Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

From where I sit, March has a serious identity crisis. The calendar may designate this month’s waning days as the beginning of spring, but when I set foot outside I’m immediately tempted to spring back inside to escape the cold. Don’t be so fast to disparage March, astronomers would say. They know the earth is […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

March doesn’t pretend to believe its own hype. It knows the proverb about coming in like a lion and departing like a lamb, but March can easily roar for 31 days with no consequences. It knows that the first day of spring arrives on its watch, but if the cold winds continue to blow and […]

Sailing over Frozen Waves

Sailing over Frozen Waves

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Most sailors enjoy spring, summer, and fall days on the water. They see the sights, challenge each other in regattas and club races, and vacation aboard. Yet once winter sets in most sailors — even the die-hards nicknamed “Frostbite Dinghies” — head south or head home. However, there’s a group of committed sailors who don’t […]

Studying the Earth and Oceans

Studying the Earth and Oceans

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Choosing a college and deciding what to study are among the biggest decisions in high school students’ lives. I know — I was in your shoes, picturing what my life would be like depending on whether I chose another major or attended a different school. My advice to you is to go with your gut […]

Growing Up as the World Ends

Growing Up as the World Ends

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you’re a voracious reader or someone who only has time to squeeze an occasional book into a busy schedule, I’d recommend that Flotilla by Dan Haight be on your reading list. It is an exciting young adventure story that kept me engaged right from the start. Actually, the book’s beginning left me no choice […]

The Color of Sand

The Color of Sand

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The shores of the Bahamas are tinted pink with bits of coral. Shale makes the beaches of Shelter Cove in California a stark shade of grey. Hawaiian sands get their many vibrant hues courtesy of volcanic lava. The captivating bi-colored beaches of Fire Island, New York are made of quartz and feldspar. Within the finest, […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing personal, February, but I’m very glad you’re a short month. You’re rarely mellow or moderate, and your chill is hard to shake. Yes, you give many of us a long weekend to celebrate President’s Day, but frankly, except for that bright red Valentine’s Day heart smack dab in the middle, you’re a month that […]