A Brief Survival Guide to Being Lost at Sea

March 18, 2006  Saturday Dear Carlson Family, far away– I was asked by Marley and her family tonight, as they visit her (she has just returned from Italy) about what life is like in the Navy.  More specifically, what it must be like to be out here amid the waves for so long?   I…

Something About Going Out – Meeting My Doppelganger

January 31, 2005  Monday This is something about going out, the slow drawing away from the pier and the other moored ships, the water between us steadily expanding.  Something is missing, to be sure- the heavy thud of canvas dropping from far above to be filled with a life-giving gale.  Yet in a profession when…