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  • Raven

    Song of the Wind

    Twelve years. That’s how may times we’ve repeated the spring ritual of launching our beloved Raven. Unlike the early years when our launch was guaranteed to bring snow, our May 6th “splash” took place under clear blue skies with a 15 knot north wind on …

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  • The old Frye barn

    The Fullness of Summer

    Snowflakes are dancing on a sharp autumn wind as I type these words. I probably should be writing of winter’s approach, but my thoughts are lingering in the fullness of the summer months recently passed. It’s been four months since my last entry in this …

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  • Raven

    Raven

    Friday marked the ninth time that my beloved Raven has splashed down under my watch. I think back to the day when I first put her in the slings at the marina where I’d purchased her on Long Island Sound and realize that the intervening …

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  • 130302 KRose 155

    Shipping off to Boston

    For the past twelve years, I’ve been making the early March trip to Windmill Point, at the southern entrance to Boston Harbor. Few have heard of pilot gig racing, let alone the Snow Row, but its loyal band of participants enthusiastically gather on a small …

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  • Resilience

    Resilience

    There is a word that has frequented my thoughts more often in recent years. Resilience: an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Resiliency is a fundamental quality that we all possess in varying amounts. I don’t know if I’d qualify …

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