Monthly Archives: July 2015

The rubber raft tactic

Another story from my Navy days that is still mostly true. “We got a message from Saigon to use ship’s boats for boarding junks that have fish nets out,” the captain said. “We don’t have boats,” the executive officer pointed … Continue reading

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No tiny house for me

I’m fascinated by the tiny-house trend. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’re probably aware of the growing interest in downsizing one’s home to the size of a food truck. Lilliputian residences are showing up in magazine articles and … Continue reading

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