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Lessons Right On The Water

Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. Winds blowing from the south at 10 to 15 knots, blue skies from the tip of the Vineyard to Aquidneck Island. Seas at the edge of Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island Sound a modest 2 … Continue reading

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Pretty…

C.E. Grundler It’s not on the list of words used to describe my boat’s current condition, at least not until the other day. But I think I’m going to start a new list, for the new words I’m hearing. Such … Continue reading

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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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