I wanted to shake up my life and go sailing (or learn on the job, so-to-speak) so headed to Florida to crew on a catamaran. This is about how it went or, rather, didn't - and my life since. Hopefully it will lead to a catamaran on the clear aqua blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, watching the sunset, a coconut rum and coke in hand. You must START AT THE BEGINNING of the blog, April 2009, to get the whole story...

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Someone who reads my blog pointed out that I could be an agent for Amazon. That means that I could put a link on here to items that I talk about in my blog so that you, dear reader, could buy them if interested and I would earn a tiny commission! So I just added a few of those links to older blogs but, because you've already read them and most likely won't be going back to them, I will put them up here.

Aztec is the fabulous book I read while at the houseboat in Florida. An amazing read and I highly recommend it.

Catherine Cookson is the author I discovered while in Kelowna, and I am still working my way through the dozens of books she has written. This is the one that started it all. (Yikes! Eighty bucks for a hardcover? It was good but not THAT good. Check out used bookstores for the paperback version.)

Palm Springs a la Carte is the book I was so absorbed in on the flight back from PS that I had no idea we were landing and nearly jumped out of my seat with fright when we touched down.

Myst Riven and Exile are the games I recently mentioned that I was obsessed with a few years back and that the visuals in Avatar reminded me so vividly of. I am serious; if you haven't played them you should give them a try. Even if you haven't ever played a video game in your life. They are fabulous. I promise.

And last and least, the dreaded Olympic mascots that everyone in BC hates but the rest of the world seem to love.

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