THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS FROM AN AMERICAN Merchant Mariner
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
again with the packing
So I woke up in a shite mood. My fault. Today is travel day. Late this afternoon I will be driving down to Maryland, some 7-8 hours away. Tomorrow I'll meet my new employers. I am taking another tug and barge job. Everything's in flux. Projects half complete, wife half relieved that I'm going (I get irritable when money gets tight), and The Boy is still under treatment for a variety of maladies. In other words, it's a normal day for most all of you, but for a delicate flower like me, unused to domestic stress, I'm going bonkers. Perhaps a little sea time is exactly what I need.
I am Paul B, and I spend most of my life at sea. Ships, Science, the life of a mariner, biology and (mostly) true stories of life among the best and the worst people in the world, the United States Merchant Marines. You'll find it here, maybe. You'll definitely find rants, raves and discussion on life aboard a merchant ship. Come back and see the Brazilian girls, too, who show up fairly regularly.