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Sailing With the Ancestors, Guided by Nature’s Compass
On Feb. 26, 2000, we departed Tahiti, bound for the big Island of Hawaii. As we sailed beyond the reef and into the deep ocean, the sea turned azure.
10:51 am, October 8, 2015
At each summer’s end, my mother would take care to throw the seed of every milkweed pod she passed.
10:35 am, October 8, 2015
On the Pacific Crest Trail, Present and Future Echo Deeply
On May 7 Ceili Brennan of East Chop and her friend began their quest to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from San Diego to British Columbia.
2:07 pm, October 1, 2015
Knowledge Is Garbage
After you left fifth grade did flax ever once cross your mind again?
2:03 pm, October 1, 2015
When and Where to Store the Boat
As brisk nights of fall have us closing windows and digging out sweaters, sailors begin thinking about hauling and storing the boat for the winter.
1:58 pm, October 1, 2015
Saving Logbooks from a Watery Grave
How do you go about fixing a whaling logbook damaged centuries ago by water? It sounds odd, but among the first things an expert might do is soak the...
2:08 pm, September 24, 2015
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Shedding Light on the Lunar Eclipse
Mark Alan Lovewell
If the weather is clear, Sunday night will open with a brilliant harvest full moon rising over Chappaquiddick. But then the moon will fade as...
1:17 pm, September 24, 2015
Ritual Is Path to Hold a Broken Heart
Nancy Slonim Aronie
Every year the days before and the days after Rosh Hashonnah and Yom Kippur I get very blue. Nostalgia (which literally means the pain of the past)...
1:02 pm, September 24, 2015
Seabirds in the Wake
Auden Conrad Neumann
There are seldom times I do not mourn the sea/And all the descending memories darkening below/The wheeling of seabirds in the wake is one/On 32 South...
12:58 pm, September 24, 2015
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