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About tone

Widowed exRigPigGeo 50yr old dad of 4 'teens', is doin' job raisin' kids, misses a lot of things. Family (close and extended) and Friends - an important part in our of life. Likes gadgets, speedsailing, reading (SF), geology/archeology, maps. Coffee monster- burnt out one espresso maker too many. Have to have plenty spare "moccona" in cupboard. Things I miss- Tarn. The rig life and income. A lot of sailing. Tarn.


How To Live (While Currently Trying Not To Dissolve From Self Pity). The other day a science magazine writing position was advertised, for three thousand dollars a year. A year? Not my style or pay level even though I enjoy … Continue reading

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Ah rahighty-(thanks mconahay…) Leg update

legs and keyboards Dear Diary… The  last twelve months at least, or maybe longer, down at the beach where I will Continue to speedsail with the top end speedsailing boards I have finally been able to afford (cos I am … Continue reading

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pools pros n cons

Pools, to have or not have A company I once worked for rented a house in a tropical region near an airport [but not near a bar?!?!] for a bunch of transients working in ZOCA. This particular property had won … Continue reading

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wet twice in two months

In regards to speedsailing I have driven about 2000 kilometers since I got home from the last job, just to go speedsailing. But I have been Marvined! There was a short sail with the new speed board at Shallow Inlet, Sandy Point … Continue reading

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