On the surface, the microblog-style posts I’ve been experimenting with aren’t very different from tweets or Facebook status entries. The key distinction, of course, is that they are posted on a site that I manage and control. But there is a little more to it than that.
There is something about posting short thoughts on my own site that yields a more positive tone. I filter myself a little more. Self-censorship didn’t seem like a positive thing at first, especially when my goal is to write more, but there are some clear benefits. Read More
My dad is a licensed sea captain and has a retirement gig running one of the pilot boats that serves the Buzzards Bay side of the Cape Cod Canal.
A maritime pilot, if you’re not familiar, is a ship handler with in-depth knowledge of a particular harbor or waterway. When a large ship reaches a difficult-to-navigate location, a pilot is placed onboard to guide the ship in or through safely.
My dad’s job is to get the pilot from shore to a vessel in need of his or her services. Piece of cake, right? My sons and I tagged along on one of his trips today. Read More