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

Now what, , ,

As I spend my days, two at least, cleaning out my home office, my hands are shaking. I have all this stuff. Stuff I don't know what to do with. Oh, I could spend money, rather borrow money, to buy some shelves to show off my life's collections, or toss, toss, toss, or sell on criag's list, donate to goodwill, or just sit here until as my mom would say until the cows come home.



I know I need to focus, to set a goal for the 2010 year, to plan for my finite future. Maybe it is the… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on December 21, 2009 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

And I say to myself, What a Wonderful World

Who can bemoan Nat King Cole's immortal singing! His deep spoken voice resonates in the very soul of my mind, reminding me that regardless of the holiday you celebrate, when the rains fall hard on the earth's surface, it is mother nature's way of bringing new life into the world. We need water to survive. Certainly water is one of the elements that perplexes NASA engineers in their attempt to sustain life on other heavenly bodies. Talking about heavenly bodies, isn't it comforting to be wrapped… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on December 18, 2009 at 4:59am — 1 Comment

Unbelievable

So, after all the feelings of intimidation and that I'm not good enough to be in the upper eschelon of sailing, I go out with my sailing team and continue teaching them about getting around a race course. We sail in small 8 foot prams with a teeney-tiny course barely 50 yards from the windward to the leeward mark with a start/finish line halfway in between. The idea is to know instinctively when one is on port or starboard, how to cross the start line within a 3 minute timed sequence, rounding… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on December 6, 2009 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Intimidation Cures

Help, I need to get over my intimidation blues. I am generally not a shy person. Yet, when faced with someone I hold in high esteem, someone I think is a better sailor than I, I lack the confidence to engage them in conversation that flows smoothly. I am sure it is my lack of experience interviewing folks. I need to get better at selling myself to sailors who can help me excel. Yes, I plan to solo circumnavigate the globe.While pursuing that goal I want to become a more accomplished competitor.… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on December 5, 2009 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

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