Author Archives: onethinslice

Depression; it doesn’t look the way you expect

Coffee with a good friend yesterday. Depression came up, they said ‘you looked fine.’ I said that my shrink (many years ago) said “you really care what people see,” and my response was “I’ve worn so many masks, for so … Continue reading

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Death has followed me this year

Yes, Death. Not in any morbid (particularly) sense but Death has been around a lot this year. It began early – at an event on the saltchuck – when one of the competitors died. For good or ill he was … Continue reading

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On Death

This past weekend there was a conversation that went something like this… ‘babble abbl gab’ and i replied ‘ugey booi wangi.’ Perhaps Seafire will be able to decode a normal marine VHF conversation but on that day their radio (no, … Continue reading

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Satan, laughing all the way

Well kids, at this point 21:35 PST, I predict that Trump will win. Satan, known colloquially as Rupert Murdoch, will be laughing all the way. And I hope all Americans will join me in welcoming Attila the Hun to the … Continue reading

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The day of the US election

This piece started off a couple days ago and I was headed in a direction completely different than the one I’m headed in now. That’s the thesis, more or less, and the rest is about the U.S. election before the … Continue reading

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SVOP: small vessel operator proficiency

This is all guesswork because I won’t take an SVOP course until sometime early in 2017, probably mid to late February at the earliest, nor do I expect to get a job because I’ve got it. Forty-some years ago I … Continue reading

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Learnin’ is tough

A long time ago, and far, far, away from where I sit, I failed Grade 7. How the hell do you fail in elementary school? A few years later I would walk out of grade 11, about 3 days in … Continue reading

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