Big Decisions & Big Adventures Go Hand In Hand

About a year ago, Brown Eyes and I were musing about "what's next?" for sailing s/v Go With GUST-O (GWG). We felt the need to take our little ocean boat back to salt water. That prompted us to entertain two possible trips: 1. Sea of Cortez/ Baja Peninsula 2. B.C. West Coast of Canada To further our understanding of ...

How Do You Do “NEW”?

Lyle, Ray, & Stasha Dinghy “New” is an appropriate word to open this article. New can be exciting, and it can be daunting. Innovative products and the continuous challenge for my clients to embrace change were my calling card in my career as a manufacturer's representative. So, although I'm used to living on the leading ...

How Do You Handle A Blow & A Broach?

Photo: Jack Cusano, Calgary Sun “Head Up!... Head Up!... Bring her into the wind!” I could barely hear the skipper screaming his command above the roar of the ninety km/hr wind and the whine of our diesel engine racing at full throttle just beneath my feet. He was only three meters away from me, on the ...

Have You Experienced Einstellung Effect?

You may well have. Sounds painful, Doesn’t it? Well. It could be very painful actually. According to Wikepedia, “Einstellung refers to a person's predisposition to solve a given problem in a specific manner even though better or more appropriate methods of solving the problem exist. The Einstellung effect is the negative effect of previous experience when ...