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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Melville's birthday









Born in 1819, Herman Melville was 32 after the writing of Moby Dick and prior to its first publishing. One hundred and eleven years later, Macmillan published Robert Shore's illustrated version of the classic work. 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Trash boards brought back to LIFE






Several years ago, I found two thrusters in the trash. The glass was cracked and foam was waterlogged. I decided to wrap one of them in photos cut out of LIFE magazine. The other was covered in pages from a Conan the Barbarian comic book. The edges were taped with white and black electrical tape. I gave these boards to someone as a gift but I cannot remember who. But hopefully, they are still alive in the rafters of some Floridian garage.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Soul on ice... The iceman surfeth...

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There are at least two puns about winter surfing in New England. But there is only one film that resembles the frigid air and stinging water - Ishmael. Combining Melvillian inspiration and ice, Scarborough Maine's Ben Keller, put together a snapshot of life that is hard to imagine - unless you have paddled out in subzero temps. Huzzah Ben, huzzah. Get your copy here>