Sitting in the boatyard while our beloved Nepenthe goes through her refit, we decided to offer AN UNQUIET AMERICAN for free over today and tomorrow as a celebration. The roast chicken is for me tonight, with sliced zucchini pan fried in garlic and butter and a serving of parsley potatoes alone on the boat while my wife is across the Pacific in Australia.

Over the past few months so much has gone on in the world that AN UNQUIET AMERICAN speaks directly to. From the Presidential election, crooked Vatican Bank dealings, and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

If you can’t solve all the world’s problem, eat well, drink modestly and read a good book. As for me I’ll do all that while I’m sailing.

Books, Boats and Meatballs, that’s what life’s about.