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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to Nanepashemet Peeps of all religions, races, nationalities, and sexes.

Have I covered it all?

I Hope So.

To all my Liberal Friends who think that 2016 was such a terrible year.... well.... just turn that frown upside down.   Donald Trump will someday be hailed as one of the truly great American Presidents.... able to pull all groups together as one American Nation.

I know that many of you will call me names, and raise some incantations against me regarding this, but it is my true belief, and I'm not going to get all Phucking Politically Correct as you get carried kicking and screaming to the Promised Land.

Face it.  BO was a narcissist divider ideologue.   H was a self serving manipulator.   The Donald is a Billionaire who has put it all on the line to lead this country to a better situation.

I know that he scares a lot of you, because he doesn't pander to your whims and petty outrages.   But in time, you will benefit regardless.  His economic policies will raise all boats, and his truthful outlook will press our country forward rather than prattle from side to side.  The US will stop the slide to mediocrity under his watch.

So, you don't have a panderer, telling you what you want to hear.   You will be better for it.

Hopefully, Liberals will come back from the level of intolerance and close mindedness that we see today.  Maybe they will allow people to actually disagree with them without calling them racists, Nazi's, sexists and worse.    But sticks and stones Baby.  Insult people and name names all you want.  Their intolerance is their loss as they become more and more irrelevant in their perceived outrages and manufactured issues

The country elected Trump because the Heartland is done with the elitist Bullshit.

But I'm getting away from my Main Point.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Freud Ripping Blade.

Earlier this year, I bought this Freud 10 In. 30 Tooth Thin Kerf Glue Line Rip Saw Blade with 5/8 In. Arbor from Amazon in anticipation of ripping the 5/4 Red Cedar planks into planking strips for the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory.   But I haven't installed it in the table saw until today when I bought the 20' x 6" cedar stock from Moynihan Lumber in Beverly.

Man, this thing really rips cuts beautifully. I did some test cuts on 2x6 pine and it made the lumber look like finished stock. It cost over fifty bucks on Amazon, but will be worth it for the finish cuts and thin kerf that it provides

 I estimate that it will take three hours of concerted sawing to rip the six twenty foot planks into 1/4" inch strips.  I will count this as a bona fide workout.

Then I will set up the bead and cove router table operation to finalize these strips for planking. 

As an added incentive to get this project done, the Marblehead Harbormaster called today and confirmed that he is moving my mooring to the Stramski Beach area.    So I've decided to put the Herreshoff Tender on the #16 ring and put the Dory on the new mooring location.

This is getting good.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory - Planning a Launch

So today was a breakthrough for the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory.  All of the frames and stems have been attached to the bottom panel, and I priced cedar planking at Moynihan Lumber in Beverly where I bought the stock for the Herreshoff ColumbiaTender that I built nine years ago.

We are talking $3.47 per Linear Foot for 5/4" x 6" wide cedar.   They have a number of boards at a twenty foot length, and that is the size that I will need without any scarf joints.   So it looks like the Planking lumber will run about $540.00 for six planks from which I will rip eleven 1/4" strips from each.

Each twenty foot strip will then be routed with a bead on one end and a cove on the other.  The strips will be put in a steam box made from twenty feet of PVC Pipe so that it can curve around the frames,  Each frame will be planed at the junction of the plank so that the plank rests flush with the frame and glue will be added in each cove so that each plank will meld with the corresponding one.

All of this should take place in January and February, In March, the fiberglass and epoxy will be applied to the entire exterior and interior of the hull and the seats, decking and scantlings will be installed.   I have some nice olkume marine 8 mm plywood that I bought from Boulter Plywood some time ago for the decking and seating.

At this point, I do not intend to install a centerboard and sail port but I am definately going to construct  a motor well and install a 10 HP motor..... probably a 4 stroke Yamaha that will be rigged to a unit that can raise and lower the outboard in the well.

The boat maintains the Chamberlain lines that John Gardner drew, but I am exaggerating the bow and transom stems so that it will give a hint of a Viking Long Boat vessel.  That should cause a little stir around the Marblehead and Salem harbors. At least I won't be mounting shields on the gunnels.   Although how cool would that be?????

 Also, Gardner has  standard six inch planking with hard chines on the frames, and this will not be the case, as I have rounded the chines and will be going with the cedar strip planking with the aid of steaming to make the tight planking curves.

