“Vessels of Transformation,” A new publication on Medium


Medium lets me create a series of distinct publications cohesively linked to each other. It lets me tease out different currents that have arisen across various sites: Boats for difficult times, Horizons of Significance, and Fine Lines. Take a look at Vessels of Transformation. Join me there! And if you find anything worth reading please … Continue reading “Vessels of Transformation,” A new publication on Medium

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“Boats for difficult times” on Medium


I'd like to encourage you to take a look at a new venue for this publication on Medium: I've posted a new essay, Sailing On. I'm experimenting with whether Medium can provide a more cohesive and still flexible platform for my various interests. This WordPress sites will continue to act as an archive. Take a … Continue reading “Boats for difficult times” on Medium

Yearning for a purpose


When I wrote Designer & Client this is what I saw: So much of what we do is… required of us.… …no one is forcing us to have a pleasure boat. No practical purpose is fulfilled by owning one… A boat is an opportunity to create a dream and act on it. Most such dreams … Continue reading Yearning for a purpose

Finding Passage


Where do we start? Where we are is broken. Lies in tatters. Corrupt. We're mired in toxic imitations of vitality. So many things are broken. Things we've forgotten what they were for. We are broken. Caught between our past and our loss of connection. Stuck in the ways we learned how to behave. Traumas endured … Continue reading Finding Passage

Schooner Boat: deeper, fuller hull


This design has reached its next iteration. The major changes are a deeper draft, 4' - 9", and a more burdensome hull. When you move away from the assumptions behind a boat meant only to carry its crew and be made from petroleum and prioritize speed to windward the hull forms of the Nineteenth century … Continue reading Schooner Boat: deeper, fuller hull

Craft Untethered


The last post broached the subject of the complicity of our boating heritage. It shouldn't come as much of a shock, but it does. This disillusion strikes close to home. It resides in the silence of guilt and taboo, where our discomfort is unmoored from its cause – deemed too painful, intractable to any possibility … Continue reading Craft Untethered