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the starry night

my favorite comic as a kid (and still today, honestly) was Calvin and Hobbes. I don’t think was an original sketch, but it still brings back memories of curling up by the wood burning stove in the living room with a stack of Calvin and Hobbes books to get lost in for an afternoon. 

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photo challenge: local

here is my contribution for (last week’s) photo challenge “local“.

this week, share what “local” means to you, and show us where your heart is.

this view greets you at the start of our driveway to our new home. beautiful fall colors.  a warm welcome embrace.

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the photo was from a couple years ago, but right about this time of year it is starting to look just like that again.

welcome home.

it ain’t no spring chicken

it has been a busy spring and early summer, but alas no sailing (yet).  we’ve moved into the new house (not totally unpacked and settled yet), and the old house has sold, pending the usual inspection/appraisal/closing stuff.  moving out into the country has given us an opportunity to see a lot more wildlife up close and personal – this guy came strolling up the driveway yesterday afternoon.  might just make for a nice Thanksgiving dinner in a few months!

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a special Christmas gift

my 11-yr old son was very creative this year, hand making a gift for each of his brothers and his mom and dad. 

his gift to me was a 2-page handwritten letter, telling me why I’m his hero. 

  
I was/am just a bit speechless. 

sailors in your mouth – happy thanksgiving

hope you have a blessed day of Thanksgiving with delicious foods and fellowship with friends and family.

enjoy this, um…. strange song, performed by The National, for the TV show “Bob’s Burgers.

What’s that sound
It’s the gravy boat comin’ around
It’s not a Navy boat, it’s the gravy boat
Filled with bravery, savory sailor folk stuff
And sailors disembark
Fill our plates
Fill our hearts
Fill our hearts

drifting in a Minifish

I was skimming through some of my GoPro videos from our vacation last summer at Camp Arcadia on Lake Michigan, and I took a quick screenshot of T2 drifting along in the Minifish on a very calm day out on Lake Michigan.

t2 drift minifish

it was an awesome day – sailing with my boys, but with them sailing solo in the Minifish while I was alone or with one of them in the Sunfish.  after a bit, the boys switched places, and Noah got his turn drifting along in the Minifish.

noah minifish

not the greatest amount of wind, but still a beautiful day to mess about on the Great Lakes.

today’s tunes: Avett Brothers

this song, despite a strange title of “Murder in the City”, has a couple of my favorite song lyrics:

A tear fell from my father’s eye
I wondered what my dad would say
He said, “I love you and I’m proud of you both,
In so many different ways”

and:

Always remember there was nothing worth sharing
Like the love that let us share our name
Always remember there was nothing worth sharing
Like the love that let us share our name


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