The Marblehead Harbormaster left me word today that I am able to transfer my float ring from the Village Street Wharf to the new Patterson Wharf which is at the end of Stramski Way.  So being able to walk to the tender on the ring and locating the Dory off of Stramski will be really convenient.

Nothing left to do but to finish this dory by May.... then fish will DIE!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Rational Liberal

This guy has got his shit together. Wish all Libbies were like him.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Thank You Steffy


A couple of notes.

1.  I'm done doing Facebook battle with Libs who are afraid of Trump and think that the world, as these Snowflakes know it, is coming to an end.

2.  No matter how much they goad me, I will not respond.... thus making me the better man, and also causing the MOAM to automatically win the argument.

3.  I will admit to myself that the Libbie pattern of thought comes from a completely different set of wires that cannot be uncrossed with truth, facts or persuasion, and I will now show compassion rather than aggravation.

And to demonstrate my new set of convictions, I will only watch ABC Good Morning America with the Dem Shill Steffy when I am pedaling on my Cybex Stationary Bike.

Image result for stephanopoulosThis way.... if I emerge in a couple of months as a svelt, sleek chick magnet, by channeling aggravation and disgust into fat melting activity,,,, I will have my Libbie antagonists to praise rather than to chastise.

Please.... don't make a big thing out the brilliance of this plan.
I don't think it was mine.... seems to have been divinely inspired.

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Thank you Steffy.

In the pursuit of learning,
every day something is acquired.
In the pursuit of Tao,
every day something is dropped.
Less and less is done
until non-action is achieved.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.
The world is ruled by
letting things take their course.
It cannot be ruled by interfering.

~ Lao Tsu ~
Tao Te Ching

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Snowflake Melt Down


Poor Snowflakes.

Are they sad because all of their whimsy won't be catered to as Trump confronts the real world on their behalf?

This whole idea about feeling unsafe...... we need to have all of these self-absorbed ego maniacs read a little Emerson.    You. Know... Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Author of  "Self Reliance".

Hillary lost the election.  She can't help you.... and had no FREAKING plans to help you.   Trump will show you reality.  And thus make yours a hell of a lot better.

Buckle up Buttercups.  Trump will help you stand on your own two feet..... rather than be bound by Bullshit Liberal Promises.


This is the Herreshoff Columbia Tender that I built nine years ago.  Needs to be thoroughly restored today.    I hope to get it in condition by June 2017.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks rode this bus in a front row seat 61 years ago today.

God Bless Rosa Parks.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Popular Vote

My Libbie friends like to point out with apparent correctness that H  won the popular vote.
Here is how that was accomplished.

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.
There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16.
Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)
Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.
These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States is comprised of 3, 797,000 square miles.
When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.

Credit Allen West with this, and fact check to your Leftist Hearts Content.

God Bless the wisdom of our Founding Fathers who established the Fairness and Logic of the Electoral College system.   Now, should we talk about the death threats made to the Electoral College members?  Why is this not surprising? 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

First Pass at a Water Heater

So I bought this Finnex Digital Heater Controller with Deluxe Titanium Tube heater for the Fish Tank and it seems to be doing the trick of keeping the water at 50 degrees and the temperature in the greenhouse at about 5 degrees cooler as it filters through the system.

The unit sits on the the bottom of the tank and must be immersed in water to work safely.  I think the fish will like it.

It's way too soon to draw conclusions, but I'm optimistic.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


This is my youngest son Mike... about thirty years ago.

I still get that same stare from time to time.  Followed by a "WTF??!!"

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Love Trumps Hate

In case this got by you.....
Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States by a majority of the Electoral College last Tuesday,
My prayers to watch the biased Libbies at ABC SNOOZE "report" on this were answered.
Thank you God.  I remain your Humble Servant.
So imagine my shock this morning when I turn on the TV and see that George Steffy and his Clinton Sycophants are still sitting in their chairs!!!!!!!!  

  • Didn't they say that there was NO WAY Trump could win?
  • Didn't they spend the first five minutes of their pathetically biased program slamming Trump for the last 365 days?
  • Didn't their Highly paid, professional Pundits cite source after flawed source detailing why their "conclusion" was valid?

(Note to Nanepashemet Telecom Staff..... If you kept feeding me the wrong shit as "facts" for a whole year.... not only would I fire you.... I would persecute and vilify you most egregiously for a shit long time afterwards.)

