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Marlene A. Sassaman's Blog – August 2009 Archive (4)

Welcome to Multi-hulls

How lucky I am to have selected a Hobie 18 for my first boat back in 1980. I went to buy a used sunfish and came home with a state of the art racing machine. It is hard for even me to believe I trailered it home behind my brown VW Super Beetle, then washed it every day for two weeks until I met someone who would show me the difference between the mast and the mainsail. Now, 28 years later I'm campaigning a Lindenberg 28 in a local women's series.



I don't know why multi hulls take… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 23, 2009 at 8:35pm — 3 Comments

A Year of Sailing , , ,

Yea, we finished our first year together with a 3rd place overall. Indeed we formed a team that is destined to move into first place by the end of our 2nd year. Our original crewmembers Shelly, Sherrie R., Sherry Mac, Susan Jackson (first mate & team captain), and our very own Maryanne have weathered the storms of late starts, tacking with no warnings, spinnaker entanglements, bumping boats, and being boomed in the head. We not only survived we became friends.



Later in the year… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 16, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

Boring is for . . .

Someone recently responded to a kid's complaining that a class was boring by stating, 'boring people are bored.' I understand the premise. On my list of concepts to research is now boredom. Perhaps people just substitute the word boredom for feeling lazy. Boredom seems to imply it is someone else's fault that one is not motivated to do anything, whereas lazy puts the responsibility on one's self. Anyway, my point is someone dear to me recently said they were bored. I refrained from saying, "You… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 9, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Home Sweet Home

And so my journey ends with the voice of John Denver echoing in my mind his refrain, "Gee it's good to be back home." Never before have I felt so connected to my sister and brothers, my sailing friends and neighbors and my colleagues at work. By August 7th a colleague and I just challenged ourselves to present to each other our next 5 year plan. It's exciting to end one chapter in the book of life yet be passionately motivated to begin the next one. It was in a doctoral class that I learned the… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 1, 2009 at 10:51pm — 2 Comments

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