Summer on the Sound

The wind was out of the southeast at 15 knots and running against the current, kicked up five foot rollers that occasionally broke as whitecaps. My eighteen foot Boston Whaler rode high and offered a roller coaster ride as it cut along at a slow cruise. The Mercury-Kiekhaefer outboard burbled smoothly, a reassuring noise out […]


I attached the cable and hopped off the concrete culvert. Our neighbor had come over soliciting some help for a project and my dad quickly volunteered me. They picked me up at just after 8 am the next morning, taking me downtown to a concrete company. Our neighbor had purchased three pieces of culvert, each […]

Last looks

I sat on a driftwood log watching a sandpiper strut slowly on the tide line. It occasionally pecked into the sand, its success or failure invisible to me. Maybe it wasn’t eating. Maybe it was just walking around, pecking because of some natural drive. Over the water seagulls wheeled and screeched, on their insistent patrols. […]