Sunset

 “Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies” Paulo Coelho Eric ponders his first sail on SeaSea.     It has been a year since my first time traveling to St. Thomas. Over time, even as short as a year, you sometimes have to fight with your memory to retain specific details, like time, places, those you wereContinue reading “Sunset”

I’m Not a Fisherman

 “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of something that is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope,” John Bucha I’m not a fisherman, but I have fish stories. My uncle Charles took me on my first fishing trip. I was four, armed with a bamboo pole, and hadContinue reading “I’m Not a Fisherman”

Coral People

“You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day. Unless you’re too busy, then you should sit for an hour.” Zen saying People have been stacking rocks forever for lots of reasons. Sometimes the piles are directional indicators other times, they are markers of a boundary or even warning signs. Often the stacks areContinue reading “Coral People”

Setting Sail (For First Timers)

A great man is the man who does something for the first time. Alexander Smith It’s easy to have more than a few expectations about your charter when you first arrive at its dock.  For a first-timer, the call of the sea can be daunting as you watch it bob your vessel and wonder howContinue reading “Setting Sail (For First Timers)”

Saint John Pumpkins

If you’re ever wondering what to wear, just dress like a pumpkin, you’re good to go. Devendra Banhart I’m about to let you in on a bit of a secret. There are pumpkins all over the Caribbean. They hide in plain view, typically on higher ground or a drier microclimate. Botanists who are in onContinue reading “Saint John Pumpkins”

How Wet Can You Get?

Do you know the phrase, ‘The word ‘water’ will not wet you?’ It’s one thing to write down an idea and another thing entirely to execute it. Alejandro gonzalez inarritu Too much screen time lately? YouTube, TV, movies, or don’t say it, video games. All are perhaps redeemable pastimes if they endeavor to spawn ideasContinue reading “How Wet Can You Get?”

Good Morning

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. William Arthur Ward The same old same old … There is comfort in monotony. You’ve been there and done that. The days merge together. It’s easy and because each day is the same and because the routine has already been sorted there isContinue reading “Good Morning”

Coming About

In the waves of change we find our true direction It has  been exactly  a  year, to the  day, since   we  returned  from the  islands and  our  giant  pair of  skis  to the   craziness of the   corona  virus  world.  I  only managed  to  get the little  skis  out on the snow once this  seasonContinue reading “Coming About”