The Implications of Redefining “Waters of the United States” – New Essay in Encore Magazine

Water -- and I can't believe I have to keep saying this -- is important. Fifty years ago, we passed legislation to protect our most precious natural resource: the Clean Water Act. However, recent action by the EPA under the Trump administration threatens to undo many of the protections the CWA currently affords. By the … Continue reading The Implications of Redefining “Waters of the United States” – New Essay in Encore Magazine

Two New Essays (and a short meditation) on Design

Earlier this year I was assigned two topics, both on the subject of local designers and builders (Michael Swart of Swart Amplifiers and Mark Bayne of the CFCC Boatbuilding Program), to research and report on for the March issue of Salt Magazine. I delved into the project with my usual verbose vigor and submitted two … Continue reading Two New Essays (and a short meditation) on Design

Here’s to the Land of the Longleaf Pine

Read the new essay HERE: http://www.encorepub.com/35848-2/ Friends, Today I discovered that the best way to ring in a New Year is to see one's name on the cover of encore magazine. My favorite independent weekly publication printed an essay I wrote in a fit of passion at the end of last year, in which I respond … Continue reading Here’s to the Land of the Longleaf Pine

Going Aloft, Chapter 13

So we've finally made it. We've crossed an ocean, and now we're in foreign territory, far from where we began. Dorothy, we're not in Kansas anymore. Our paradigm has shifted. Now we must learn a city. Now we must start a business. Now we must work and improve the boat as best as we can, … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 13