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Reunited with my old sweetheart

If Tiger Woods can make confessions, so can I. Last summer I was reacquainted with my mistress. She still has a long, relatively lean body with wonderful curves. My wife, Lou, knows about her and loved her as much as I did.



11 tips for a better summer cruise

It's summer - time to go cruising. Whether in a powerboat or under sail, cruising has always held a special place in my soul. I've never been much of a day sailor. When younger, I used to race, but even racing was a means to an end.



A prudent seaman in an electronic world

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 was the second Cunard ship to bear that name. She was not named after the present queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, hence the Arabic 2 instead of the Roman numeral II. She was built as an ocean liner, not a cruise ship.



Stretch the envelope and conquer fears

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer."

Mike Saylor"Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." - the Bene Gesserit mantra against fear, from Frank Herbert's "Dune"

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The sea's lessons amid the fog of war

"There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet"

- William F. Halsey-Admiral of the Fleet, United States Navy

Mike SaylorWilliam F. Halsey had always been called Bill. When a reporter, because of a typographical error, referred to him as "Bull" he liked it, and from then on it was his nickname.



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