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Operation “Sailing Angel”

The morning of Wednesday, October 23, 2013 saw the dream of a young Iraq vet come into reality. That day, Will Williamson, a 25-year-old soldier who is battling his second round of leukemia, stepped aboard the beautiful Beneteau 49, LIQUIDITY, … Continue reading

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The 5,000 mile tattoo

Two months have passed since this gorgeous piece of original artwork was permanently affixed to my shoulder in commemoration of logging 5,000 sailing miles–a mark that took seven years to make. I feel extremely lucky to have been led to artist Paul … Continue reading

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The soldier sails a tugboat

Only one boat, NORFOLK REBEL, could simultaneously meet a young Iraq veteran’s two dreams: to sail and to drive a tugboat. Thanks to the kindness of Captain Steve Briggs, Will Williamson piloted the “Tugantine” on the Elizabeth River while under power, and then under … Continue reading

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The soldier-sailor at the yacht club dinner

I invited Will, the soldier-sailor who is battling leukemia, to be my guest at Quantico Yacht Club’s annual holiday party and change of watch last night. His ride from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center fell through, he decided to take … Continue reading

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The soldier wants to be a sailor

On a recent evening I left work an hour early to drive to a federal medical facility, where I passed through a security clearance that included a vehicle search, purse inspection and my walking through a metal detector. Afterward, I … Continue reading

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Sail Photography

I enjoy taking sailing photos, such as the one of DARK STAR–at the finish mark during Frostbite Regatta 2011–which has been posted at the top of the Daingerfield Island Sailing Club website since shortly after that event. My photos from various sailing and … Continue reading

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Open Letter to A. Snortz, Psy.D.*

I write this on the third anniversary of our final office visit. You probably forgot that day. I have not. To refresh: my GAD was back up to critical, I told you I had increasing suicidal ideations and thought it … Continue reading

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