Beautiful Swimmer

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It was happening again, wonderfully. The Transition. The Moment Of The Crossing Over.  From One World Into Another. Traversing the spiritual bridge between land and sea is bewitching, is familiar and comfortable yet also new and exciting… so powerful. Man o Man what a home wrecker is the sea (an incredible blonde with dreamy eyes […]

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Sailboat for Sale

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Not mine but worthy of spreading the word. 1996 Custom Gaff Rigged Sloop $39000 Isles Of Palms, SC William Hand design, adapted and built by Mark Bayne (builder of Spirit of South Carolina) Construction is 1 1/4″ Juniper strip planking with 2 layers of fir veneer, covered with two layers of 10 oz. cloth in […]

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What Harley Riders Mean

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A friend/co-worker from long ago sent a message via LinkedIn asking “Whattaya up to now?” I tried explaining that, yes, I’m still a marketing consultant but have expanded from general marketing communications to also offer specialized work in strategic brand positioning (targeting, competitive analysis, value propositions and so on). And that I was still into […]

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The blackberry trellis (Voila!)

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We have lots of blackberries growing wild on Pineapple Hill along the bottom pasture fence line and in a thicket concealing the ravine out by the road in front of our house. The ones along the pasture don’t get very big but are easy to pick. The ones in the thicket get plump as thumbs […]

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On Wine.

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I’m not a wine connoisseur but I think its fun to stand at the tasting counter listening my fellow tasters describe wines as “nutty”, or “vanilla-y” or “crisp with hints of chocolate or walnut.” When it’s my turn, I’ll say something like “Oreo cookie dunked in apple juice followed by a shot of peach schnapps” […]

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First Post

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My life hasn’t always been pretty but, lucky for me, has been filled with pretty things:  beaches, boats, girlfriends, wives, children, perfect waves, amazing storms, cocktails with tiny umbrellas in them, words written by thoughtful people with incredible hearts and minds. I like so many things of the world but find it hard to fit […]

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