Monthly Archives: July 2017


Jul

30

2017
Sailing Sundays 4–Bring me an old boat and a young boat….

Sailing Sundays 4–Bring me an old boat and a young boat….

When you get possessed by the sailing bug one of the first things you need to do is figure out how to get out on the water. Over the years I’ve owned several boats, all of which have been used. These have ranged from a car-toppable “Snark” sailing dinghy, to a 28 foot center console BVI bar cruising machine that burned so much fuel you...

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Jul

26

2017
No Solo Cups

No Solo Cups

I was hard at work yesterday (really!) prepping for several meetings and writing a requirements document for my customer when I heard a banging coming from the condo above. For the last several months, each of the balconies in our building has undergone a grind and re-paint of the deck railings. Ours was refinished about a month ago. “No Problem, mon,” I thought. The banging...

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Jul

21

2017
2 Cookies

2 Cookies

As I write this blog from my hotel room in Monrovia, CA I am reflecting on one of the most emotionally turbulent and travel intensive months I’ve had in a very long time. In the last 20 days, there has been ecstatic joy, profound sadness, unbridled excitement, deep longing, bone tired weariness, and wistful hopefulness. Since the first of the month, I have been to...

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Jul

14

2017
I’ve gone plaid

I’ve gone plaid

Spaceballs is one of the greatest movie spoofs ever made. The Millenials who read this blog probably haven’t seen it–except for my daughter. She’s a Mel Books expert. Towards the end of the movie President Scroob (Brooks), Colonel Sanderz, and Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) are chasing Lone Star (Bill Pullman), Barf (John Candy) and Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga). In order to catch “the fastest Winnebago...

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