Before the Mast and on The Deck of the World

Inspired me. Please take a moment to find your voice…read below & you will see what I mean. ๐Ÿ™‚


I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now.ย 

~ Henry David Thoreau


Aย couple weeksย ago, I found myself at a place I consider more home than the house where I grew up. In that place, there is a rocky beach and access to a large swath of the upper Chesapeake Bay.

Believe me when I say that I know how lucky I am to have that place. I do not think I would be who I am without it. I doubt sincerely that I would be here at all.

When I first came to that place, I quickly earnedย the nickname โ€œMouse.โ€ At eight, I was very small indeed. I did not speak much, and when I did,ย itโ€ฆ

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