Welcome to the Island!

Waterfalls, secret gardens, pyramids, a dolphin temple, only partially explored caves, coral reefs.

Climb the cliffs, dive into deep pools, express flawless etiquette at underwater tea parties in coral castles and explore never-before-seen caverns!

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My entire life I’ve been carefully crafting the perfect tropical island. I recently began to actually live there.

This is the record of my progress, to preserve my successes and failures to assist my future self and to benefit any curious onlookers. Many of the projects on the island are larger scale manifestations of past experiments conducted in my old life. It’s amazing how well cabbage grows here on the island so we’ve been making saur kraut like crazy and trading it for all kinds of stuff.

Some of my primary interests are fermentation, music, plants and photosynthesis, fungi, bacteria, pyramids and alternative energy devices, spycraft,

During a layover I stopped in the terminal bar to find a man who reminded me of all the things I love about people and how very much I can enjoy interacting with strangers. I’ve mostly avoided bars in recent months but that day I felt a very strong urge to do what used to give me such joy: getting to know strangers in the airport bar.

His playful presence at the bar drew me right in. Everything felt easier and more fun. He quickly got me talking about my favorites and suddenly I was explaining my island to a bar full of strangers. The man listened with rapt attention and his enthusiasm seemed to build with my own as I was drawn deeper into the only partially explored caverns below the surface of the island. I finally came to the natural stopping point: “Someday the island will be mine!”

The man smiled broadly. He took a sip of his water and said “I think I know just the place. It may still be for sale.”

When we parted, he asked for my home address which weirded gave me pause, but we had developed such a report that I just couldn’t hold out.

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