Sea Fever

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn … More Sea Fever

Barbary Pirates Again

This morning there is another story about someone in Arabia shooting at our ships. This isn’t the first time. About 220 years ago the United States faced seizures and enslavement of crews from it’s merchant vessels trading in the Mediterranean Sea. Congress appropriate money for the construction of six frigates to ensure freedom of navigation. … More Barbary Pirates Again

We Can Sail Away

Sometimes I wonder about this job. Law exists to resolve conflict. Working the law means inviting conflict to be the subject matter of my trade, as opposed to say a mechanic who invites fixing broken automobiles to be his trade, or a sailor invites the sea to be his profession. The concept of sailing away keeps spirits up. Practicing … More We Can Sail Away