AN OLD SALT'S DITTY BAG

The Life and times of John Spencer



At age 87 I decided share me life, the good, the bad and the ugly.
The following is dumped out of a 87 year old ditty bag of experiences, opinions, and general mental garbage.


The pile of junk that fell out of this old sailor's ditty bag was so screwed up that I put it into piles. Please feel free to dig through these to unearth whatever treasures (if any) that are buried within .. I hereby disclaim any responsibility for what follows ...


  • The Early Years YOUTH .. Life and times in the 1930's and 1940's in San Francisco
  • Coming of Age MANHOOD .. The Korean War and growing up too fast.
  • The 'Golden' Years MIDLIFE .. Working in the rocket and space programs.
  • The 'Change of Life' CRISIS .. Leaving the 'good life' for the challenge of the sea.
  • Sea Stories ODJ..Yarns about blue water sailing across Pacific in a 30 foot sailboat.
  • Hanging it up RETIRED .. Back to work, retirement and life in Baja Mexico.
  • Bird Carving CARVING .. A bare-assed commercial pitch for carving commissions.
  • Moral Lecture PASSION .. Essay on man's inhumanity to man. The 'true believer'.

Assuming that you've wasted enough time here, you can drop me a note at john@bajajohn.com