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Strong Winds, Towel Blankets and Adult Jenga

I had a secret agenda for the mini delivery of the Karen Marie from Jamestown to Essex; the plan was to bring my brother along both for the extra pair of hands and to plant the boat ownership seed into his subconscious. 689 more words

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Special Send-Off

Narragansett Bay was exploding with activity. The sound of blaring horns and the Star Spangled Banner provided the soundtrack to which hundreds of boats of all shapes and sizes crisscrossed one another at high speeds. 402 more words

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Brighter Days Ahead

Spring commissioning is in full swing aboard the Karen Marie these days. The boom cover is getting stitched up, spare parts are on order and cluttered cabinets are starting to see some semblance of organization. 509 more words

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Back to Boating

An orbital sander whirled, a pile of shrink wrap sat neatly beside the dumpster, and extension cords crisscrossed the yard. After a painfully long winter, these are welcome signs of spring, and the telltale signs that another boating season is bearing down upon us. 397 more words

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8PM GMT - Libertarian Question Time

Hello all! At 8pm GMT this evening (for 30 minutes) I’ll be hosting the Libertarian Alliance’s version of Question Time.

To watch it live via YouTube.  17 more words

Sean Gabb

Recordings: Maria João Pires

What a joy it is to listen to Maria João Pires!

At 70, the Portuguese pianist seems to have decided to take a new turn in her career by leaving her long-time recording company, Deutsche Grammophon, and signing on to the much smaller but very active Onyx, and by recently… 406 more words

Classical Music

A Difficult Good-bye

When one journey ends, it’s natural to take a look back at how it began. And that can now be said about my time in Newport, RI and with Yachting magazine. 542 more words

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