The Shroud Just Blew OUt!

It was 11:00 PM, and while Lia Ditton slept on “her side” of the catamaran, I had the watch.  Suddenly, the quiet was shattered by the […]

Get Outta That Rack!

Watch systems don’t need to be as abrupt as Marine Corps Drill Instructors would have you believe. But they do need forethought and structure  (published September […]


It’s a cry that is so alarming that it’s against the law to falsely scream that word in a movie theater. It’s no less alarming at […]

The Winds of Christmas

Technically the hurricane season is behind us. The reality is that while some of the devastation remains in some places, the weather will be idyllic in […]

Stay in Touch

“Stay in Touch!” It’s a common enough term, but one that takes on many places and is important to many people  (published November/December 2017)   As […]