Welcome to 2015!
I've been off the grid since just before Christmas only seeing news from the NYT electronic edition and the boat's intermittent sat connection. Given my limited conversational Spanish I could live in Central America and really never know any news other than the price of bananas and coffee.
Watched the New Year begin off the coast of Honduras running along about 14 knots, the shoreline 4 miles distant exploding in fireworks for as far as the eye could see at midnight. Amazing how a county so poor and isolated can revel in the start of a New Year. Yes even in Central America hope springs eternal.
Returned to the Queen City of Charlotte to the continuing traffic nightmare yesterday.
Read the details on how the client base at Wild Wings Uptown has continued to devol, attracting only thugs and hood rats who need police in uniform to maintain order by shooting patrons. Sort of like the Midnight Diner down the street.
Charlotte was once a place where I could take a late night run down Church Street to The Observer building and back up Tryon and seeing only cleaning staff and a sprinkling of homeless men.
The Observer is gone and the homeless are out numbered 10 thousand to 1 and I no longer feel safe Uptown after dark. The shootings are now so common place that we should just call it DOWN TOWN.
In short I could get used to being off the grid.