Hello, I'm Henry.  

Welcome aboard my blog's home. 

If you come along with me, you'll become acquainted with my motley mates and faithful crew:

Experiences, Sightings, Observations, Impressions, Ideas, Reflections, Remembrances, Insights and Commentary.

They, after all, have accompanied me for as long as I can recall. Their tenure has helped me turn my tiller, fill my sails, and transport me over seas to distant lands. Maybe if you take the time to get to know them, a few will do the same for you.

Click this way and scroll along if you please...Enjoy your stay.   

Onboard Singing

Onboard Singing

A gentle easterly breeze, a moon's horizon light and a slight chill helped set the stage. Anchored a few miles east of Nassau in Rose Island's Bottom Harbor all of us sat on the Mystique's foredeck listening to Cristian sing and improvise.  As he strummed his guitar, he created and recited his day's lyrics and entertained his family and me.  Rose Island, a supposed nurse sighting and  some mystery girl seemed to dominate the music. His words were part improv and part sing-a-long. All doubts about further evening entertainment on board for our week were soon dashed. I had a Miami version of the Von Trapp family singers onboard.  Well, not quite, but it was obvious this family could and would entertain themselves. The Bahamas would become a backdrop and an inspiration. 

Cristian invited me to attend his on-stage debut at the Fish House in South Miami. Here are pics from his first act in front of a live-not-all-family. His father estimated maybe only half of his Fish House audience was related to Cristian or a friend or classmate. I stayed for the first five performers and though I am biased, his Sunpass duo rocked the house!

Like comforting and refreshing breezes, "original" and relevant lyrics often transport me to serenity like Cristian's Rose Island....

A Weak End

A Weak End

Maikel's Miami River Rescue

Maikel's Miami River Rescue