Questions In The Tuscan Sun

by SteveHulse on October 15, 2017 · 1 comment

When all seems perfection –             Okay. So lying here on a lounge chair by the pool at Villa Buonasera, the midday Tuscan sun glowing down upon us, spreading warmth and good energy across the villa and the vineyards behind us. A slight breeze adds to what I feel is […]

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Fanning The Flickering Flame

by SteveHulse on August 24, 2017 · 3 comments

Taking an occasional sabbatical cruise through the North Sound on my trusty Aimless is always enlightening. I never have an agenda, save to get out there and take my place with the rest of the natural world for a bit. It’s always good, always different, always refreshing. The real world, I said “the real world” […]


Cruising the North Sound

by SteveHulse on May 21, 2017 · 1 comment

            Have been sailing for the last few days on the RSV Ambivalent. (Not really… the raft is still the Aimless, it’s the captain who’s ambivalent…) The weather’s been good, but I have mixed feelings about it. The fishing has been slow, and I suddenly started missing TV for some […]

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Freedom: An Analytical Perspective

by SteveHulse on May 4, 2017 · 3 comments

Some time ago an acquaintance of mine read something I’d written about “a carefree day.” He looked up at me, frowning. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a carefree day…” With hindsight, I believe him. He was driven by some unseen demon of one sort or another. On another occasion I visited him on a […]


From My North Sound Hideaway

by SteveHulse on January 18, 2017 · 3 comments

Am writing this to you from the good ship Aimless today.  Nothing to do, really, so I’ll pen a few thoughts and feelings and put them out there for your consideration. There’s fresh fish in the ice chest, bread, cheese, coffee and tea… and some smoked meat I got down on Whidbey last week. Plenty […]


Of Christmas Spirit Past

by SteveHulse on December 19, 2016 · 4 comments

I used to get it every December… in spades! That warm, wonderful felling that comes over you, that all is right and beautiful with the world, and you are exactly where you’re supposed to be in this moment in time. Feelings of love for the beauty of the earth, for others, for this life… they […]


On Thomas Paine

by SteveHulse on November 15, 2016 · 2 comments

“Time makes more converts than reason.” Another day, drifting in the North Sound on The Aimless. Woke up this morning, climbed into my clothes and started the fire in the little stove to run the chill off. I had been dreaming about Tom Paine, and the smell of the fresh coffee somehow got me to […]


Continuing On…

by SteveHulse on July 20, 2016 · 2 comments

So. Sharon was married. And not to me. Guess I had somehow always thought that we’d end up together. Suddenly I found myself staring at a summer of Forest Service drudgery, with no girlfriend, probably no chance of finding one… my life was pretty much over. There are very few things that are more pathetic […]


That Lost Summer

by SteveHulse on July 9, 2016 · 3 comments

The other day I read about a woman who was driving along, listening to the radio and heard an old song that was popular back in her high school days. It hit her so hard, emotionally, that she had to pull over for a few minutes. I can relate. My long-term memory is fairly clear, […]


What If…

by SteveHulse on April 30, 2016 · 0 comments

“What if?” A simple thought, a tiny phrase carrying within it the powerful punch of limitless possibility. But who says “what if” these days, who dares to imagine beyond the scope of what seems currently possible today? To dream beyond *what is* isn’t practical, in most cases… the tech field being a notable exception…there’s little […]