Category Archives: Miscellaneous

USS Nicholas Captures Pirates in Indian Ocean

And I say, “What the hootin-hey is going on in the Indian Ocean?!” The USS Nicholas is the same ship that visited Mauritius along with the HSV SWIFT in February.  I was fortunate enough to get to tour the HSV … Continue reading

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Towel Animals

When I’ve got a container full of everything I own slowing sailing around the horn of Africa (second time, yo, but now headed in the other direction this time) and I’m in the midst of trying to set up house in a new country, I keep … Continue reading

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My Gift of Slightly Used Band-Aids

A few years ago, if someone would have told me that I would someday be living and working in an island country that I had never heard of before actually moving there, I would have said, “uh-huh.  Sure I will.”  … Continue reading

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I Like My Forklift Drivers Certified

I was streaming Minnesota Public Radio the other day and because my daytime is Minnesota’s nighttime, the BBC news was airing.  A report segment was on the air that focused on how certain fraud in Haitian relief efforts is just now … Continue reading

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My Dynasty

I’m floating on a little piece of fluffy cloud-like happiness. When we went back to the States for the holidays, we purchased some DVDs to bring back with us.  We have a region 1 DVD player and we get really jazzed … Continue reading

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