Author Archives: C.E. Grundler

It’s all coming back to me now…

C.E. Grundler …In bits and pieces, I mean. A little while back my father mentioned that he’d come across my old sailing dinghy, or at least what was left of it. It wasn’t pretty, he admitted. The boat was history. … Continue reading

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Hulls, Horses, and Kamikazes…

C.E. Grundler After spending a lifetime on and around boats, I’m often fascinated by new-to-boating buyers and their choices of vessels. On one hand, I understand not everyone on the water started there, and over the years I’ve met many … Continue reading

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Getting my bearings…

C.E. Grundler Dead reckoning is defined as the process of calculating one’s current position by using a previously determined position, or fix, and advancing that position based upon known or estimated speeds over elapsed time and course. Or, more simply … Continue reading

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So what do you do…

C.E. Grundler … when your writing hits a dead-end? When you have nothing to write. Well, technically not nothing. I’ve got plenty to write, and I’ve been doing just that, at all hours of the day and well into the … Continue reading

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The Magic Writing Button…

C.E. Grundler I have a magic button on my computer. I’m serious. Push it, and ideas flow. It’s that simple. One little tap, and my daily word count climbs. What is this button? It’s the anti-distraction button, my ‘Walden’ button, … Continue reading

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This is not my computer…

C.E. Grundler At least, the one I’m posting from at this moment isn’t. My computer is sitting right here, humming happily away, but apparently it doesn’t want to talk to the rest of the world today. I can certainly relate … Continue reading

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Retreat!

C.E. Grundler Even if I try to avoid the news and ignore the constant talk about the weather, unless I lock myself inside for what seems the foreseeable future, there’s no escaping the bitter cold. One step outside, and there … Continue reading

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Meltdown!

At last! I’m sitting with the sun on my back, streaming through the window behind me, and for the first time in a long time, I’m actually truly WARM. I’ve always believed in the ‘put a sweater on’ method, rather … Continue reading

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Brochures for the abnormal boat buyer…

The other day I was looking at some new boat brochures. No, don’t panic! Don’t think that I’m even considering letting go of my beloved Annabel Lee for something sleek, glossy, and modern. That’s just not happening, especially now that … Continue reading

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Yet again…

It has snowed. A lot. The above photo was taken sometime after breakfast this morning. Rex seems to be enjoying this winter, and if I had a coat like his I’m sure I wouldn’t mind half as much. My other … Continue reading

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