So why the PHUCK is George and his incompetent band of Libbies still sitting there and making Bank?


So I tune to Good Morning America in this morning (because I have this need to self flagellate apparently) , and the Snooze Staff are reporting that protests are breaking out all over the country.  Naturally, my quick conclusion was that Dems were finally protesting about H stealing the primary over Bernie with her Rigged SuperDelegates.... then WikiLeaking all over him after for good measure,  Bernie would probaly have been President today.

But no.......  Your MOAM is wrong again.

These Libbie  protesters are against Trump.... saying that he is not their President.

Makes sense.

Remember way back eight years ago when Obama was first elected and Conservatives rioted throughout the nation?   You don't remember that????  Maybe because it never FREAKING HAPPENED.

Toughen up Snowflakes.  The veer to the Left just got straightened out.  Time for you to get a job.  And as my Congressman Seth Moulton posted time and time again over the the past year....

Yes it does Seth.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Trump's National Service


Whether Donald Trump wins the POTUS race or not....

Whether you like him or hate him....

Whether you vote for him....

He has been the best candidate available to stare down the Republican Establishment, the Democratic Party, the Liberally Biased Main Stream Media, and the Clinton Syndicate.

Trump has the Gonads to point out the disgusting corruption in the system, and in Hillary Clinton.   And he has set the slate for a realistic review of her administration if the Establishment machine sweeps her into office.

For that reason alone, Donald Trump has done the nation a great service.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Weiner Roast

So Carlos Danger's Weiner is causing a bit of commotion tonight. Someone in Congress has scared the shit out of Comey for his Clinton Shill act. He didn't just "reopen" this FBI H email investigation because of a Weiner revelation. There is ironclad pressure on him. Trump has not closed the gap.... There is no gap...... He has surged ahead in the true polls indicating that a Reagan-Carter like landslide is in the making.
The Main Stream Media realizes this and will now sink H in order to salvage credibility. We will see more softball interviews with Trump and his Family in the next few days, as the MSM tries to walk this back.The MSM has thrown the kitchen sink at Trump in order to keep H in control and maintain their Establishment Order. Now that they see that they have failed through unbiased polling results and unprecedented Trump rally electorate responses, they are heading to the Trump Train station.
Against all odds, Trump is going to win this, and the MSM knows it now. MOAM could be wrong, but check back in in eleven days. I don't think so.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Concealed European Door Hinges

I'm building another storage cabinet, and going with concealed European Door Hinges for the first time.

Bought six of these from McMaster Carr as well has a Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig.

The Door Stiles and Rails will come from left over Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring left over from the kitchen renovation.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Positive Procreation

Congratulations to Ryan and Kim Nestor who were blessed with the birth of Baby Emmy Nestor and Baby Jack Nestor on Sunday morning.    Their Brothers, Ethan and Will are happy and their Nana, Joanne, is ecstatic!  Mom and babies are resting and healthy.  Praise be to God.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

King Tide at Stramski Landing

King tide at Stramski Landing.  Never gets this high.


Aquaponics Final Stages

Aquaponics Greenhouse is in the final stage of completion.

I just have to glaze in the front and the back.

All of the roof and side panels have been designed to be easily removable in order to tend to the plants in the growbeds.

A wireless thermometer captures the temperature reading and sends it to a receiver in my living room.  My hope is that this will keep the system warm enough over the winter to maintain the circulation of water between the fish tank and the grow beds.

And maybe I can harvest a Kale salad from time to time.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Insults and Ass Kicking

The election for POTUS this year is one of the nastiest in this MOAM's memory.  It just seems like both sides envision the victory of the candidate that they oppose as a dive into wholesale oblivion.

Of course, this isn't so.

Our Founding Fathers designed a system of government that causes gridlock.... and the inability of any change by any one faction to be efficiently foisted onto the masses.  It has caused an amazingly frustrating but stable system.   Change is a bulky and clumsy process in this system of checks and balances, and only occurs after much realignment and iteration.

So as Disgusting as Hillary is, or as Obnoxious as Donald is.... neither will have the ability to ride roughshod over our laws and institutions.

Foreign policy is a different matter.  The President has the ability to act swiftly in matters of national defense, but that doesn't necessary effect our daily way of life.

So people shouldn't be afraid of the electoral outcome.

Being aggravated, however is a different matter.

