Rebel Heart–A Reality Check

Rebel Heart–A Reality Check

We love Charlotte, Eric, Cora, and Lyra. They are our friends and our lives are better for having them in it. After Lyra was born, we went with them to the Registro Civil, and acted as the necessary two witnesses who attest to the fact that a) this woman has been pregnant and b) she gave [...]

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Gotta Watch Those Lulls In Conversation

I have a talent, it seems, for filling up the little spaces in conversation with all the words you never say in polite company. When Eli was a 3rd grader, his school district went all “scorched-earth” on the subject of unhealthy foods. We found out about it on Back-to-School night—you know, the night you rush [...]

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¿Dónde Están Sus Zapatos?

In high school, my Spanish teacher teased me incessantly about my shoes—more specifically, the lack thereof. Every time I saw him, he’d pause with a grin on his face, shake his head a little in admonition and say, “¿Senorita Quan, dónde están sus zapatos?” It’s not that I didn’t have any shoes, it’s just that [...]

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Custom Yacht Mattress

When we were in SoCal, we realized beyond a shadow of a doubt that our “mattress” was junk. It was made of eight inch thick hard foam and was about as comfortable as a barn floor, plus it reduced our modest bunk area considerably. There isn’t a square corner on the bunk anywhere and the [...]

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Awesome Women Who Sail Meetup in Marina La Cruz

“Katrina’s gonna be calling you later,” says my husband. I’m standing at the stove, trying to make some atole, because truthfully—I feel like a dog turd that’s been sitting in the sun for three days. Comfort food is totally warranted in this case. I know, ‘cause I looked it up in 2014’s latest “How To [...]

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Taint break

In the beginning of this blog, after a good flame post, my dad warned me to keep it more positive than negative. Good advice. Soon we’ll write about our lost weekend/ six shitty months in Jacksonville, Fl./ taint of Florida, the ballsack of America. As you might have surmised, it would have been six months [...]

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WAKE UP!!

At 6:00 this morning I woke up for a moment thinking that I’d be going right back to sleep for awhile longer. It’s Sunday. Still dark then. Just a minute later the wind started to blow. And blow. And blow hard! I stepped out on deck and witnessed chaos. The weather’s been so benign that [...]

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Drunken Boaters

This is not the post that you thought it would be. You might expect me to complain about the drinking habits of boaters. It wouldn’t be out of character if I did. I’m not. I want only to explain. We have friends, quite a few here and along the way, that subsist mainly on alcohol. It’s [...]

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A Break

Yep, a double break. First, we went cruising to take a break from whatever you call that life that we had before this. As it turns out, cruising isn’t all relaxation, drinks with umbrellas, and palm lined beaches. Setting out to cross hundreds or thousands of miles of ocean is really stressful. After all of [...]

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Radio Radio?

Here in Bahia de Banderas, the boat to boat hailing channel is 22. All day you’ll hear boats calling out to one another. Example, us calling Calypso- Calypso Calypso Calypso, this is Landfall on two two. The receiver will call back and suggest an open channel to talk on so that we don’t crowd the [...]

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