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There Are No Ordinary Moments - Every Moment Is A Defining Moment

You learn a lot about yourself when you get stuck. When your Land Rover Defender sinks down to its axles in soft sand, you have a defining moment.

When everything goes wrong, you discover who you are.

It's human nature to want everything to be easy. We want to be born with a silver spoon in our mouth, we want mountains of difficulty to move out of the way just by waving our hands, and we feel like we deserve to win the lottery.

But even if all those things happened we would not be content.

Happiness and contentment are not the result of an easy life or based on outward circumstances. Instead, they are an inner thing. They come from the way we run our mind, and the way we define ourselves when everything goes wrong.

If you don't face challenges, and if things don't go wrong frequently, something is wrong. You are not really living. You are drifting. You are alive in name only.

It's time to get in the arena and engage life head on. It's time for things to go wrong so you can discover what you are made of and who you are. It's time to have a defining moment.


Theodore Roosevelt understood defining moments. He wrote:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."Theodore Roosevelt

Life is full of battles, and each one is a defining moment. We must be committed to remaining positive in the defining moments of life.

When you are fully engaged in the human experience you discover that there are no ordinary moments. Every moment is a defining moment.

That's my master plan. I will make every moment into a defining moment in my life.

Dr. Dave


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See what it's like for a family to sail around the world on a small catamaran

Captain Save Our Souls

Awesome music video that captures the essence of what it's like to sail offshore in a catamaran around the world when conditions are less than perfect. David Abbott from Too Many Drummers sings the vocals, and he also edited the footage from our Red Sea adventures. This is the theme song from the Red Sea Chronicles.


Red Sea Blues

Sailing up the Red Sea is not for the faint of heart. From the Bab al Mandeb to the Suez Canal, adventures and adversity are in abundance. If you take things too seriously, you just might get the Red Sea Blues.


Red Sea Chronicles Trailer

If you like drum beats, and you like adventure, then have a listen to the Red Sea Chronicles Trailer.



Red Sea Chronicles Episode 1 - When Flying Fish Attack

Flying fish assault Exit Only in the middle of the night as we sail through the Arabian Gulf from the Maldives to Oman. And so begins our Red Sea adventures.


Red Sea Chronicles Episode 2 - Pirate Alley

Sailing through Pirate Alley between Yemen and Somalia involves calculated risk. It may not be Russian Roulette, but it is a bit of a worry. Follow Team Maxing Out as they navigate through Pirate Alley.


Red Sea Chronicles Episode 3 - Aden, Yemen

Stopping in Yemen was just what the doctor ordered. We refueled, repaired our alternator, and we made friends with our gracious Yemeni hosts. We also went to Baskins Robbins as a reward for surviving Pirate Alley.


Red Sea Chronicles Episode 4- Gate of Sorrows and Sandstorms

After you survive Pirate Alley, you must sail through the Gate of Sorrows (Bab Al Mandab) at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The Gate of Sorrows lived up to its name with fifty knots of wind and a sandstorm that pummeled Exit Only for two days. Life is good.



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