Ask Cap’n Greg

May 6, 2021 by Ask Cap'n Greg

Cap’n Greg is going to take a departu

Cap’n Greg is going to take a departure from the Q&A format to ramble on about some other stuff. Listen up, Pilgrims.

Some years ago a guy named Bobby McFerrin released an album called “Simple Pleasures” with the smash hit song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Although it became an ear worm that was almost impossible to get out of my head, the song’s message was very clear: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Enjoy family and friends and fun places and good food and drink. If you have that attitude, things like working and paying rent – important things, for sure – will take care of themselves.

That said, in this hyper-connected world, it’s a good idea to get disconnected every now and then. Don’t check tweets or texts or email or Instagram or YouTube or Facebook for a few days. Believe me, the world isn’t going to stop spinning if you decide to tune out for a while. True friends won’t unfriend you. Today’s news is the same as tomorrow’s. And 99.99% of the planet won’t even know – or care – that you are off the grid.

Sure, keep that iPhone in your pocket or purse for snaps and selfies, but incoming calls can wait for another day.

For decades, my favorite place to escape the crazy pull of a society gone bonkers is Rocky Point. Pleasures offered by the sea, sand and sun, and the welcoming Mexican culture, can’t be much simpler. Cap’n Greg invites you to join like-minded folks in this special place that is so close to home, yet so far away from the pressure cooker that life can sometimes seem like. I’ll say it again: Don’t worry. Be happy.

re from the Q&A format to ramble on about some other stuff. Listen up, Pilgrims.

Some years ago a guy named Bobby McFerrin released an album called “Simple Pleasures” with the smash hit song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Although it became an ear worm that was almost impossible to get out of my head, the song’s message was very clear: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Enjoy family and friends and fun places and good food and drink. If you have that attitude, things like working and paying rent – important things, for sure – will take care of themselves.

That said, in this hyper-connected world, it’s a good idea to get disconnected every now and then. Don’t check tweets or texts or email or Instagram or YouTube or Facebook for a few days. Believe me, the world isn’t going to stop spinning if you decide to tune out for a while. True friends won’t unfriend you. Today’s news is the same as tomorrow’s. And 99.99% of the planet won’t even know – or care – that you are off the grid.

Sure, keep that iPhone in your pocket or purse for snaps and selfies, but incoming calls can wait for another day.

For decades, my favorite place to escape the crazy pull of a society gone bonkers is Rocky Point. Pleasures offered by the sea, sand and sun, and the welcoming Mexican culture, can’t be much simpler. Cap’n Greg invites you to join like-minded folks in this special place that is so close to home, yet so far away from the pressure cooker that life can sometimes seem like. I’ll say it again: Don’t worry. Be happy.

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