William Estep

My journey to retire and sail. Writing, reading, technology, programming, photography, coffee, equality, sailing, and the oxford comma.

Just a Note Regarding Harry Potter

I just wanted to take a second and say that I nor anyone associated with this website approves of or appreciates the destructive and bigoted transphobic messages coming from J.K Rowling recently.

While I say that, I do want to say, I really love Harry Potter and the wonder …

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Birthday Books

I spent a birthday gift certificate on books. Couple of sailing guides, a book about knots, and the Chapman piloting and seamanship 67th edition.

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in Wandering •

Hawaiian Classic Shirt #2

Time to start a new shirt. I purchased the Hawaiian Classics 220 shirt pattern from the Victoria Jones Collection. This is my first 'non-beginner' pattern. The instructions are great, and the construction is pretty straight forward.

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"The Silver Ships," by S.H. Jucha

S.H. Jucha's debut novel, "The Silver Ships" introduces a future universe where colony ships from old Earth have settled in different, distant systems, and worked to make a life for themselves.

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Clutter and The Ten Year Plan

I have a lot of stuff. Not nearly as much as some, but still plenty. I'm not a hoarder, so don't expect to see me on any reality TV shows anytime soon. During my last move, I took the opportunity to slim down how much stuff I cart around, and I have a pretty good handle on the clutter, but I still have a ton of stuff. Far more than I need and far more than will work for my ten year plan.

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Cookbooks

Must have cookbooks.

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in Photography •

"Breaking the Surface" by Greg Louganis

"In Breaking the Surface, Greg Louganis brings to light the depth of character of such a hero. Here is a man who from a very early age was on top of the world. An Olympic Champion, the world leader in 10M platform and 3M springboard diving. What the world saw was a successful, good looking young man smiling from the gold medal platform…seemingly not a care in the world."

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"Americas Boy: A Memoir" by Wade Rouse

A small-town boy who dresses in his mothers bikini when he's five so he can be queen of the pageant has some issues to address in his life, especially when that small town is in rural southwestern Missouri.

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