Your MOAM has declared his intention to vote for Donald Trump.  As such, many cyberfriends note that I must be a Republican, even though I maintain a standing as an unenrolled Independent.  But I would be disingenuous to act as though I didn't favor the Republican Conservative view and hardly ever side with Democrats.

I also tend to engage and debate those who like to call Republicans "Racists".   This a a MOAM pet peeve, because history distinctly points out that Democrats were the proponents of slavery, Jim Crow, the establishment of the KKK, and consistently voting against the landmark civil rights legislation. Thank you Senator Robert Byrd.  I don't call Democrats "Racist".  I just don't like it when they are so oblivious to the historical stance of their party, and then try to deny the fact and glibly paste the label on their opponents.  Of course, they deny this, change the subject and call me names.

As such, I have been accused of being a Hater, Insane, Uneducated and exhorted to Crawl Back into the Cave where I came from when the election is over.  I have been blocked and defriended in Facebook, and I have even had people decry their relatives who have not thrown me out with the morning dishwater.

Peeps.... Your MOAM was born and brought up in Lynn, Massachusetts.  That may mean nothing to you, but to Lynners like me.... it says it all.   Verbal abuse runs off Lynners easier than "Hi. How are Ya."  Doesn't matter if you graduated from Lynn English, Lynn Classical, Tech or St. Mary's.  But that's for another post.

So when a high minded outraged Libbie decides to call me names..... it is "Bring It ON" time.

For the record, I have paid a shitload of tuition and ended up with degrees from UMASS, BU and a number of professional certifications such as PMP.

I don't live in a Cave and own a couple of houses.... although living in a Cave might be cool.

I am a Lover, not a Hater.  Have real non-cyber friends of diverse races, religions and places of national origin.

Insane?   ..... well not by legal standards anyway,

Unfortunately, I do get a bit of sick enjoyment out of these exchanges.... does that make me a bad person?   Probably to some.

In three weeks. we will have a new asshole President.  That I can predict with the utmost certainty.  I personally prefer the obnoxious ego maniac Trump over the Racketeer Corrupt Clinton... But that's just me.   Over the short haul, neither will have the unfettered ability to do much.  And over the long haul.... like the outcome of Supreme Court Appointees.... well that's my grandkids problems.

But if H gets in, and that is my current assumption, Libs shouldn't be thinking that I'll have my tail between my legs.  Give the MOAM shit and he'll kick your Ass.... figuratively of course....  just like normal Lynners do.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Official Autumn Cocktail

So here we are in October.

Time to break out the Seagrams VO and Cider, which has been the official autumn drink of Nanepashemet for since even before you pathetic Peeps started asking me what cocktail you should be drinking.

This year, I have substituted the cinnamon garnish with some pumpkin pie spice which is just cinnamon with some ginger mixed in for the most part.

A most satisfying Beveridge to watch the Patriots game with.

Pats are playing the Bills who are coached by Rex Reed.... a most despicable rival.   Course the Bills are up by 10 points in the first period, and the Pats have shown no ability to even make a first down.

So I'm going to sit back and chill with the Official Autumn Cocktail.

There is always a reason to be happy.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Federal Street Firehouse.

This is where my father worked when I was growing up.

I remember it like it was yesterday.  That's how freaking old I am.

 In the back of this fire barn on Federal Street in Lynn, they built boats until the new Chief put an end to that activity.  My father built a 14' motor boat with fins that he put a 35 HP Johnson outboard on for power.   That Johnson was totally undependable.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Power of Forgiveness

I've decided that I have to make a change for my own mental welfare.

I can no longer harbor such hostile emotions towards those of you who express your support of a disgusting racketeer who will say or do anything to keep power and guide largess to her criminal family syndicate.

I want you to know that I forgive you.

I forgive you if you don't care about using a unclassified server to launder the activities designed to sell state influence through the State Department.

I forgive you if you have no sympathy for parents of Benghazi victims who were lied to their face about a phoney video and the lack of attention to the cause of their relatives senseless deaths.

I forgive you if you don't care that a disbarred corrupt person, fined numerous times for things like Whitewater, and stealing White House furniture will potentially have another run at the stuff she couldn't lift.

I forgive you if you believe that all of the  people who ran afoul of the Syndicate and ended up having accidents or committing suicide is a coincidence.

I forgive you if you can look at a person lying right to people's faces about vast right wing conspiracies and persecuting the victims of her husband's sexual attacks.

