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Early Television Memories

Unlike today, television in the early 1970s wasn’t on demand. We didn’t have hundreds of stations to choose from or satellites drifting silently overhead allowing us to stream movies. Instead, we relied on bunny years, a strong broadcast signal, and our cathode ray tube device. More or less, we had three networks to choose from: NBC, … Continue reading

The Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue

Tomorrow, January 29, 2016, Disney releases The Finest Hours, based on the book The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Casey Sherman and Mike Tougias. The book, and I’m presuming the film since I haven’t seen it yet, tell the tale of “the greatest small-boat rescue … Continue reading

Meeting King Neptune

I considered myself a seasoned sailor yet this storm was peculiar. Howling winds were driving millions of dainty white snowflakes against the hull like a thousand jackhammers. Moreover, the ship rocked like a drunken seesaw, swaying way too far to starboard and way too far to port. Above my head, dozens of galley trays and … Continue reading

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