing the gig at the NEW “Agora Mediterranean Cuisine” ….YOU KNOW WHERE IT IS….T. P. Hoolihans at the Agora. on Hancock Bridge Parkway…at Marina Town, over right by Rte 41.


It was a lovely rainy night and we had fun!!

 

Sister Kaite will be playing at the Agora on Fridays from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. so you must check out the show. Come in and have a superb dinner and hear the Sailing Songs, songs about the Florida Keys, and by request…Irish songs and Irish Drinking Songs, The Sister might even give you a little bit of her Mild Intelligent Humor Show…if you are real lucky…or a Truly Irish Toast.


You can also check out Sister Kaite’s website:

 

http://www.sisterkaite.com/



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     Ah yes….just when you are not looking for it…there it is….We were just driving around Bokeelia….getting the hang of Pine Island….going up and down almost every road we found (and some of those roads!!)…..Anyway….then we happened across a Marina at the ‘End’ of the road.


     It is called “The Coast Connection”…and perfect it was for us at that particular point in time….It was pouring the rain to just drizzling…and there were boats coming in and out and there was this one man ‘rowing’ his boat out…You gotta give that man some credit now!!….The sign said The “Fiddler and I” music 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and 6 to 8:30 on Monday (I think)…anyway I believe her name is Becky and his name is Pat and they are “The fiddler and I”. He played a guitar and a mandolin and a fiddle (of course one at a time) and sang while she played the guitar and sang… and I loved their songs.


     While I am not the only one because there were several other people there as well (making the small but marina-like room seem full as there were not many other chairs left in which to sit) and they were singing along and clapping their hands and drinking beverages and all just seemed to be having fun. Even though I am quite sure that not any one knew the t’other…and it was quite an enjoyable bunch of people having fun together….I like that….You could clog to their music and the Fiddler played some Irish songs (of course I assumed the Irish ones were all for me as they made me dance around) and others began to dance and even more people came in and simply stood….or danced….but all enjoyed.


     While we were being festive, we took these pictures and spoke to them , exchanged cards so we could keep in touch and tipped them ……of course. The wall said…”Please Take Care Of Our Musicians. We’ll Feed ‘Em…..You Tip ‘Em” 

     You can go see these people and have fun with them as well…and do not forget to tip them for their work well done.


     Becky said they drove in from St James City, which is of course the other end of Pine Island, and that they were building a boat. A 42 Foot Catamaran of the same kind that they already had a 32 foot of……I guess they were in need of more room on a boat…I do not know their plans or their intended travel course but I will post their information at the end of this post so that you too can find out their whereabouts…..

     They are just real people doing real things…..like building a boat and playing music….real tropical things…perfectly normal stuff in my world…..however my world can seem sooooooo abstract to some people…Life is what you make it….I remember working in the lab all day and going out and driving to a place like “Moriarty’s Pub” and playing music for 4 hours (after loading my equipment in to set it up and putting it back in the truck when I was done)….then getting up and going to the lab to work again the next morning…..

     I am very blessed to have lived in both worlds, the world of a musician and the world of not being a musician, especially when I was working as a scientist in a molecular epidemiology lab in infectious diseases….I would not mind doing some of that here but research is done up north where it snows and as you know if you are living down here in the tropics…..that is a four-letter word down here (snow)……it is something that is just not done anymore amongst us “Tropicans” …….see how much fun it is being a “wordsmith”.


     Oh Yeah….Just had to show you the man rowing his boat out to his other boat….Too cool….That man is workin’ hard in this rain….

Well for now I am off….I have a piano to get to…it calls me sometimes and says “I miss you…where are you that you do not have time to sit with me and exchange feelings….?”

     ….As it happens I have to now find where I put their card so that I can post their info….but I will get it on here as soon as I find it….Thank you for having patience with my forgetfullness….


     Yet now I found the info…..

Coast Connection Family Boating Center…Live Bait, Ice & Drinks, Boat Ramp, Kayak Rentals, Sailing, Fun Games & Entertainment.

Welcome to Coast Conection LLC,

Pine Island Florida

located at Knight’s Landing

16499 Porto Bello

Bokeelia, FL

26 42’03.40″N 82 08’55.45W

239-677-6931
Freshest Seafood around, Native Recipes, Smoked Mullet from Gulf Seafood.

Owner (Scott Player )

Aah Ha…Hence the sign “Players Place


     ….And they have Falling Tide Charters w/Capt. Cory McGuire…and also Saltyboy Charters w/Capt. Scotty Darna as well as others you can find there.


     Now for “The Fiddler and I” info I promised you:

polkow4132@aol.com

239.443.7532

239.283.2580

PO Box 129

St James City, FL 33956

Old Time Irish, Bluegrass, Cajun, Blues, etc.

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    This is a sight that can be either good or bad, depending on what follows…luckily in April this is only just a thunderstorm.  I do love rain, at least I always did in West Virginia.  These days in Florida, rain can be very demanding, especially between June and the end of November..Been through many of those and enough is enough. However I really do believe this year will be a pass.  We will have an easy Hurricane season..uhoh there was that “H” word…

    We do not have a choice on going through it. Our only choices are where to spend it. Or should I say our choice is where the boat will spend it.  hmmmmmm…Wouldn’t it be nice to find a place to put the boat where we do not have to worry about such things…A kind of fairy tale island of safeness for boats in the tropics that has a cover of safety around it, protecting it from all that jazz…..well yes it would…..but we have not found it yet.  I am now looking for such a place. So if you know of one. I would appreciate some info from you…

    Rainy days are always appreciated by me….(even still)…..I guess that comes from being reared in West Virginia where one is safe from all the jazzed up stuff that comes with them in flat lands, like Florida and Michigan and Ghana (and other places in Africa)…I now feel like it is a hurricane day when it rains really hard and I go outside.  But I will never…. not like to listen to the rain.  It is my favorite sound……..next to a happy baby.

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     Too much fun on the boat again..but back just in time for the storm…I learned even more about fishing today…even though I was attempting to be a photographer….How did I do Mila? And now back into the car to drive…but only a couple hundred miles….a very short drive…for me anyway…The Storms seem to have passed through for now…but the good weather (warm) has finally arrived to keep us in a good mood.

     Spring was hard coming this year…even down here in the tropics…..But as long as we make it fun ( and why wouldn’t ‘ya?) we will keep smiling.


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Erection of the Holy Cross

The Sacred Geometry

of Global Change


The Cycle of Earth’s

Precessional Holy Cross

& the Evolutoinary

Cycle of the Soul


Nick Anthony Fiorenza

 

The Time of Global Change is at Hand.

What is the end of the World for some

is a New World for those who realize it is.

To surrender logistical mind into galactic

awareness is to surrender fear into Love.

What was, shall no longer be –

what was not, can now become.

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