There is a ton of other shit that I forgive you for if you continue to support such a disgusting racketeer as our President of the United States.

But I doubt if your Grandkids will forgive you.

They will be dealing with a country rife with racial hatred as jobs drain away from inner cities.
They will be drowning in incredible debt from eight more years of public spending with no conscience.
They will see their rights erode through a Supreme Court packed with self serving Planned Parenthood supporters who don't blink an eye at the murder of the unborn and only care about taking away your ability to arm yourself and defend your family against a swelling crime rate.
They will be subject to the actions of Radical Islamic Terrorists entering the country openly and freely.
They will see the demise of our nation from the most powerful country in the world to a struggling economy wary of China and Russia.

I forgive you.... because I want to live the rest of my years in peace. And I can't be aggravated by the moral and economic demise of this great country because of your support for Disgusting H.  Forgiveness is the only way.

But your Grandkids are screwed if this Disgusting Racketeer has her way with our Country in the next eight years.

You are OK with me, but maybe not so much with them.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Aquaponics Update

So many of you have been asking about how the aquaponics project has been progressing....
I don't blame you.   It is freaking fascinating if I do say so myself.

The fish seem to be healthy with a steady diet of Purina Game Fish feed with some white bread balls that I toss to them as a treat from time to time.  One died early in the project, but it was the largest by far.   The other sixteen are swimming around the 250 gallon plastic juice container and seem fine.

Sometimes they greet me in a friendly manner and look for some bread balls, and other times they seem to freak out and back into the far corner of the tank.   I haven't figured out what sets off this behavior.  Predators visit the site at night, probably raccoons, and maybe they terrorize the fish.   That's just a supposition.

I have spread clay pellets over the bottom of the tank to simulate a gravel pond bed.   Hopefully this will cause them to breed and make nests.  3" PVC Pipe pieces have also be laid on the bottom of the tank to give them a place to hide and feel safe and I have witnessed the fish going in an out of the pipes.

With the 1100 GPH pump water pump that connects the fish tank to the grow beds, the water circulates out of the tank every 15 minutes or so, and the one time that I emptied the swirl filter barrell, it had an inch layer of stinky fish poo solids at the bottom, so the fertilizing nutrients of the fish tank are definitely circulating through the system.

The water flow through the PVC pipes connecting the swirl filter to the three grow beds has needed frequent tweaking.... moving the pipes to get a constant flow to each of the tanks.   If water is not agressively filling the grow beds, the bell siphons don't activate and drain all of the water from the beds.  For the most part, the siphons have worked well and after a little leveling of the beds, there has been no issue with water returning to the fish tank.

The solar power system has proved inadequate to keep the 100 watt pump powered on a 24/7 basis, and it has only been used during times of direct sunlight to the two 100 watt panels.  I have calculated that I will have to add eight additional panels to make up the balance, and it is not financially feasible to make that investment, so I have been content to power the system from my House supply.

As far as the actual plant production in the grow beds, this has been victimized by numerous attack by noctural predators.... probably raccoons or a woodchuck.  At times, they ate all of the vegetation except the tomatoes.   Zuchini, winter squash and cucumbers were annihilated.  Kale and Sweet Potatoes leaves  as well as spearmint plants rebounded well after every attack.

I think we'll have a tomato crop in a month or so, and I replanted rhubarb and kale.

But the larger response to this predator issue has been the decision to encompass the grow beds and the swirl filter with polycarbonate sheets to create a greenhouse and hopefully keep the system functional through the cold weather months.

This has been framed in pressure treated 2x4's and the sheets will be encased in cedar  and placed in the frames with an access system that I haven't figured out yet.   This will happen in October.

I still owe a striped bass fishing trip to Rich Mah, who helped me stock the tank in June.

All in all, the project has been enjoyable if not productive in terms of fresh vegetable produce.  It will be interesting to keep the fish alive and the system circulating over the winter.

Monday, September 19, 2016

An Epic Wedding

When a Peep of the Year decides to get married and put on a wedding, you always have to expect that it will be larger than life..... because that is what POTY's do.

But when POTY, Nathaniel Clarke, tied the knot with Raeleen Rourke this past weekend, they produced a wedding celebration that can only be called epic in the considered opinion of this MOAM.

