ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Dr. Stanley Paris is a living essay on carpe diem.
On Saturday, the 76-year-old will set sail from St. Augustine bound for a trip around the planet.
And he's going to do it all alone.
"The bucket list is too long, I have to shorten it down," he said.
Paris, the founder and chancellor of University of St. Augustine, has competed in Ironman events, and swam the English Channel twice.
He sits on the deck of the Kiwi Spirit, his 63-feet, 8-inch sailing vessel, very relaxed, chatting calmly.
You'd think he was deciding whether to take his boat out for a cruise around St. Augustine harbor, or staying tied up to his dock to enjoy the view he has of downtown.
Considering he's about to embark on something that's never been done before, you may wonder if he's just acting that way.