A Real Estate

Featuring exquisite harbor views, this modest fixer-upper will be no mere dalliance for the person who wants a serious venue to entertain in style.

A Dogs Work

This picture is of Sam. Unlike her imperial majesty Xenia, Sam works for a living. He is pretty proud that he still handles the herding duties in the household with aplomb and dignity at fifteen years of age.

Lines

There is a closed group on a social media platform to which I'm pleased to belong. Many of the members are older than I and almost all more experienced in things maritime and nautical than I could ever pretend to be.

Seasick

Temporarily homeless, the Jones' boat was the best I could do. Spinney had promised to shift me to something more suitable ASAP. But for now, I was "boat sitting" for the Jones family, and they had allocated the dusty forward berth for the sitter.

Herbs

In graduate school, my focus was on maritime communities. For anyone who has read more than one or two posts in this blog, that's no surprise.

Widget

Miss Piggy, our OR supervisor, would tell you in strong terms that it was her job to run an OR, not to cater to a technician's foibles.

Dummies

It was reported elsewhere on the internet today that this was National Merry-Go-Round Day. How appropriate.

Utility

workers spend money on foolish things every year. Why? We see it on the web in a video or the catalog and realize that it is the solution to a problem we do not have. So out flashes the credit card, and next week we are looking for storage space for the new item.

Cool

"Don't rain on my parade!" The young woman who whispered this to me did so as I pointed out that the exact idiom used in 1965 had been just "cool," not "like cool."