Since Nate has been one of Son, Mike Nestor's, best friends, and a person held in the highest regard by the Nestor family, we were honored when he invited us to his wedding to be held in South Africa....  and when I say South Africa... I mean the whole freaking country,

Mike and I made the journey to honor Nate and Raeleen by flying to Cape Town by way of London and Johannesburg in a 17 hour flight.  Mike went immediately to a Cape Town Modern house where the Bachelor Party was in play, while I stayed on the ocean front hotel, keeping out of the line of fire that generally besets this type of gathering.   After overcoming jet lag and taking in the beautiful Camp Bay of Cape Town, we journeyed 2 1/2 hours by bus to Gansbaai to do a little Great White Shark Cage diving.
Photo of Shark Seekers

It's not too often that a Mountain of a Man like myself lets out a terrified scream, and I was particularly lucky that it happened while I was underwater as a 4 meter shark cruised right next to a fairly rickety shark cage.  Then to see the huge critter crest out of the water in the chase of a tuna head on a rope and bare his rows of teeth was a frightful thrill.  And it was pretty close to shore.
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You won't see me snorkeling in these waters, and the water was very cold as well,,,, even with the wet suits that they equipped us with.

Cape Town itself has to be one of the most beautiful cities on earth.   Beautiful developed harbor, beautiful beaches, and Table Top Mountain rising in the center of the city, with spectacular views of it from all directions.

From Cape Town, we flew to Johannesburg to group up for a 5 1/2 bus trip into the Bush at Hoedspruit. The ride carried us through the majorly developed Johannesburg area, past vast farmland plains and ultimately through the Mountains to the Bush Country We went from sophisticated five star hotels to mud huts with grass roofs.

The Kapama River Lodge of South Africa Game Reserve was to be the venue for this epic wedding ceremony.

Peeps... by sundown, we were viewing a pride of lions feasting on an antelope kill in the bush.   If that isn't cool, then cool doesn't exist.

Over the course of two game drives in successive days, we ran into the Lions, Rhinos, Hippos, an Elephant devouring a Tree that it had knocked down, Giraffes, Water Buffalo, Warthogs, all kinds of Antelope, Monkeys ,a Hyena with a scorpion in its mouth, Jackals, Zebra, Vutures, and numerous other spectacular birds.  Needless to say, between the Great Whites and the Safari Big Game it was a wondrous time to view some of the most spectacular of God's Creatures.

But as cool as that experience was, the best was yet to come.

Nathaniel and Raeleen had meticulously planned an African Wedding on Friday night, replete with incredible tribal dancers and a culturally symbolic ceremony out in the bush, in front of a blazing open wood fire.  Trying to describe the magnitude and spectacle of the Dances and Drumbeats while reciting traditional Zulu, Coza and Situ chants as well as their tribal costumes is beyond the literary capabilities of your MOAM.  That's how freaking awesome it was.

The Saturday ceremony also held in the Bush, but with a traditional wedding vows protocol that included moving statements by Nathaniel and Realeen of their love, admiration and commitment to each other.   It got the MOAM pretty choked up, and I might have even squeezed out a tear or two.  Hey.....I've got a sensitive side, so STFU.

We were transported back to the Main Lodge in the Safari Drive trucks, in our wedding finery but not before a detour of an hour or two when we saw zebras, and needed to disembark to use nature's "behind a tree" urinal.  The women were not to be outdone in this endeavor either as they copped a squat for a much more relieved ride trough the dirt road back to the Lodge.  I will admit that I was nervous about snakes while I was taking a piss in the Bush.

Nate and Raeleen put together a killer live band for the reception, and they played until 11:00 PM or so, when the disc jockeys came out and took over until 6:00AM.

Your MOAM hit the sack around 2:00AM, having exhausted any dance moves still lurking in my sorry White Man's Repertoire.  At weddings like this, if the spirit doesn't move you, then you probably can't move anyway.

It has been an eventful journey trying to return home to Marblehead... which is probably grist for a future Blog post.   I also will be resuming the Peep of the Week selections, inspired by people and events of this week.

Peeps... My advice to you is to keep your eyes and ears open for the names of Nathaniel Clarke, Raeleen Rourke Clarke, and their Daughter Nyla Clarke.  There is a magical essence about this couple.... someday I will be boasting that I knew them when and I was actually at their Safari Wedding..... and it will be all true.   Even if it still seems like a dream to me now.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

The Sheep Don't Care




I confess that I am mystified why anyone would support Hillary Clinton as their President.  It seems that they just don't care about all of the lies, and immoral behavior that she exhibits.

