Our dear Cap’n has been sailing the seas of life for 50-some years. Somewhere between impulsive and a stick-in-the-mud, he finds himself embarking on journeys that will either solidify his wandering ways, or give him a nervous breakdown. Come join him on his new adventures in moving pictures on YouTube at https://youtube.com/ThePirateWanderer.
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Can CRITICAL THINKING Improve Life?

Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe. To understand the logical connections between ideas and to detect inconsistencies in reasoning. To solve problems systematically and to identify the relevance and importance of ideas. And perhaps most importantly, to reflect on the justification of one’s […]

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A MESSAGE To MYSELF … in 2030 (And To YOU Too)

With Covid-19 continuing to play havoc with the world, and my inability to actually film something for YouTube more involved than my living room, I decided to talk to my future self. Who hopefully will be out of quarantine by then. Just things like reinvented hopes and dreams, and to remind myself when both of […]

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Sex and Sexuality, From an Older Man’s Perspective

When a man is approaching twenty, his hormones govern just about every thought in his head(s). When he is approaching sixty, not much is different, except perhaps intensity. And control. Where it used to feel like a moral imperative to have sexual relations, it now feels like an opportunity, and mostly a joy. The mind […]

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What Happened To My Super Powers?

This morning’s hangover feels wrong. Not because I drank too much, but because I’m pushing 60 and my freaking body handles things differently now. Apparently good genes and my fast metabolism got lost somewhere in the recent(ish) past. I feel like a superhero holding his kryptonite sometimes. All joking aside, things are different now. I […]

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I’m a YOUTUBE NEWBIE, This is My JOURNEY

I needed a hobby. I knew that I was going to continue traveling extensively, but I still wanted something personal. Something creative. Something portable that wouldn’t interfere with the wandering. So I started searching. Way back in the day, I was deeply into motorcycles. I had a garage all set up with a lift, organized […]

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MASTERING the Second Half of LIFE

“Mastering Life”, what does that mean? And exactly what is the “Second Half” anyway? I’ve scratched this slogan all over my YouTube Channel, here on this blog, and on every social media site I own. My girlfriend has praised it frequently, saying it’s a clever tag line. But up until now, I’ve never really explored […]

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Defining The Creative Me

There is a semi-unspoken rule in the YouTube and Blogging Communities that one looks to other creators for inspiration, but never to copy-cat. That one should always define themselves and their channels. Well, I’m trying. Some of the latter paragraphs in this post are going to get technical, dry, and boring. And I’ll probably be […]

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The IMPORTANCE of TRUTH

This is a difficult post to make, but bear with me while I flesh out the details. I’ve created multiple Facebook pages and groups to support my new passion, my YouTube Channel. But I am having serious misgivings about the platform, especially after their latest announcement. “News Cannot Be Fake” For if it’s fake, then […]

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PROTECT Thyself – On Being Safe

Pocket Safes Question: Which pocket is safest from pickpockets? I’ll give you a moment to think about it. (Insert music from Jeopardy here ….) Ready? And the answer is … none of them. Seriously. Unless you’ve got it zip-tied, super-glued, and hermetically sealed, it’s vulnerable. Just ask us how we know. But that doesn’t mean […]