May 15th, 2015

Damn!!! I steered a friggin cruise ship right up next to The Statue of Liberty this morning and on to dock in Manhattan—the heart of New York City! It blew me away. I've never seen anything like this city. It's truly incredible what humans are capable of.

Three months ago, I had never done anything of significance on the water. Today I found myself navigating the Hudson River at the helm of a cruise ship, the New York City skyline out the front window. Unreal! You never know where life is going to take you.

I shared McDonald's with a homeless man today. His name was Kareem. He was pretty cool and didn't just talk at me like many in his situation. We had interesting, hilarious conversation. Alcohol can really fuck up people's lives.

New York City is one of a kind. I couldn't live in this concrete jungle for longer than a month or two, though. To be outside in New York City is to be in the bottom of giant cracks between high rising buildings. I need the horizon line to chase, or at least daydream about.