Category Archives: Nautical

Protected: The Belle on the Bill

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Protected: The Butt-Millet Fountain, A Memorial Hidden in Plain Sight

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Along the Duck River

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it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea ­–e.e. cummings, maggie and milly and molly and may (1958)

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Protected: Happy Evacuation Day!

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Protected: Stories about the Presidents

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Protected: Like a Modern-Day Agrippa

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Protected: Plumbing the Depths

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Scylla or Charybdis? The Homeric Trolley Problem

The recent publication of two new books on ethics have got me thinking about one of my favorite Homeric stories. David Edmonds’ Would You Kill the Fat Man? (Princeton) and Thomas Cathcart’s The Trolley Problem (Workman) each deal with an … Continue reading

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A Day on Dimmick

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”  Thus says Rat to Mole in The Wind in the Willows, a favorite book of mine, as some will know. And … Continue reading

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