Chickens in Pants

June 23, 2006  Friday Marley– We are not the most news-making vessel to ever leak along, in elongated Mediterranean circles, so I must redefine the term.  Below is a collection of odds and ends that I have been collecting this week for you, like the careful rationing of flour to finally create the smallest of edible…

Musings, Small Yet Bright, Like the Stars Above

  “Holding Steady” May 23, 2006  Tuesday In the middle of the Atlantic.  I once wondered what it would be like to surrounded by water only, and here I am.  I am beginning to read the many books I found in Portsmouth, beginning with O Pioneers! by Willa Cather.  Spirits holding steady. “To New Things”…

A Succession of Thoughts Before the Waves

“For Good” May 15, 2006  Monday My last night before leaving.  It’s also a duty night, so I am on the ship for good, not to touch American land until November.  Not that it matters at this late point.  If it is not packed away by now it isn’t coming with me, but there is…

Mostly Waiting

February 25, 2006  Friday Today was spent mostly waiting, doing an odd job, then waiting some more, trying not to look at the clock yet wanting it to suddenly get to whatever point it took until they relented and let them free.  Having duty today, I was not stressed by this, because my time will…