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Classics, Plastic, and Boats that Endure…

C.E. Grundler The other night, my other half and I ventured onto the interwebs in an exhaustive Google search for exhaust configuration inspiration. Annabel Lee’s heavy old cast iron arrangement left something to be desired, and as the engine room … Continue reading

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Beach Day

Today is a beach day. Not a writing day, not a work day, not even a boating day. Just the beach. From my angled-back canvas chair I watch parades of boats crossing the edge of Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island … Continue reading

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Boat fever

by Christine Kling We packed up our bags and left LEARNATIVITY on a mooring in Majuro on February 21st, and while I thought I would be returning, but it was by no means a sure thing, so I didn’t leave … Continue reading

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C.E. Grundler The other night, as I wrestled with the complexities of my storyline, spread across Scrivener in a chaos of color-coded files, the parallels of writing a novel and restoring a boat came to mind yet again. That, and … Continue reading

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The right tool for the right job…

C.E. Grundler If there’s one thing my recent computer headaches have taught me, it’s you should always use the right tool for the right job. A tool that may have been ideal a few years ago may no longer cut … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Newport

A while back I learned that inclement weather provides the best time for viewing real estate – if you think the house looks nice on a damp gloomy day, you’ll love it when sunny skies appear. The same applies to … Continue reading

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How Do You Write A Book?

C.E. Grundler It’s official. Annabel Lee is starting to come together, or at least not scaring people away. Fellow boat yard dwellers are approaching in greater numbers as I lay down fiberglass, four feet at a time, and sculpt the … Continue reading

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Back on track – kind of . . .

I’ve been neglectful for the past few months on meeting my posting deadline. At least I’m consistent when it comes to meeting deadlines. My research trip to Ireland, the inaugural Mystery Writers Key West Fest (I am one of founders … Continue reading

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959 .rtf Files on the wall…

C.E. Grundler 959  .rtf Files on the wall. Take one down, pass it around, 958  .rtf Files on the wall. Ever play ’Fifty Two Pickup’? It’s a game older children love to play with their younger siblings, though it’s not … Continue reading

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Weather Forecasts and Other Lies

by John Urban Way back when, before the advent of super computers and data analytics, a three day weather forecast was pretty much guesswork. Thanks to the vast technology introduced by the Information Age, that’s no longer the case – … Continue reading

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