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The Last Harvest

October 13, 2018 I was standing by my kitchen window preparing cachupa. (I had read about it in my research that day. Cachupa is the national dish of the Cape Verde Islands, a shipwreck island in my book.) The corn and beans simmered and the sausages sizzled and filled the house with a spicy aroma. […]

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October 6, 2018 My apologies for a blog that is as badly off time as a sea-going timepiece in the 1700’s. My day has not gone as planned, but here I am at last to tell you that I finally got my ride on a sailboat. And it was not just a sailboat, but a […]

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Good Neighbors

The mattress delivery guy was disgruntled before I ever answered the door. Recently, we bought a new mattress and an adjustable base. We couldn’t wait to have our old mattress removed, and the one installed. It was going to be delivered late morning, which meant Marnell would be at work, but I was confident there […]

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September 22, 2018–First Day of Fall Between running out of time, construction in the museum, and not being able to find a parking spot at the ferry terminal, I skipped going to the Seaport Museum in Manhattan.  I wish I could have made it there. As the setting of the Captain Garrison story moves seaward, I […]

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The Sailors

I wasn’t sure about going back to the yacht club to try to talk to the sailors. The one sailor who had been recommended to us was not going to be there. Most of my efforts at research on Wednesday had been only partially successful at best, and we were both tired from staying up […]

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