For those of you who had hoped the Karaoke craze had faded with the demise of the Milli Vanilli debacle…think again. For those of you who enjoy this type of aural flagellation, be glad, as it is alive and happily festering on a little island in the middle of Marina Mazatlan harbor.
Have you ever, on the spur of the moment, inadvertently stepped out of your habitual comfort zone…and found yourself in a cultural pickle? No? Really? Well, it can be an educational experience. Or not.
What would it feel like to be a hardworking Mazatlecan waiting on tourist filled tables in a local restaurant? Hey, if George Plimpton can do his book writing research like this…why can’t I?
There is an on-going problem in the only overnight anchorages available to yachts both visiting and home-ported here in Mazatlán. It is scary and possibly only a matter of time before someone is badly hurt…or worse.
We’ve all heard, clothes make the man/woman, right? But, what about the car each owns? What does that say about the driver? Well, now there’s a new study that clears this up for us…or not.
What has been happening within the science of medical technology over the last several decades? What’s the next ‘big thing’? Are we ready? Are you?
It’s visa renewal time again, folks and there’s now a new game in town. Have you heard about it? The new immigration card photo regulations? You know…the ‘ears’ thing?
Long a favorite of blue-water, passage-making sailors with no refrigeration, canned SPAM has now gone beyond haut cuisine fame and is reaching new heights in the rarified field of higher education.
Who has not thrilled to the fantasy of sailing the southern oceans as a swashbuckling pirate? The scourge of the seas, ships fleeing in terror from your mastery of broadside and blade, backing down from no man. Whoop-dee-do.
While showing the sights of Old Town to new friends, Mike experiences an auditory version of the dreaded Mr. McGoo syndrome…with predictable results.
Have you noticed how Mexican workers shout out over vast distances to each other? Powerful one word outbursts that echo between distant worksites? Well, I think I’ve discovered their unique secret.
Mike is back in the Marina, but has a problem. He can no longer write when the ‘muse’ strikes. The problem being – his ‘muse’ went on strike.
Seat time, in one form or another, is how we learn to get better. It is how others judge us. It is how we ultimately judge ourselves.
Have you ever watched the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace? Clomping steeds. Flashing swords. Shouted orders. Horse poop on cobblestones. A colorful to do about…nothing. Just…change.
It is important to occasionally consider the remaining length of time one might have on this watery little planet as a viable, living, breathing soul. Curmudgeon or not.