The Reluctant Pirate

Some kids are obsessed with space, others dinosaurs. My brother, Jimmy, was obsessed with pirates. His idea of a pirate was the cartoon kind, where they spend days searching for buried treasure, talking to parrots and fighting evil pirates until one of them is knocked overboard but miraculously unhurt.  You couldn’t imagine his excitement when …

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Boat Up

Fishing is quite the hectic undertaking. You wouldn’t think it, would you? It’s always portrayed as a source of relaxation, quiet reflection and return to the simple things – you know, the good life. It’s something you can do without interference from devices or WiFi, and it’s a means to escape the hustle and bustle …

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