Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Racing and Chasing

Racing and Chasing

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps you followed the great America’s Cup races in 2013, in which Team USA overcame a massive deficit in points to snatch victory from Team New Zealand. I did as well, but if Team USA captain Jimmy Spithill sat next to me in a launch, I wouldn’t have recognized him, as speed racing on open […]

Take Responsibility for Our Waters

Take Responsibility for Our Waters

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

As inhabitants of a planet that’s more than 70 percent water, it’s easy to take water for granted. If you do treat our waters carelessly, that’s a choice. However, the shore and sea creatures, aquatic plants, and coastlines don’t have any say in how they are handled. Treat them with disrespect and they’ll die off […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

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When we first started this magazine, know-it-alls told us that we’d never survive unless we forgot about boaters and focused exclusively on boats. We didn’t follow that advice — we were certain that having fun on the water didn’t depend on the type or size of a vessel. No one laughs more on a cabin […]

Don’t Delay — Go to Sleep!

Don’t Delay — Go to Sleep!

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Did you just stifle a yawn? Have you been struggling to stay awake all week and complete your work? You may be suffering from social jet lag, a superficial-sounding occurrence that actually is a gateway for poor health. “Social jet lag is the phenomenon of staying up later and sleeping in later on the weekends, […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

I really didn’t want to write this letter. My fingers simply refused to embrace the month when autumn begins. Nope, I just couldn’t write about September. Having left my toddler days long ago, I soon realized that throwing a tantrum wouldn’t actually prevent the currents from floating the calendar forward. Maybe I’d just start by […]

Dip into Wellness

Dip into Wellness

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  We get wet to clean up or cool off, but taking a plunge can transform us both mentally and physically. I’m not talking about some elaborate or exotic hydropathy for our health — everyday swimming is a powerful and positive change agent. Kaitie Brown, aquatics director at the Suffolk Y JCC, praises swimming because […]

Past Meets Present

Past Meets Present

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There are people to whom the past is just a memory, and others who dwell in the past to avoid the here and now. Then there are people like Fiona Malkin and her husband, Christopher, who saw a vessel firmly rooted in the past but refused to let her stay there. The loving (and frustrating) […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

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I love everything about August except the way every experience seems measured by the hourglass. People say, “Let’s get together one more time this summer!” and “Is there still time to do that before summer ends?” This August, let’s stop calendar and clock watching. Is the water calm and is the breeze delightful right now? […]

Summer Reading Sizzles!

Summer Reading Sizzles!

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

    When we say summer reading, we don’t mean assigned books and reports in September. Instead, we envision a warm sun, cool shade, an even cooler drink, and a hot chance to relish reading the kinds of books that elude us while living our frenzied lives. The following are recommendations from readers of our […]

Don’t Bug Out!

Don’t Bug Out!

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Face it: outdoor lovers can’t hide from biting bugs. There are ticks along the walk to the dock and amidst the shore foliage, and on most evenings there seem to be more mosquitoes than stars! Dr. Sunil Sood says that for the sake of our health, we need to be vigilant against insects, as many […]

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