Monday, November 26, 2012

The Boat...

Many of you will recall John's sailboat project. Remember, he acquired Blue Ribbon at the Moss Landing Harbor auction.
Here's the video I made about his acquisition more than a year ago.
Here are a few pictures showing some of the fabulous work he did on the boat.
Blue Ribbon soon after taking out of water and cleaning off the bottom.

Blue Ribbon after it was all fixed and cleaned up. John worked on the project with another person.
 Well, since we have been away from Blue Ribbon for nearly ten months, John decided he would find a new home for it. He let it go this past weekend to a fellow sailor down in Moss Landing. It broke his heart in many ways but we just couldn't see the sense in holding on to it under the current circumstances of him not getting to use it or work on it.  The plan is to get another boat when we're up in British Columbia. So stay tuned to the next boat adventure!
Have you ever had to let go of a beloved object?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving wishes

We wish all the friends from this blogger world a very safe, comfortable and peaceful Thanksgiving.
With great fondness,
Levonne, John, Gingee

Monday, November 19, 2012

Need or Greed?

Being part of a thirty-day fundraising campaign for a creative project has forced me to examine the concepts of “greed” and “need” again. A few weeks ago, I launched a book project “This Restless Life: a study of California parks through photography, collage and stories.”

Since then, I have experienced periods of disturbed serenity and dissatisfaction. I have asked myself how I can shift so quickly from feelings of joy to abysmal discontent. The discontent seemed to go hand-in-hand with the stoppage of contributions to my project in any given hour...  Read more of Need or Greed?

Thursday, November 8, 2012


"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -- Harold Whitman

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Would you be willing to help?

Would you be willing to help?: Wow! It's absolutely incredible! Even with Hurricane Sandy, Halloween, a national presidential election, deaths and births, moves and vacati...

Friday, November 2, 2012

"Guest Post: Full-Time RVing, Public Parks and Photography

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Levonne is an artist and author of several blogs about her family’s three-year relocation adventure from the U.S. southwest to California during the Great Recession. During that period, they volunteered as park caretakers and campground hosts and lived in some of California’s public parks." see the post, click here...

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park copyright Levonne Gaddy