Hooked on Whales

Taking a break from politics, I decided to share some of my adventures with whales and information I learned in the process during our circumnavigation. These next few posts about whales are excerpted from Voice of a Voyage: Rediscovering the World During a Ten-year Circumnavigation. Anchored off Kapa Island in the Vava’u group of the […]

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Becoming a Wanderer

This voyage at sea: had I constructed my own diaspora or had I become a nomad? Rather, I thought I was becoming a wanderer, a voyager meandering around the world. A traveler seemed too separate from the places traveled to. Generally we were heading west, and we had set courses that we followed on passages—there […]

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Where To Focus

There are so many issues for centrist and liberal citizens of the United States to be concerned about that it is difficult to know where to focus and put our energy. And clearly, our energy does matter: Look at the state of the administration’s attempt to destroy health care for millions of Americans. Not that […]

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From Bedlam to Love

First, bedlam. Bedlam is colloquial for Bethlehem (aka Bethlem), or specifically St. Mary of Bethlehem, a priory established in London in the 1200s, later given to the mayor to become an asylum for lunatics in 1547. Today it is another name for the U.S. White House. And lunatics? Of course related to the moon, but […]

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