Tuesday, 1 February 2011


Billy:  The fogs just lifting. Throw of your bowline; throw of your stern. You head out to South Channel, past Rocky Neck, Ten Pound Island. Past Niles Pond where I used to skate as a kid. Blow your air horn and throw a wave to the lighthouse keepers kid on Thatcher Island. Then the birds show up: black backs, herring gulls, big dump ducks. The sun hits ya-head North. Open up to 12-steamin now. The guys are busy; youre in charge. Ya know what? Youre a goddam Swordboat captain! Is there anything better in the world?

( The Perfect Storm. Sebastian Junger )

Chief Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat!

( Jaws.Peter Benchley )


  1. These are excellent. Love your jumble of lines here.

  2. ps
    I'm also really enjoying your narratives with each post.