Hello, I'm Henry.  

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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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Barbaric Yawps

Barbaric Yawps

 A mysterious barge shows up late and places itself near  Mystique

A mysterious barge shows up late and places itself near Mystique

Maybe I was as a little punch drunk last night. Maybe I was thinking too much about the next round. I found myself flat on my back, but I knew I wasn't laying down knocked out unconscious. I wasn't down for the count! I was TOO awake and aware for a knockout sucker punch...TOO tired to sleep. Too tired to dream. Ah, so somehow I placed my thoughts in my new boat Bible.

 The wedding fireworks near  Mystique   in Marine Stadium last Saturday night.

The wedding fireworks near Mystique  in Marine Stadium last Saturday night.

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Last night I had turned in around 9:30, but I could not sleep. It wasn't the wedding band music from a nearby shore or the gusty breeze that blew in my overhead hatch that kept me awake.  It could not have been the toasted coconuted chicken salad sandwich I ate for dinner. I thought maybe it was the humidity.  Probably the Drambuie I had sipped at supper.  I knew I couldn't blame my sleeplessness on the fireworks that exploded around midnight on a large barge that slipped in this cove and positioned itself only four boat lengths away from my Mystique. It was most likely all and more that kept me awake.

"Thanks, I needed that." became a famous phrase. We all need wake-up calls in our bout with life. Here are some famous movie epiphanies! 

In Dead Poet’s Society English teacher Mr. Keating (Robin Williams) motivates and encourages student Todd (Ethan Hawke) to recite his English class poem.

Todd and his classmates experience a barbaric yawp. A "Now I get it" moment!

Bud (Toby McQuire) shows and shares something that awakens color, beauty and creativity in cafe owner Jeff Daniels' character.

Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has never acknowledged his self-blame, but therapist Sean (Robin Williams) breaks down his denial in this touching moment.

White rapper, Eminem reveals his inner Blackness.

Then I fell asleep. But then I suddenly woke up, way TOO early at 4:00 a.m. Before it was light out, (not lights out..,but daylight outside) all of a sudden, it dawned on me! And it wasn't what I expected. Low and behold. I think my Bible may have given me an answer to what I was looking for.

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A spark, flash, wake-up, eye-opener, a gasp, inhale, realization, awake-up, realization, sudden understanding, fireworks, light, OH, AH HA - now I get it! I had an unusual idea how to address a conflict I am having with my two adult children.  It might break open an impasse.

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 The fireworks lit up the anchorage at midnight.

The fireworks lit up the anchorage at midnight.

What if epiphanies occurred numerous times each day?

Forget sleep and rest! Being fully awake might be worth it.

One of my next blog posts will share my unique idea. It feels almost radical, but necessary to shake up the spirit.

 Sometimes we need a kick in the butt to get off it!

Sometimes we need a kick in the butt to get off it!

Sailing Newport to Norway

Sailing Newport to Norway

Racing Prim to Bermuda

Racing Prim to Bermuda