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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

One more sea day before we reach our first of three ports in Fiji. I do not have a lot to say either about ship or world activities. It was a good day in the stock market yesterday before the CPI numbers come out today it is unlikely, that the market will be close to even. I expect a big day up or a big day down.


Barbara and I had a quiet Valentine’s Day. It was a formal night on the ship but we just went to the piano bar and talked to various couples and then had something to eat in our cabin.

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More murders, this time at Michigan State will we ever learn?

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It was about 10 pm when I got here, and ”boom’!” all of a sudden I am asleep. It is now 2:30 am for me. Just got up for a few minutes and thought “it will be hours before I can even think about posting something and I do not have anything to say anyway.


It is Valentine’s Day for most of you so make your Valentine happy if you are fortunate enough to have one.


Barbara has been my Valentine since we met in Ann Arbor in the fall of 1958. At the end of the Parent’s Weekend, when my Mother and Father came to visit me, they said “get her”. I did and Barbara has been my Valentine now for, essentially, my whole life.


We are very lucky. Few couples have what we have. I even love the things I hate. We are inextricably intertwined. We are each other’s equilibrium, and being able to have her undivided attention is why we are on this cruise.


Barbara takes care of me. I take care of her. Separately, we are able to get a lot of things done. Together, we are able to get even more done. Not everything, but a lot.

I am reminded of the great Billie. Holliday lyric “the difficult I’ll do right now, the impossible will take a little while“.


Treasure each and every day especially as the days dwindle down to a precious few.

Happy Valentine’s Day.



See you tomorrow. At least that is my plan.

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