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I am a seven decade dude, and finishing well is a high priority in my life.

I try not to do stupid things - and I usually succeed, but not always, and that is ok - because I am human.

More importantly, in the time I have left I want to have my say and be a light for anyone who is looking for a lighthouse in a storm.

Wise people have something to say, and fools have to say something, and somewhere in between I am drawing my conclusions and fearlessly proclaiming them to the world.

Those who humor me by following me on facebook have to put up with my machinations and convoluted posts. I appreciate their perseverance, and when they disappear from my timeline, I am surprised how long they lasted as “friends.”

We are living in the age of trolls and talking points, and thoughtful discussion from differing points of view is more rare than having a dinosaur egg omelet for breakfast.

Facebook is a scorched earth destination without a conscience where you draw lines in the sand, and decide on which side of the line you will stand.

Outrage outstrips intelligent discourse, and frankly I find it boring. Before the advent of internet and facebook, outrage was not a significant part of our political process or social life.

Now things are different.

I have no interest in talking points, outrage, and polarization, and if you are looking for that, please unfriend me at the speed of light, and both of our lives will be better.

If you are interested in intelligent discussion, and if you have an open mind, stick around because I have a few things to say, and some of it might even be worthwhile.

I have been alive for more than seven decades, and I have travelled twice around the world - once by air and once by sailboat. I speak four languages, I have been a flying doctor on Indian Reservations and a retina surgeon in Saudi Arabia. I am a writer, a webmaster, a sailor and a circumnavigator. I created the Positive Thinking Network and The Positive Channel to send a positive message around the world.

Most important of all, I am not afraid of the darkness. I will be a light, and I will do everything in my power to make the darkness afraid of me.

Dr. Dave

Captain Dave - David J. Abbott M.D.





Exit Only

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.

Save A Tree Bookstore

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.