Monthly Archives: June 2009

Telemetry 090630

So here I am again, in my well appointed fiberglass barnacle on the edge of paradise behind a chain link fence, only this time no dogs parole the perimeter. Instead of smelling cordite and consumed jet fuel I’ve got whiffs … Continue reading

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Telemetry 090630

I don’t think Dan’s coming to Hawaii. It seems, for ideological reasons as he won’t fly in a jet due to it’s carbon footprint. I can respect his convictions though I don’t fully adopt them as my own. He’s been … Continue reading

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Jorn Winkler, DK Group

Container Ship – How to reduce effect on Climate and Pollution View more presentations from Glenn klith Andersen.

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Shop and Save

Watch Gretchen Eichberger at Shop and Save Here’s another chapter of On Desire in collaboration with Gretchen Eichberger and the Northwest Michigan Folklife Center. Camera ops are Patrick and Yo. Enjoy!

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Meanwhile

The first wave of Transpac 2009 starts without me tomorrow. Jets are only $100 from LA to Honolulu – not an option. So how am I getting to Hawaii? I spoke to the San Francisco office of Greenpeace and passed … Continue reading

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Apple® in the house

Fantastic news – Apple Inc. is willing to support On Desire with an additional Macbook! Kai, Dan and the extended On Desire tribe enthusiastically welcome our latest collaborator. What with Final Cut Pro Studio, an iPhone and a gaggle of … Continue reading

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Telemetry 090620

8:50 AM 8/3/06 For me, the ocean is a place that keeps me riveted to the reality of the moment. A place which is always changing and one that keeps me focused and alive in so many sublime ways. I … Continue reading

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Calling all collaborators

Yesterday was momentous. Thanks to advice from Christin Shacat I researched the Division 1 and 2 Transpac skippers. I also blasted Apple execs with an inspiring email, strategized with Kai for an hour and implemented Twitter. What’s it all about? … Continue reading

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Letter to Steve Jobs

From:       Dan Kelly Subject:   Hey Steve! Date:        June 16, 2009 7:36:07 PM EDT To:            Steve Jobs, Apple Computer Hey Steve, Trust you are doing well. I haven’t been following your progress, have you looked … Continue reading

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Terrorist Training TM

I’m sending out screeners for ‘Almonds’ to film festivals this morning. You can watch the trailer here… http://almondsmovie.com The press package is also available as a pdf – the project’s back story. After reviewing the press package and checking in … Continue reading

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da kine Kai

Kai checked in yesterday. Since he had just been blown from San Diego to Tahiti aboard Babalu and then flown to the big island of Hawaii, I was surprised to hear him sounding sort of stressed. Having experienced the big … Continue reading

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Vision revisited

What begins to emerge is the demonstration. Apparently we face big challenges on planet Earth. There are some who claim we’ve passed the point of no return for global climate change. If that’s true then only miracles matter. I don’t … Continue reading

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On jets

I’ve been active on the online sailing communities looking for a ride from *anywhere* on the west coast of the North American continent to Hawaii. I’m preparing my pitch to the container ship companies for Monday. I also decided to … Continue reading

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Away kit

Today I am assembling the away kit and cleaning the house. I thought I’d update along the way… In it’s function as a staging area and way station, the Artist house needs regular maintenance. Today I replenished the grain and … Continue reading

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Still here?

I laze. It’s spring at the artist house, lovely. One might conjecture a very slow tourist season hereabouts, what with the end of capitalism and all. Sigh! What a time to be thousands of miles away. A cat eating mackerel … Continue reading

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Loose ends

From:     DAN Subject:     Re: Kona next week Date:     June 8, 2009 9:38:11 AM EDT To:     KAI Hey Cap’n, Still in Michigan waiting for a few final components of the kit to arrive. In the meantime, I … Continue reading

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poetry by Kari

It’s actually July 9, 2009 and I just now found this poem from Kari Tomashik for On Desire. From:     Kari Subject:     RE: On Desire Date:     June 3, 2009 8:02:42 PM GMT-04:00 To:    Dan Cc:    Kari … Continue reading

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Personal finances and whuffie

An unproductive visit to the outhouse this morning as far as bowels were concerned, but the brain – oh the brain. I receive $2000 a month in investment income. I invested in my family, in a weird juxtapostion of truth … Continue reading

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Launch the first wave!

After 5 days of screen gazing I have achieved blog launch. About 75 souls in the first wave. Assuming there’s no major hitches in the next day or two, we’ll do the next 500 or so on the big list. … Continue reading

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Tags and categories

I’ve been blogging my ass off the past 4 days, prepping everything for the launch. It’s already June and I’ve got to get the heck out of here if I plan on being in Hawaii in 3 weeks without using … Continue reading

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Desire and Faisal in the house

Beulah, Michigan In December of last year I heard from Kai, captain of the 26′ Sloop Desire. He was planning to set her up for future adventures starting with a shakedown cruise in the Hawaiian Islands, and did I want … Continue reading

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