Monthly Archives: June 2016

Wallace Stegner

While visiting at a hospital last year, one of the nurses saw the paperback book poking out of my coat pocket and asked if it was good.  I responded by characterizing the book as mental chewing gum, which served to … Continue reading

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Road trip

I’m a sucker for old VW campers.   I had mine for a decade.  Drove it to work every weekday.  Weekends and vacations, it became my adventuremobile.   I see them everywhere around here, people who still use them in … Continue reading

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Sea stories – Epilogue

Roger Angell* has written of the relationship between the wind, water, boat and the man at the helm, who “…sits at ease, his right hand on the windward coaming and his left on the tiller; his sneakered right leg is … Continue reading

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Sea stories – Shipwreck

(You are reminded, gentle reader, that the vessel in these tales is a small sailboat, the skipper and crew inexperienced, as is about to be embarrassingly evident.  “Sea stories” takes great license with that term but these are the only … Continue reading

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Sea stories – Storm

(Full disclosure: “Sea stories” is unvarnished pretense on the part of the author, hyperbolical.  But these are the only sea stories I have.  They’re mine and they’re mostly true.  Notwithstanding, I am reminded of the words on the rearview mirror … Continue reading

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