It’s all over, baby…
Yes, all good things, yadda yadda. All bad things end, too, I suppose.
I doubt that anyone has been waiting patiently to find out what happened to me this year, so there’s no point getting into all that.
Suffice to say that I’m staying out there this winter—I’ve been out every month since April.
Endings… Yeah, James got work and left; Brent moved to Kelowna; Mike had some troubles and moved back to Vancouver. So, I’m totally solo out here now, except for G & S; they are the last friends I have here.
And the Upper Deck is shutting down in December.
And—the cherry on top—my outboard blew on the way back to town last week. I think it’s the cooling system (water intake tube seemed to have been plugged; this caused overheating in the motor, and the plastic oil cap melted and flew off, sending a pray of boiling oil everywhere, stopping the engine).
Thus, here ends the spectacular career of Nord the Sailor.
Yeah, fuck it. I’m back to the road—after one more expensive ride up on the water, I’ll have to go back to walking/riding along the roads; I have a bike now, so it’s do-able.
After the winter? I have no idea—well, a few ideas, but no plans. I have no fucking clue what’s going to happen or where I’ll end up, and I guess it doesn’t really matter anyway, so what the hell? Who cares? What if I die? Again, who cares? We all die; at least I’ll die free. The only thing I have left to do is that which I set out to do back in 2006: write my book in a cabin in the woods. Well, I don’t have that cabin yet, and probably never will, but whatever I live in I am going to write my book.
And, finally: Nordiblog is going to come to an insignificant end before I come back to town, sometime in January. I’m not going to renew the site. I can’t see this place “helping” anyone, or anything, and my heart really isn’t in this any longer, as evidenced by my lack of effort in the place over the last year.
So, that’s it, people. Short and sweet. This is the last entry here, after ten bloody long years of Nordiblog.
See you all in the funny pages, and have yourselves an interesting life.