This sailing life shapes the way I see things in our world. The longer I sail, the more I believe it is a most enriching life. Trips are planned, but when things really go wrong, you have an adventure–you can’t plan an adventure. Things seldom go according to plan at sea. Thus we have adventure after adventure after adventure.  Adventures at sea are more real and somehow more fulfilling than I ever imagined they’d be. Thoreau originally said, and Abram Collier wrote further about it: “Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up, as did men of another age, to the challenge of nature. Modern man lives in a highly synthetic kind of existence. He specializes in this and that. Rarely does he test all his powers or find himself whole. But in the hills and on the water the character of a man comes out.

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Sailing Life

This sailing life shapes the way I see things in our world. The longer I sail, the more I believe it is a most enriching life. Trips are planned, but when things really go wrong, you have an adventure–you can’t plan an adventure. Things seldom go according to plan at...

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Happy Earth Day!

It's a great day to think globally and act locally. We are all connected, in a multitude of essential and wonderful ways. I encourage you to take a few minutes to appreciate the planet we call home and give thanks for the beauty and wonder and general awesomeness we...

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lcLipsum Featured in “This Week in LiveCode”

My little Lorem Ipsum plugin, lcLipsum, for LiveCode was featured in the open source newsletter for the LiveCode community, This Week in LiveCode. If you are a LiveCode developer, check it out. It's free, versatile, and pretty useful if you are working on layouts with...

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Ideas to Inspire Blog Content

I'm making a new effort to increase the good, usable content of this site and blog, starting today. With that in mind, here are some ideas for ways to produce better, more frequent, valuable content on your blog. Set up Google Alerts. This free service from Google can...

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New Domain: charlesbuchwald.com

As part of our recent server move, we've switched our domain to charlesbuchwald.com The feeling is that this is a better fit with our current initiatives, as ".com" puts the emphasis on the commercial space. Also, our old ".ca" TLD was not inline with our increasingly...

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