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May, 2009:

I can’t possibly make this up…

Me fighting off the bees, fire extinguisher in hand...

Me fighting off the bees, fire extinguisher in hand...

Last trip in San Blas, things had been going just fine. It was the second day of a three day trip. We had a cool group of people aboard. The weather was getting better after a hazy first day, and a rather stormy night. We were on our way to Kuanidup, one of our favorite anchoring spots. It was going to be a nice afternoon. At least that was the plan. (more…)

Some people…

… just can’t be helped or saved. I’ve known this most of my life. I’ve seen good friends of mine go down the slippery slope of addiction and never come back from the abyss. My own mom was a lifelong addict of tranquilizers, painkillers, and pretty much whatever drug she can get her hands on. Her addiction did eventually kill her, even if it was indirectly. And no matter how much you want to help these kinds of people. At some point, the truth is inevitable, and you just have to let go. (more…)