I spent most of the past year volunteering to support science at sea, and selling tees has helped make that possible. People have been asking me to reprint the the tall ship design for a while now, so in honor of the season of gift-giving, that design is available again! You can snag your hoodie … More Explore More
Celebrating one of your favorite holidays away from family and friends, thousands of miles from the familiarity of the country you call home– well, it can be hard. To say the least. This last week has been full of unexpected twists and turns and surprising challenges. For a while, it looked like I might be … More A Greasy Pizza Box of Gratitude
Hello friends, frenemies, families, and fair ladies (I don’t know why I wrote that but I’m sticking with it): As you may recall, a few months ago I designed and sold some wicked sick nasty awesome sailing t-shirts to help support my time volunteering on scientific expeditions. The shirts sold well and I was amazed … More Sailing T-Shirts for Sale Again!
I’m sitting in the back seat of a Land Rover bouncing down a bumpy dirt road on the West Island of the Falklands. “This is the trip of surprises… and it’s only just beginning,” Derek observes from the seat next to mine. “Who would have thought this would happen? We thought we were going to … More Saoirse and the Shepherds
(Alternate Title: The Puke Fest) I have come to realize that whenever you hear someone utter the phrase “I don’t get seasick” you should maintain a certain amount of skepticism. I am not innocent of uttering this phrase (of course), and have been waiting for the day the sea would get her revenge. Our recent … More I Don’t Get Seasick, and Other Half-Truths
The first thing I notice is the mug: “I’m not a bitch… I’m THE bitch” it reads, in bold letters. Sitting inconspicuously behind a cup of pens on a desk in an office, the mug also has the word “bitch” printed in bright red all around it to ensure that no one misses the memo. The … More The Coxswain in the Container
I’m becoming convinced that the Golden Rule of the southernmost reaches of the Southern Hemisphere is this: the only thing you can plan on is that your plans will not go according to plan. From day one, this rule has held true. And, yet again, it has come into play… For various reasons which I … More Change of Plans
I have set foot on terra firm after a month at sea. After a long sailing trip, you become completely removed from the world. No word from family, friends, or the rest of the world. I have no idea how the US elections went, what is happening with the ebola outbreak, what good movies and music … More How to Rejoin Society in 10 Easy Steps