So I have been examining a theory of why someone who probably is a good person would vote for a disgusting racketeer like H.

My current rumination is that Moonbats see Republicans as authority figures who somehow are responsible for all of the problems that Libbies face. The don't take responsibility for their own lives and want government to fill their void for security. So they vote against Republicans and will gladly support a liar and manipulator like H who panders to them rather than exposing the harsh truths that comes with taking care of yourself. 

If you are someone who will not pander, like Trump, then you are a big, meany bully or worse.   Conservatives wants them to stand on their own two feet.   Which of course, they can't.

Unfortunately, when they stand, they stand in lock step like a herd of sheep.  In our electoral system, they are effective in maintaining a majority of votes, which sweeps their shepherds into office.

That is my expert opinion given that I took Psych 101 at UMASS, which originally was an agricultural college.

But I have been getting more and more proficient in Liberal Language these days.

"BAA BAA BAAAAAA" translates as "We love Hillary.  We don't care about her corrupt, money laundering foundation and her lies about email and Benghazi."

And "BAA BAA BAA BAA BAAAAAAAA" means "Give us free stuff.  Take money from big meany millionaires and give it to us."

So that is my theory of Moonbat Libbies and their thought process.  The Sheep Don't Care.   Why they think that way is still a mystery.  I think it must be a disease.

Saturday, September 03, 2016


Saturday Checklist

  • 1 hour bike ride around Marblehead
  • Frame out Aquaponics Greenhouse
  • Plant rhubarb and kale
  • Shower
  • Buy Beer
  • Grill Something
  • Chill
  • Catch up on early "Ray Donovan" episodes
  • Play Banjo on the Deck until Joanne Complains
  • Log onto Facebook and try to lure my Libbie Friends into a debate.
  • Go to bed and listen to weird paranormal sites on YouTube
  • Cuddle with Henry the Cat
  • Sleep perchance to Dream
Give Thanks to God for the Blessings of this Day.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Salvaging the Summer

So it's Labor Day.
Freaking Already!!!!

Every Summer it's the same thing.   Slips by without any real celebration.  No fish, no vacation.... just lots of work.

And so it was this year.

I had numerous business details to tend to, and the summer walked right by.  My Mother died,  My Mother in Law went into Hospice, Daugters in Law got pregnant.... the circle of life remained in full array.

The Aquaponics project showed promise though.  Even though Critters stripped any vegetables away, I learned a lot, the fish survived, and I will build a greenhouse enclosure to thwart whatever gopher or raccoon who has treated me like his Bitch.

Mike and I will be heading to Cape Town and Johannesburg to celebrate the wedding of Nathaniel soon, and I hope that this will be a milestone to remember.  After that, I will get the Herreshoff Tender back into rowing shape and see if I can salvage some autumn fishing.

There still is September, and that will have to do this year.

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Crack in the Smashed Glass Ceilling

Pay attention to Kellyanne Conway.

She is the new Trump Campaign Manager.

She is a strong, articulate woman who will cause consternation with the Libbie narrative about Hillary's "Smashed Glass Ceiling".

Clinton Shill, George Stephanopoulos, just got manhandled by Conway on his Clinton Propaganda Yellow Journalist Good Morning America mainstream media Liberally biased show.


This is getting good.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The American Dream

Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia. His family and mentors were Marxist. His birth certificate is unobtainable. His college transcripts are unobtainable. He grew up to be President of the United States. It is an unbelievable accomplishment. Forget his Leftist Antti-American agenda, Attaining the Presidency was a remarkable unparalled achievement. Hats off to Barack Hussein Obama for pulling off the most unlikely path to the United States Presidency ever conceived.

Job Description

No Peeps.... That's not me, nor will it ever be me.

I would be too afraid to climb the step ladder that leads to the first climbing peg.  My fear of heights causes a sick feeling in my groin that no amount of cajoling can overcome.  Don't know why.... probably an unfortunate past life fall or something.

My job is to find the courageous climbers who don't have this fear and hire them to perform tower work.

drone charging

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Kate and Dad


My Daughter Kate and your MOAM a number of years ago when we launched the Columbia Herreshoff Tender.   Lots  of stuff has happened since then.

Kate got married to my favorite Son-in-Law, Brady Boyle.
Then she bore our third Grandson, Connor, who has already become such an important member of the family.

