Quarantine, Year One

April 07, 2020

I never really understood how a change of scenery keeps my work from being oh-so-boring. I've actually had a lot to do, and interesting things to work on. I've got a view of every out-building on the 3900 block between Claycut Rd. and Capital Heights, and I'm still itching for a change.

About This Cat

August 02, 2020

We went on a Covid-summer road trip that took us the whole Summer. The cat took an entirely different Summer vacation in the Ozarks.

Summer Meetup

October 20, 2021

We had a hell of a time getting to the Bahamas this Summer. Our friends Robert and Crystal might have even done worse than us. Also, some really pretty pictures in this post.

Summer 2021 - How We Made a Weeklong Trip Take Half the Summer

March 08, 2022

Our 2021 sailing trip to the Bahamas was an absolute disaster. Before we left, lightnight fried our boat's electronics. The generator didn't make it to Key West. And we lost tons of consumer electronics to Neptune as well. We managed to have some fun though. This is how the trip started.

Fuck-offs by Gayle

March 11, 2022

A little exercise to try to get that silly song with so many instances of a particular four letter word out of my head.

Europe Trip Part 1

August 11, 2022

I couldn't even find Slovenia on a map before I went there. This post has something to do with boats and sailing, something to do with going to another universe, and not too much travel disaster.


May 04, 2023

Your author discovers his disgust index and has some thoughts on the matter.


May 10, 2023

I have some great ideas for TV shows that they should make.

Why Gangsta Paradise is Stuck In My Head Today

May 17, 2023

Back before the days of blogs and digital images, Mrs theskinnyonbenny and I got married and took a follow-up trip to Ireland. We toured around for a bit and happened to end up in Dublin at the same time that then-president Clinton was in town. You young uns won't remember, but back in the day, terrorists would occasionally blow up buildings in Ireland...

Don’t Worry About Long Island Robbers

May 26, 2023

We were at Great Exuma that Summer just before Fourth of July weekend. Our generator had long since shit the bed. Goodbye, sweet air conditioning. Goodbye working outlets from which we can charge the devices that we need in order to pay the bills. And goodbye to the most efficient way to keep the boat's batteries topped off.

Long Island Happy Times

May 31, 2023

As I mentioned when we last gathered, there are lots of reasons to spend time on Long Island, Bahamas. There were at least two things that I'll remember about that island forever, and a funny story to go with them. Here's a post about sailing in 2021 that isn't all disasters.


June 08, 2023

Starlink is changing everything, and some of the sailors are maaaaaaddd about it.