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Joe's Birthday Sermon On The Blog

01 January 2011
Not Sermon On The Mount - on the blog, folks, on the blog. Big difference. But I am in the gardens of Eden.

The second 70 years kicks in!!

My new year's resolution is the same as my vision for the other side of seventy - to smile, laugh, and be happy, to take no offense at personal slights, to see all the petty fussing over one's likes and dislikes as a thing of the past - let it lie there in the first seventy years, enough is enough. To see only the good and loving side of each person I meet, and let gratitude be the mood and swing of each day. To simply enjoy life!

Help me keep it!

As my friend and mentor, Spike Milligan, that well-known typist's error (his own words) said: He was touching seventy, but didn't appear to be speeding.

Happy Birthday, too, to Claire, my stepdaughter, born this day.

And a Happy New Start to 2011 to all our friends out there!

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Pic: Me attempting to get a tune out of 2 baguettes in Tahiti - fabled earthly paradise. The beard and the bread sticks are gone now.
Vessel Name: BLUEBOTTLE (ex-Aura)
Vessel Make/Model: Lidgard 49' steel ketch
Hailing Port: Hobart
Crew: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
We have completed our trans-Pacific voyage - from Panama to Hobart via Ecuador, Mexico, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Bundaberg, and are now pausing before resuming land life. [...]
When the port authorities here were approached to renew our Panamanian boat registration, they said "You can't call your boat Aura - that's taken" so we decided to call her Bluebottle! If you know the Goons, you know of Bluebottle, that little twit! He was always getting into trouble with his thin [...]
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Who: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
Port: Hobart