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Serenade Wind

 

 

After spending a combined 50 years in the corporate world, we decided to gracefully bow out, and pursue our passions because life is too short, and you only get one shot at making it count. 

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Oct
07

Time to go to the Whiteboard

Reading Time: 3 minutes We took a hard look at how we were spending our time each week. While we didn’t like what we were seeing, we also saw this as an opportunity to not be complacent. So, we spent time one morning asking ourselves some hard questions. In order to solve our questions, it was time to go to the whiteboard.

 

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Jun
15

Yacht Club

Reading Time: 7 minutes A few weeks ago, Bill suggested we become a member of a yacht club to cut down on our cruising expenses. The image that I conjure up in my mind when someone mentions yacht clubs is the America’s Cup or an elitist, snobby club. However, we have come to learn that they come in all shapes and sizes.

 

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Jul
09

Hippo Book

Reading Time: 5 minutes A few months ago, Jan Wooller got in touch with us. Along with her sage advice, she sent along a copy of her book, “We Hate Hippos: Stories of a Sea Gypsy’s Life.” I take the Hippo book (which I have come to refer to it with Andrew) as knowledge dispensed from a friend who is looking out for you. 

Jul
06

Matching Gifts

Reading Time: 4 minutes How do you prioritize what to do when you declutter and downsize your home? We independently came to the same conclusion, to maximize matching gifts to the need (be it friend, family or charity) is our first priority, then speed to show some progress and then value to top off our cruising kitty.

Jul
02

In the arena

Reading Time: 5 minutes For those of you about to jump in the arena to begin a voyaging life, your critics will come from any (and all) directions. Depending on how much you value that relationship, you will need to come up with ways of dealing with this dynamic. Here are the five ways we handled this.

Jun
29

Philanthropy

Reading Time: 5 minutes One of the first posts we published on SerenadeWind talks about our relationship with money. When we began to dig into that topic, a natural extension to pursuing a minimalist life is a life of philanthropy. 

Jun
25

Lifecycle of ingredients

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’ve followed our Culinary Adventures, you’ll start to see a theme of no waste in this household. We love cooking and riffing off recipes and sometimes this will evolve over the lifecycle of ingredients to create some fun, novel adventures in cooking and help us when we live aboard RJ Slocum.

Jun
22

Linkedin

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you tried to send me a Linkedin request over the past dozen years or so, chances are I didn’t see it. Apologies if you think I was ignoring you. Please don’t take it personally. I was ignoring Linkedin.

 

 

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