A Solar Eclipse for Everybody

On the afternoon of August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse and it will be watched by tens of millions across the United States. Many will see it in all of its glory while standing on a [...]

Sailing inland salt ponds

I learned to sail on Martha’s Vineyard in Edgartown’s two great waterways: the outer harbor and Katama Bay. At the height and hustle of summer, this is my place of refuge. Sailing is [...]

A Name for an Island

Names of places can be quite confusing if you are looking through this country’s maps. Rhode Island is no more an island, than Hawaii is attached to the mainland. We have a hard time naming [...]

Weather Forecasting

You can’t help but pay attention to the weather in the last week. I have friends sailing Vineyard waters. They are visiting different islands which include Block Island and Cuttyhunk and [...]

Weaponry for our Time

I wish I was smarter. I wish I could wrap myself around some of the difficult thoughts circulating around my nation right now, especially those concerning the availability of devices of mass [...]