Making time for a new blog

One of the best comments I ever got about K12converge was “I can’t tell if it’s about educational technology or sailing.”  Thanks, Richard!

In order to remedy this situation, I created a sailing-specific blog a couple of years ago, but normally I didn’t have time to post to it much.  This year, however, now that Veracross is rolling along, the wireless works, the printing/copying has improved, and we’re making progress in many other areas, I decided it would be acceptable to “make time” to write for the sailing blog.

Our Rival 34 on the Newtown River

The site’s at, and you can see a listing of recent posts at the site in the left column here.  You are also welcome to visit.  Just yesterday, I spent the day at the boat doing winter maintenance and scheduling upgrades from specialists in Gosport, and I’ll confess it was the most fun I’ve had in a month.  The wonder of sailing to me is that it is an outrageously nonsensical thing to do (very expensive, very humbling, a learning cure that lasts decades, and a little dangerous), but it’s rewarding on simply core levels.  Even changing the oil on a little green 30 hp Volvo diesel feels like a real part of the long story of knowing the boat, making it safe, and keeping up skills.

Fun stuff.  I think I’ll put a couple more decades into it.  I’ll link a cross-post here once in a while, after voyages or significant disasters, and to confuse Richard.

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