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White Guilt Part 3: Gift of the Ramapough

notes on a future post/place holder With heartfelt thanks to Allan Goldhammer, Paul Tobin, and Chief Vincent Mann October 15, 2021 [ this...

Manzanita Goes Home: Norway, Summer 1983

The further adventures of Manzanita and Crew INTRODUCTION: Rounding Lindesnes The day we sailed around Lindesnes, the cape on the...

Expats Redux: Winter in Puerto Andratx 1983

Dave getting ashore from "Sea Gull", Andratx harbor. The cat is not pleased. Foreword, 1992, Ulster County, NY: I remember that the sea...

Travels With Manza 2: Costa del Sol

Foreword Summer 1982. The title Dave suggested for an account of our travels, "Rowing Against the Wind" was meant to be ironic. Not...

Travels With Manza 1

July 1981 Letter to Gini: David and I are still traveling around together. We recently spent most of our money buying a boat. But it's...

Keeping Christmas

[Warning: this message is unabashedly pro-Christmas, in a Pagan sort of way.] Growing up in an informally Secular Humanist but culturally...

Boat Bums of the Caribbean: Winter, 1981

Jan. 13 Letter home: Dear Dad- This is another quick "I survived" message to let you know that David and I are safe on shore in St....

The Sea Beast

July 5, 1978. Prince William Sound, Alaska. Travelling by kayak. "Four killer whales intrigued and terrified us at Point Nowell- so close...

WHEN IT'S POT PICKIN' TIME IN HUMBOLDT

[An episode from “The Wonderbread Kids Play Cowboy”. Our protagonists, teenaged lovers “Jenny” and “Bruce”, are sharecropping on a...

No Blood

[This chapter of my life took place in the fall of 1979. I had been crewing on the environmental educational sailboat “Clearwater”,...

ONE WET FOOT: FRANCE TO NORWAY

Hitchhiking Through Europe with a Half Ton Lifeboat Introduction (from a letter home): When I last scribbled you that card, we had found...

TRAVELS WITH BERNIE

A Memoir of Hope, Forlorn and Otherwise Jan. 2016 I had really planned to go to Albany that weekend. A prepaid musical weekend with old...

BRICK COLLECTING: An Odd Hobby

[This article appeared on a website called "Brick Collector", whose creators had obtained it I know not how. Actually they had no doubt...

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