Fight Song and other inspiring things

Links, Love, and Lore Favorite Quote This Month “One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight …

Tahiti Iti

We had been looking for an offshore cruising sailboat for awhile when we discovered one for sale in Tahiti. It had a great layout and seemed like the perfect boat for our family. Both kids would have their own stateroom and it satisfied other technical requirements we desired including a center cockpit. …

Links, love and lore

Favorite quote this month: “The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join …

childhood portraits

I haven’t taken straight forward, soul-baring portraits of my kids in soooo long, I can’t remember the last time I did it-maybe a year ago. It’s such a bone of contention between us. Merrik is very uncomfortable in front of the camera. He is self-conscious and feels like everyone is …

Know that feeling

Do you know that feeling? The one where you have been dreaming about something almost your entire life-at least since you were 14-and then that dream becomes reality? Well, I do and it is amazing!! Thirty five years ago I had a dream to own a sailboat and sail it everywhere. Then just …

I left my heart in cherry cove

We’ve spent a lot of time as a family in Cherry Cove at the West End of Catalina-jumping off the boat, rowing the dinghy, snorkeling, kayaking, paddling, free-diving, hiking. Cherry is a little gem of a cove just out and around from Two Harbors. It’s our favorite spot along with …

What it’s all about

“There is nothing easy or lackadaisical or dropping out about going to sea. You are on guard, you’re tuned in, you’re living every second but that’s the difference-you never tune out.” I recently enjoyed watching Maidentrip which shows a bit about what it’s like to live a life at sea. There …