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What You Can Expect

What You Can Expect

An Invitation and a Caveat After reading this (and please feel free to comment) if this kind of stuff isn’t your cup of tea, let’s part company as friends. If, however, this strikes a chord, stay awhile and let’s see what develops. When I was ten I wanted to be an archaeologist. I’m not sure if it was the idea of climbing through ancient ruins or the thought of making a world-shaking discovery that became my carrot; whichever it was,…

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Cristina Oliver – Sharing Beautiful Writing

Cristina Oliver – Sharing Beautiful Writing

Thank you to Cristina Oliver for sharing her thoughts about beautiful writing: Writing that brings heaven into the room,like a soft breeze ruffling lace curtains. Like the smell of the ocean on a warm summer day…………writing that send us into the best of ourselves answering all our hopes and dreams…………. Image courtesy Smabs Sputzer

Going Whaling – Practicing the Craft

Going Whaling – Practicing the Craft

Three paragraphs of a piece on the 19th century whaling trade. “So be cheery, my lads, let your hearts never fail, While the bold harpooner is striking the whale.” old Nantucket song George Dodge was born with saltwater in his veins. Growing up in Salem, Massachusetts, this son of the sea wandered the wharves, captivated by seamen’s tales of faraway lands. In 1831, he left home and headed for Nantucket, center of the New England whaling trade. On his arrival,…

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