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Book Rec: Harbors by Donald Quist

This is the first installment in a series of posts where I recommend books that are fantastically written. Coming the day after yet another officer was acquitted in yet another shooting of a black man, this discussion seems particularly poignant….
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The Clipper Ship Era: An Epitome of Famous American and British Clipper Ships, Their Owners, Builders, Commanders, and Crews, 1843-1869

Hey folks, this is another review in my series on the Tea Clipper Races. This one gets a bit into the weeds (both the review and the book itself), but hopefully you can find something useful here. For someone new…
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Some Thoughts on Garrison Keillor’s Final Show

  I sit in a 24 hour diner as I write this. It’s 2am, and this place is packed to the gullet with pre-drunks, post-drunks, rascally high schoolers, moony couples, and first shift insomniacs—a regular cross-section of America. A few hours…
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31+ Reasons Not To Vote For Trump

I don’t write political pieces. I’m not a terribly active politically. I leave it to others to wrangle and yell and hash out their relationship with the half of the country that disagrees with them. I am registered as an…
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Films For Creative Types

Artists often work alone. While isolation naturally draws introverted personalities into the richness of their inner life, it can also leave creatives feeling confused about their progress and place in the world. Is all this a waste of time? Who…
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Movie Review: In the Heart of the Sea [Part 2]

I’m a fan of nautical stories (Read: The Famous Tea Clipper Races), particularly those based in the 1800s, I also am a big fan of the National Book Award winning tome this movie was based on (Read: My Book Review)….
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