Buoyant Thoughts2019-03-02T16:33:10-05:00
  • Money, Money, Money

    Money is an almost universal worry of modern life, and we're no different (for now). Autumn wrote about this beautifully about a year ago, and I mean to extend those thoughts. The thing she glosses over in her post is the cost of working on [...]

  • Autumn feeding her friend.


    Quick Update Ahoy, faithful readers. We're just off the July 4th holiday still in port here in New Orleans. We've not been good about posting here - but for good reason. See, the idea of this blog was originally to share boat work progress. It [...]

  • Curated Suffering 101

    Fain’s bonus mom Emma* made an interesting comment when we were talking on the phone in the wake of Fain’s seizure a couple of weeks ago. […]


It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. J.R.R. Tolkien I’ve become very fond of the word ‘contraption’ while sitting in the engine compartment, hunched over, with the grease all over me. […]

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Is the easy life really easier?

Recently, I was regaling a couple who made the mistake of engaging me in a conversation about the Shanti with all of the hardships we’ve endured since we moved aboard back in August. […]

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Captain Jack and Quartermaster Autumn

About the Crew

The misfit crew of The Sea Shanti consists of musician and Jack-of-all-trades Captain Jack, novelist and dilettante Quartermaster Autumn, and teen wunderkind Boatswain Fain as well as the lovable pup Scout and the roguish sea cat Dante.

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