On rare occasions, I turn on my television and watch the evening news.
I'm firmly convinced that the news isn't really news at all. It's biased reporting that focuses on crimes perpetrated by misfits and dysfunctional individuals with a few natural disasters thrown in for good measure.
When the doom and gloom and negative entertainment is over, it's clear that the world is in a terrible mess that's getting worse each day.
After listening to their destructive message, its easy to conclude that there is no limit to how bad things can become.
I don't believe the apostles of doom and gloom.
I traveled twice around the world, once by air and once in my own yacht, and what I have seen convinces me that life is good, and that there is no limit to how good my life can become.
Everywhere I go, the majority of the people I meet are both good and kind, and they wish me well. If I'm in trouble, they will move heaven and earth to lend a hand.
Millions of anonymous unsung heroes never make the evening news. They comprise the mass of humanity, and they are the ones who keep civilization on an even keel.
It's hard to be a positive person when your mental focus is negative.
So turn off your TV set, and start focusing on your dreams.
If you do that, it won't be long before you feel strangely positive, and you will come to believe that there is no limit to how good your life can become.
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.
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.
If you like drum beats, and you like adventure, then have a listen to the Red Sea Chronicles Trailer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join Team Maxingout as they sail through Pirate Alley and up the Red Sea
See what it's like to cruise on a catamaran before you spend a bazillion dollars purchasing one
After watching the Red Sea Chronicles you will be able to see yourself sailing on the ocean of your dreams
Although I like the feel of a paper book in my hand, I love trees even more. When people purchase an eBook, they actually save trees and save money as well. Ebooks are less expensive and have no negative impact on the environment. All of Dr. Dave's books are available at Save A Tree Bookstore. Visit the bookstore today and start putting good things into your mind. It's easy to fill your mind with positive things using eBooks. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can pull out your smart phone or tablet and start reading. You can even use electronic highlighters and make annotations in your eBooks just like paper books.