" By the deep six" was the original leadsman call with the sounding line.
Forbidden fruit has a reputation.
By the third time, we'd marched around the common and past the little elephant on a model of the world we knew we weren't in Massachusetts anymore.
Most of the ship's figureheads that have come down to us are anonymous.
As a folksinger, I had to perform some odd gigs. At the coffeehouses, you knew what to expect at two in the morning from the drunks.
Most evenings, the habitues of the Folkie Palace made a noisy march down Grove St. to the Harvard Gardens.
I love to watch the inexperienced motor out of the river mouth and into the ocean.
The origin of the boot stripe is lost in time but probably dates back to some Viking bosun who needed to find an occupation for the crew between raiding sessions, cow tipping, and drinking. It's a picky job
This city boy became acquainted with working in the woods while living in coastal Maine. Specifically with cutting wood for the woodstove in my in-law's living room. I had been a Boy Scout, so I was familiar with saw and hatchet. But gathering wood for a scouts campfire or cookout was the limit of my exposure.
A funny thing happens as you develop a collection of books on your interests: your browsing habits change, and you begin looking to fill holes in your collection.