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  • Birthday 12/22/1948

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    monthly Social Security check, oil painting, martinis, Mediterranean cuisine, impeachment

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  1. Plebian? (From Wooden Boat #262)
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    WWII Comic Books and other literature

    Wikipedia says 1959. Issue #68 of G.I. Combat.
  3. I'm going to Boston & Bristol in December with three sailing buddies for a Herreshoff feast, and a visit to the U.S.S. Constitution. I've been reading Six Frigates by Ian Toll (an excellent author), which rang a faint bell regarding this poem. Read it aloud to your wife with feeing. Old Ironsides BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR. Ay, tear her tattered ensign down! Long has it waved on high, And many an eye has danced to see That banner in the sky; Beneath it rung the battle shout, And burst the cannon’s roar;— The meteor of the ocean air Shall sweep the clouds no more! Her deck, once red with heroes’ blood Where knelt the vanquished foe, When winds were hurrying o’er the flood And waves were white below, No more shall feel the victor’s tread, Or know the conquered knee;— The harpies of the shore shall pluck The eagle of the sea! O, better that her shattered hulk Should sink beneath the wave; Her thunders shook the mighty deep, And there should be her grave; Nail to the mast her holy flag, Set every thread-bare sail, And give her to the god of storms,— The lightning and the gale!
  4. With it being one day after the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, my thoughts turn to war and literature. I'll be 70 next month. As a youngster, I used to read WWII themed comic books, like Sergeant Rock. How about the rest of you?
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    Mo Bettah Too

    SJB, on the interior color, I'd go with an off-white, on the warm side, not "Landlord White." I used a color called "Summer White." I've been happy with it. You could do the off-white on the overhead, and another slightly darker color on the inside of the hull.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Several thousand dollars worth of assorted fenders included.
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    A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

    I just deleted something very out-of-date. As you were.
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    they call it slightly drizzly Monday

    If I said what I really feel about him, I might regret it, in prison somewhere.
  9. Our courageous president was not able to visit American graves at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in Belleau, France, because of nasty weather. "White House chief of staff John Kelly and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the roughly 50-mile long trip to the cemetery in a small motorcade of vehicles. The drive took about 90 minutes each way. Separately, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled a similar distance by car to a commemorative event in northern France." (NBC News) Trump, a disgraceful turd.
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    list of 500 rowboat designs

    Essential Sculling by Daniel Boyne. Boyne has taught rowing at Harvard for many years. I found his book to be very helpful. Available in paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Sculling-Introduction-Equipment-Technique/dp/1558217096
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    Coolboats to admire

    May they be fruitful and multiply.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    And an "ancher."