Some peole that we love have died... Lisa Panakio Rowe and my Mom come to mind.... completing the circle of life.

Business has been good, bad, good, bad.... the Lord ultimately provides.

And the Columbia Herreshoff Tender is now in dire need of resanding and revarnishing.... to the extent that I will not row again until I have invested about 20 hours in refurbishment this late summer and fall.

100 years from now, this will all be unknown.... even to our direct descendents.  My hope is that Connor might be around.

Tempus Fugit.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cupcakes and Bullys

Pussyfication and Cupcakery.

It is the condition that arises when "Progressives" get their feelings hurt when the Big Meany Donald Trump says bad things about  the fragile and demure Hildebeest.

Donald is such a "Bully".   It's not fair for him to hit back when BO and H make up phoney shit about Trump to feed to their sheep.  Course the stuff that they say about Trump is ok because Trump deserves it.

The Pussyfication of America is gathering steam with each melting glacier.  It will only stop when the Big Mean Bully is stymied by the mainstream media misrepresenting his every utterance  and he stops calling poor H a scheming Crook.

"BAA, BAA, BAAAAAAA"..... which is Liberalese for "Yay Yay Hillery.  We love you so much and hate Evil Republicans".

But just for the record......  There is basically no difference between a Pussified Cupcake and a Phoney Liar.   Because anyone with a brain can see through the Cupcake Act.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Offended and Outraged

Lately there has been a lot of stuff that Donald Trump says that has offended people and caused outrage.

I don't buy it.

Nobody is "Offended" and nobody is "Outraged" and if you believe this, then you are as goofy as the Cupcakes who pretend to be "Offended".

The pandering media and Manipulative H think that we all are part of their sheep herd.

I'm counting on enough people out there who actually have a brain of their own.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Nanepashemet Memes




Day Two - Going for Gopher

It's Day Two of me trying to stay out of the Facebook Political POTUS Fray.

Day One was tough as Teddy Gautreault sucked me in with a taunt about a Harvard non-endorsement of Trump.  C'mon Ted.  Are you trying to tell me that Harvard kids are wicked smaaat or something?  I would hire a kid from UMASS or Northeastern in a heartbeat over those elitist cupcakes.

I wish I didn't succumb to Ted's trap, but I resisted  all others... including posts from the cunning Jim Lundgren who has lately been on a Trump rant.

And, It's pretty tough when I continue to watch ABC News, which is such a detrimental habit.  Is it political if I say that ABC SUCKS????  I guess I don't care if it is or not.  There is a specia lplace in Hell for the propagandists of the Main Stream Media who would rather herd sheep than accurately report the news.

But I digress.... and rather obsessively so.

Now for the original topic of this pathetic post....

There is a mystery going on outside with the Aquaponics project.  Fully fifty gallons of water continue to be missing from the system every night, with the fish tank sometimes only a quarter full.  You would think that fifty gallons would leave a trace, but no discernable leaks or drips are coming from the undersides of any of the grow beds, fish tank or swirl filter.

WTF is going on?????

Seems like the water is disappearing into thin air.... which is my only current conclusion since the summer has been so dry here on the North Shore of Boston.

And a critter has attacked the grow beds rather aggressively.... destroying the zucchini, chomping all of the kale, eating green tomatoes and devouring squash and sweet potato leaves.

My Friend, Christos Laganos has an electrified fence around his garden as well as a Kurt Schilling scare crow.   I would probably electrocute myself if I followed his lead.  Have spread coffee grounds around the perimeter of the beds but I not sure how effective this is.

I'm glad I am not depending on the success of this crop to live.  So far, we have enjoyed a couple of cucumbers, one zucchini, some tomatoes and peppers, but so bounty for sure.  Native Americans who farmed this Marblehead peninsular planted hills of corn interspersed with beans and squash.   They must have placed sentries on a 24 hour basis to keep the critters out.

By the look of the tracks on my deck stairs, the culprit is either a raccoon or the gopher that I have seen from time to time.

And I think that the critter has been terrorizing the poor fish in the tank, because some mornings, they cheerily emerge to be fed, and other times they cower in the corner of the tank.

The growbeds will have to have cold frame type polycarbonate covers constructed for the winter months anyway, so maybe I can fend this problem off in future growing seasons by covering the beds in the evening.

Anyway.....If you see me wearing a stylish fur hat around Old Town, you'll know that I have solved the problem in the short term.