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A Texas Family Christmas


“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible…” – T. E. Lawrence Flew back to Texas this time…

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Family Down Under


“Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”   – Apple “Think Differently” Ad Campaign Cindy and I arrived here in Australia…

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Name change?


“Nothing bold or magnificent is built from fear” Oliver Goldstick Early on after starting this blog I’ve struggled with the boat name Wisdom Seeker (SVWisdom).  We want this boat to be something beautiful that draws people in, not something pretentious that may put people off.  I’m wondering if a more appropriate name would be Treasure Hunt? (SVTreasureHunt)  Who doesn’t love…

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Hove To


Heaving to (to be hove to) is a way of slowing a sailboat’s forward progress and is commonly used for a “break” to go below deck, to attend to issues elsewhere on the boat, or to take a meal break. It is also used as a storm tactic.  (Source Wikipedia) While talking with one of my good friends Rich Hartson on the phone this…

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Settling In…


“Take the leap that scares you the most” SV Delos My longtime friend and one time storage business partner Glen Daniel asked me this week how the reality of selling was settling in.  I think “settling in” is a good way to put it… it takes time for the reality of big changes to sink in.  Glen started taking flying…

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Beautiful Wedding & Family Time


“The pencil is the crowbar of the mind” Dr Howard Hendricks The pencil may be a dated reference, but the idea of writing thoughts and ideas down is a wise one.  In this blog it continues to encourage gratitude for the family, friends and blessings that surround us each day. This week was focused around our daughter Emily’s visit from Australia…

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South to Boerne


“Have you heard any good advice recently?” Back in Boerne Texas after our trip North to Maine. Sunday the 30th we visited Shiloh National Park, a Civil War memorial for the first major battle between the North and the South.  The graveyard, granite memorials and bronze statues told the story of a 2 day battle there.  As a sailor it…

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Steady progress forward:


“If something is important enough, you do it even if the outcome is in doubt”  Elon Musk Mother’s Day was spent at my Mom’s house celebrating with family there.  Great to see so many of the family together again.  Realizing that those times become less and less common as time goes on.   Sunday afternoon we met Cody and Alyssa…

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Mother’s Day in Boerne TX


“…dipping our toes in the water of the great restoration we all ultimately desire”  (Brian Schroller) Mother’s Day morning, Sunday, Sunny 77 degrees, Wind S 8-15mph. Lunch yesterday with Cindy’s Mom & Dad at Milano’s restaurant in SA.  Great to share the celebration with Marvilyn, Jim, Troy, Charity & Landon.  Blessed to have such great family/in-laws. Progress on the 280…

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Music for my eyes


“Careful words make for a careful life; careless talk may ruin everything” Proverbs 13:3 Sunday, 66 degrees, sunny, wind 5-10mph from the North. Easter weekend was celebrated at 1910 Church with the 5pm Saturday service.  Great to see so many familiar faces & friends.  Afterwards Rich and Wendy Hartson invited us to join their family & we had 10 of…

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