Eight-Bit Hoarder

Position: 1994 I’m a hoarder. I admit it. It’s not pretty, but there you have it. You might not know it at first glance. After all I live on a boat with about 350 square feet of space to put …

Gloating

If glamorous camping is ‘glamping’, then surely glamorous boating must be ‘gloating’[1]. Surely! But what constitutes gloating in this new nautical sense? First a couple of root definitions: Boating – means simply messing about in boats. A boat is any …

Awww, Futtocks!

We are in Italy. We should learn Italian, no? Instead, my friend Tim called me the other morning in the wee hours his time and asked me, ‘How are your futtocks, old man?’ Bemused and caught a little off guard …

Superman! (I am not…)

Phone booths I am old enough to remember phone booths. You may not be. Your loss since I’m about to expound on them, briefly. Commonplace in cities around the world until the 2000s, phone booths housed many indecencies, including dirty …

Anchoring Anthropology

Context Setting the anchor is a skill. It is a combination of knowledge, practice, and technology. Entire books have been written about anchoring. Petabytes of online discussion forums have been consumed by the topic. Hundreds of thousands of seadog-years have …