Quick Note

Quick Note

I’ve turned off comments on this site because the spambots are just overwhelming. Upwards of 25 bullshit comments in an hour, all of them from the same handful of Russian IP addresses. I mark them as spam but it does no good (thanks, WordPress). And I don’t feel like paying for a spam blocker plug-in. But I do want to hear your thoughts and feedback so please email me directly. You can find my email address here on the site….

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Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sailor

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sailor

Jill and I were the graveyard watch the first night out of St. Maarten bound for Bermuda in 2013. We were crewing for my two Dutch friends, Boogie and Marlies, aboard the 70-something-foot luxury yacht the two pro sailors were running for a couple of rich Euros. I had first crewed for Boogie and Marlies in May 2010, also leaving from St. Maarten, that time bound for Newport, Rhode Island. And I crewed for them all summer long in 2011…

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Cadillac Man…On a Boat

Cadillac Man…On a Boat

As I think I’ve mentioned before, I spent the winter of 2018-2019 living aboard in Annapolis and working for a yacht brokerage. The winter was pretty benign, which was nice, and the job was good and bad. The good: getting the company’s new website up and closer to where the owners want it (and getting paid for doing so). The bad: Not having a steady income or benefits because it was all 1099 work. Beyond that, it’s been fun and…

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