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To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen, who play with their boats at sea - "cruising, " it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.
"I've always wanted to sail to the South Seas, but I can't afford it." What these men can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.
What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense. And we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade.
The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it the tomb is sealed.
Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?
by Sterling Hayden (1916-1986), sailor extraordinaire
the pursuit of knowledge, photography, evolution, strawberries, running, unique things, pirate flags, great friends & family, plants, geeks, travel, museums, the great outdoors, winemaking, making fun of christians, seafood, logical explanations, spacing out, order within chaos, beatlemania, anything green, wine, tequila, sushi, atheism, yoga, bourbon, yoga, fun cocktails, vegetables, 420
- eating out
- outdoor activities
Music, Movies, and Books
koyaanisqatsi, survive style 5+, fear & loathing in las vegas, grass, trainspotting, blow, pulp fiction, dazed & confused, the big lebowski, adaptation, run lola run, amores perros, frida, amelie, la vie en rose, documentaries
the beatles, beck, cat empire, led zeppelin, manu chao, bob marley, tom waits, sublime, the gorillaz, modest mouse, bob dylan, grateful dead, the strokes, g. love, grupo fantasma, slightly stoopid, the black seeds, janis joplin, etc etc etc
the god delusion, sophie's world, getting stoned with savages, the selfish gene, the omnivore's dilemma, letter to a christian nation, the 3rd chimpanzee, in the shadow of man, the botany of desire, wine/travel/science/philosophy books
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
i've made wine all over the world and met some truly amazing people!
Countries I’ve Visited
Aruba, Australia, Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Austria, New Zealand, United States