Monthly Archives: May 2007

Lessons from a Lock

It started with a bad padlock. The key I’d been given by my predecessor didn’t work, even after I tried the two methods I usually pursue. First I ignored the problem, hoping it would go away, but the lock did … Continue reading

There’s Something About Alaska

Originally Posted: May 9, 2007 Having spent most of my cruising time in the Caribbean, with a brief jaunt to Europe, I have to say it’s good to be back in Alaska. There are a number of factors that play … Continue reading

Meet Momma Cat

Originally Posted: April 25, 2007 My day started with a question from a guest: How do I say “no” in Acapulcian? I explained in my most courteous tone that Acapulco is in Mexico where the people speak Spanish, not Acapulcian, … Continue reading

A Shot to Remember

Originally Posted: April 19, 2007 At the start of my first contract I was lucky enough to have a wise veteran with a similar outlook explain to me the things that aren’t in the manual. The truest lesson from my … Continue reading

A DIfferent Perspective

Originally posted: April 10, 2007 I never used to take pictures of people… I’d often find candid shots disrespectful, but posed ones felt lifeless. Just recently I’ve started snapping away discreetly at the moments that beckon, but I’m still left … Continue reading