Monthly Archives: October 2018


Oct

30

2018
FāTH

FāTH

On Saturday it happened again. I was sailing across the bay in front of Playa Contreband when I picked up the phone to switch the streaming radio station blasting beach music from the portable speaker hanging from the boom. And there in my Apple News feed, another mass shooting. This time in Pittsburgh. This time a Synagogue. 11 dead. Some were Holocaust survivors….Apparently the deranged...

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Oct

20

2018
Tonight’s the night?

Tonight’s the night?

It is a gorgeous Saturday morning on the edge of the Sea of Cortez. In the rising tide, I see swirling clouds of bait fish and the occasional pelican dive-bombing the dark masses in the hope of a fresh sushi breakfast. Beyond the shallows, the low sun has created a glistening effect on the light chop occasionally pieced by the dark dorsal fins of large...

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Oct

18

2018
The Gunshy Generation

The Gunshy Generation

I’ve had different versions of the same conversation with 3 of my current and former colleagues in the last few days.  It basically goes like this: “Jonathan, I don’t like my job. I need a change. I want to move. I need something different in my life.”  “So do it…” “I can’t. I’ve only got one income. I have responsibilities. This is a bad economy....

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Oct

16

2018
The Rage Monster

The Rage Monster

Is Alive and Well today…. It has been a hell of a week and it is only Tuesday. I supposed it started early Friday morning with the remnants of Tropical Storm Sergio dumping over 5 inches of rain in less than an hour on our sleepy Mexican beach town. I woke up at 5 am to the sound of water running and I’d assumed Sheryl...

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Oct

04

2018
Building a Better Boat Day 11: Taking Stock

Building a Better Boat Day 11: Taking Stock

I am sitting in the salon of Downwind Dogs on a gray and humid Puerto Rico morning. I’ve finally adjusted to the east coast time zone. I’ve been surprised at how difficult it has been to do so on this visit. Normally it’s not an issue–I stay up late the first night and wake up on schedule the next day.  This trip, however, I’ve been staying...

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