Two weeks ago I hosted a Live Google+ Hangout called One Simple Question: Exploring Our World One Question At A Time. On the panel were four experienced sailors who fielded all sorts of questions about sailing and preparing to voyage. I had so much fun that I think I found my new calling! As soon as [...]
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Since Ben and I set sail 2 years ago to make One Simple Question we have received thousands of emails from interested, inspired and amazing people. Every single email is a new relationship. Now we want all these people we’ve heard from to connect, discuss, and build stronger, mutually-beneficial relationships. Sooo…we’re going to be doing [...]
Last summer I was instructing a Seamanship Course for Outward Bound on the coast of Maine. The program is rugged and designed to build character, develop leadership and self-reliance, and encourages teamwork. One of the course elements is a Solo. Students spend three days alone in the wilderness with sparingly few things: a rain tarp, [...]
When I was young I began thinking about Christmas in September. I made my list, mailed it to Santa, and every day hoped that he would bring me that special doll or toy that I so badly wanted. My family usually spends Christmas baking cookies, playing Pictionary, listening to “Go Tell It On The Mountain” [...]
Win A Prize! Read all the way to find out how to win and how to support One Simple Question. Every morning that I have electricity, counter-space, and a freezer, is a special morning. These are luxuries you start to appreciate more when you lack for them in life aboard a boat. And only when I [...]
Election Day! This is not a post about politics, it’s a post about understanding. How does the election relate to my blog Sailing, Simplicity and the Pursuit of Happiness? Simplicity is a values based lifestyle and most people also vote according to their values. But both sides of the political argument have support from simple [...]
UPDATE: Feb 13, 2013 I wrote this blog post during the chaos of Hurricane Sandy. I heard the awful news that the Bounty was in trouble, but knew little information about the details. Recently OUTSIDE magazine posted a great article on the progress of the investigation. It is a good reference for people looking for [...]
Last night Ben and I dropped anchor near Norfolk just as the sun was setting. We are sailing aboard a Caliber 35, delivering the boat to its new owner. We anchored close enough to have protection from the tall buildings and yet still far away enough that the city lights appeared beautiful and natural. I [...]
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