Saturday, November 29, 2008

launch of the Kiton

This morning Dad launched Kiton, Paya Bay's new 45-foot pleasure boat. She's a beauty!

RHU Kiton, immediately after she floated. Strong attitude, eh? She's like, "Look at me!"

Moments before she floated.

quotable quote

Power concedes nothing without demand.
- Frederick Douglass

I suspect Douglass was referring to human power. When it comes to Universal Power, we simply have to ask (very precisely) for what we want in order to receive our greater good.


I wordled the keywords of this blog. It's awesome that the words good and beach predominate. After all, what's better than a good beach? (Yeah, I know... :-)

Friday, November 28, 2008

a beautiful thought

A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

new dining room chairs

Our beautiful new chairs were made locally from island wood. The wood is called "summwood" here, not sure if that's the name used elsewhere. Dad designed them and they were built in his woodworking shop by two contracted carpenters. (Plug: Let us know if you need furniture built here in Roatan. The machines sit idle, otherwise).

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

photo of the day

View from the main deck at Paya Bay, looking East. Wilkes Point is the foreground, the profile of Barbaretta Island is in the background. Photo credit: Lisa Bronkhorst.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

the onion's perspective

I may be a Christian, but it's not like I'm one of those wacko "love your neighbor as yourself " types.

God forbid!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

quotable quote

I swore to never be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides, Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim, silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

- Elie Wiesel

Saturday, November 15, 2008

our Don

You will always be in our hearts, friend.
Thank you for all you taught us.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thank you, U.S. Americans!

You did good, friends. Yes We Can. All and every single one of us.

There was definitely a shift that happened tonight. We are not the same human race were even a few hours ago. Tonight love won over hate. Hope won over fear. Optimism won over despair. Perhaps the human race has finally learned that it is our differences that make us strong and capable of overcoming any obstacle. I'm filled with hope and optimism for our tomorrow. It's going to take a lot of work to build this new future, but I truly believe we are now on the right track.

I'm fired up! Ready to go!

Monday, November 3, 2008

6.4 billion of the rest of us

are holding our collective breath. Please vote, Americans. Vote your conscience. Let's hope the result, whatever it is, is what is best for you and what is best for our shared world.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

the republican mayor of san diego

on why he has decided to support equal human rights for all his constituents. very heart-wrenching. kudos to you, sir.