Hello, I'm Henry.  

Welcome aboard my blog's home. 

If you come along with me, you'll become acquainted with my motley mates and faithful crew:

Experiences, Sightings, Observations, Impressions, Ideas, Reflections, Remembrances, Insights and Commentary.

They, after all, have accompanied me for as long as I can recall. Their tenure has helped me turn my tiller, fill my sails, and transport me over seas to distant lands. Maybe if you take the time to get to know them, a few will do the same for you.

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Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

Door: “Why it’s simply impassible!

Alice: Why, don’t you mean impossible?

Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing’s impossible!
— Lewis Carroll,  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

With Mother's Day everyday, my thoughts waved to my mom, Alice Bartlett Lane who passed away years ago.

 My mother at the helm of   Dormouse  , one of the Penguins my father built, with my brother Bill and me as crew hanging onto the centerboard circa 1954.  My mother was always surrounded by some characters, creatures and creations

My mother at the helm of Dormouse, one of the Penguins my father built, with my brother Bill and me as crew hanging onto the centerboard circa 1954.  My mother was always surrounded by some characters, creatures and creations

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre.  Its narrative plot and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.

In many ways my mother lived a wonderful and wonder-full life on scenic waterfront properties on Maryland's eastern shore. She lived in beautiful colonial homes named Old Bloomfield (6 years), Solitude (22 years) and Adventure (24 years).  And during that time my mother found herself surrounded mostly by males, canines, farms, friends and Chesapeake tributaries. Her two younger brothers, a almost 60 year marriage to William L Lane, Sr., her 4 sons (actually 5 - lost one to a miscarriage) and Basset Hound and  Corgi canines too numerous  to count.

As my father's inspiration, she was also surrounded by his boat-building creations who he named after characters fromAlice in Wonderland.  It was no accident her last house was named Adventure

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 Mom playing with Trudy's pups, one of her many litters of Corgis and Basset Hounds

Mom playing with Trudy's pups, one of her many litters of Corgis and Basset Hounds

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” 
— Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Sailing White Rabbit

Sailing White Rabbit

Sailing Spaces

Sailing Spaces