Archive for 2005

The Rhythm

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Turkey Creek Community Gulfport, Mississippi Saturday, September 24, 2005   The sky in the east begins to lighten. The rhythm begins.   I slip out of bed, make my way to the front of the trailer, slip on my shoes and step outside. Still groggy, the early morning warmth and humidity wash ...

Force 8

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

December 20, 2005   The Bight Bay Norman Island a.k.a. “ Treasure Island” British Virgin Islands   “What?” I yelled. Steph’s words were garbled and I had a hard time hearing her over the shrieking wind through the rigging and the crashing, rapidly building waves. Asking “what?” also bought me a little time. I could tell ...

Down at Del Mar

Monday, August 29th, 2005

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The Review Board

Friday, July 15th, 2005

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Cetacea Incognita

Monday, June 20th, 2005

We were approaching the area where the North Atlantic ocean floor rises up to meet the continental shelf, just South of the Grand Banks, which are even shallower. The geography of the sea floor and the meeting of the Labrador Current and the remnants of the Gulf Stream create an upwelling ...

The Points of the Compass

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

The sailboat’s compass glowed red in the 3 AM darkness. Quetzal, a late ‘80s Kaufman & Ladd 47 foot monohull, purpose built for the Bermuda race she had won, sliced through the North Atlantic almost silently. The cloudy skies blotted out the blanket of stars in the moonless sky, but their ...

The Old Tent

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

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Modern Girls Basketball

Friday, January 7th, 2005

My father in law coaches girl’s basketball. He’s done it ever since he started teaching after he retired from the Marines over 20 years ago. He tried to sit out a season a few years back, but took the next assistant job offered to him during that year. He said he was ...