Monthly Archives: July 2014

Minna Jima

“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.” So, I do not have any quarrels, except maybe with the toubib who told me that there was nothing wrong with my knee as I hobbled around for 6 weeks. Forgiveness and redemption. … Continue reading

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I Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

So for a month or so I have had a very swollen knee that has given pain and necessitated frequent visits to a long queuing clinic for draining. See: https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/crystal/ The very nice doctor there refused to believe that I had … Continue reading

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How Many More?

I wake up on this Tuesday morning and, Lo!  it is the most beautiful day in the history of recorded time. So, how many more days like this will I live through? How many days like this; with gentle offshore … Continue reading

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There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

Sailing Dileas in and out of my bay depends a lot on the state of the tide. At low tide the reef creates a fortress of coral around my home mooring. There is however one deep water channel that allows … Continue reading

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Afterwards

“It’s now the storm is over and we are safe on shore We’ll drink a toast to the Holy Ground and the girls that we adore. We’ll drink strong ale and porter and we’ll make the taproom roar, And when … Continue reading

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Neoguri

Well, there has been a lot said about this typhoon. Brig. Gen. James B. Hecker, the 18th Wing commander, declared Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 3, or TCCOR 3, and base personnel began evacuating their aircraft July 6, in preparation … Continue reading

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Hark, Now Hear the Sailors Cry, Smell the Sea, and Feel the Sky, Let your Soul & Spirit Fly, into the Mystic.

I am up early and prepare for the voyage. I put on sunscreen, put on my hat, put water beer, suchi, onigiri into the icebox and clamber into Dileas.  I both forgot my camera and to bring sunscreen. Turquoise lagoon, deep … Continue reading

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