Chickity Check it! Cape Ann Guide Digital Edition Forwarded By Terry Weber

Terry Weber forwards us a link to the digital version of The Cape Ann Guide.

Terry writes-

hey joey. i know you have seen the hard copy of this mag, but did you see the online edition. on this site your article starts on page 20, but in the hard copy it is really on page 18.
terry would like for you to view the following digital edition.
Please, click on the link below to be directed to the digital edition:

Cape Ann Guide Digital Edition


You can use the controls to make the pages larger or smaller or to flip through the entire magazine.

It should be noted that Terry wrote the piece about me in the magazine.  "Lies, all lies I tell you.”

Dreams of Flight

Dreams of Flight


About 64 years ago, I got my first two – wheeler.

It had been junked by its prior owner and my eagle eyed

father thought it would fill the bill. He was right, but he didn’t know

that for many years that bike would trigger my dreams of flight.


For the few years I had that rusty wreck that had marginal

brakes and a seat that twisted and pointed as I leaned my body

into high speed turns, tricky maneuvers and sneaker sole stops,

it not only served as my principal means of transportation,

it was also my plane which, after achieving sufficient ground speed,

I could lift into the air by pulling back on the handlebars.


Landings were always fun. I would identify the edge of

the runway some distance off and slowly descend until the

wheels touched the earth to begin the bumpy taxi to

the hangar. While other kids my age had their motorcycles and trucks,

I had my small light plane, just like the ones we watched dust the crops.


Long after the bike was gone, I repeatedly dreamed of flight.

If I ran fast enough and spread my arms, I could lift off

and fly over the neighborhood, without need of plane or wings,

but when I awoke, I’d always remember that old bike.


I hadn’t had flying dreams in many years, but when we moved here

to Gloucester and watching seagulls launch, and gain altitude, soar

into the clouds and land, became part of my daily routine; and

since I believe, no matter what others may think , that the gulls

feel joy and pride when they fly, I, now, nearing 70 years,

once again dream of flight.


Marty Luster


Capt. Joe & Sons

Another wonderful photo taken by Charlie Carroll of Capt. Joe & Sons.  It was shot was a Canon EF 24-105mm, IS L Series set to 50mm @ f7.1 – 250/sec and the ISO was set to 160.  Check out his viewbook at to see his new February photo collection. 

Don’t we just live in the most beautiful place surrounded by the most creative and talented people!

E.J. Lefavour

Blooming today

Blooming today in my office, and with it’s “shocking pink” color and fabulous fragrance, making work all that much more pleasant.


Shocking pink was fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli’s (1890- 19730) signature color and she described it as “life-giving, like all the light and the birds and the fish in the world put together, a color of China and Peru but not of the West.”

Marcel Vertes 1940 watercolor ad for Schiaparelli’s Shocking perfume, which shows a bottle of Shocking  reclining in a pink hammock with a floating couple above and Cupid below.

Marcel Vertes and Elsa Schiaparelli jointly won the British Academy Film award in 1952 for Best Costume Design for the original Moulin Rouge film, about the life and times of artist Toulouse-Lautrec.

launching day! from Bowsprite;

launching day!

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2012/01/31

Hello, Friends!

Hanging the shingle! Off to starboard are two buttons that will take you to the Bowsprite stores: one is Etsy, for finished goods, and the other is for Spoonflower where you can order fabrics. (I’m an Etsyian. Eek.)

Thank you soooooo much for being there, here and all along the way!

Custom orders are accepted and appreciated. If you work on a ship I’ve drawn, you get a major discount.

 (I know that number is not any easier to remember, but at least it’s got New York Harbor in it somewhere.)

LOVE! christina

Fishy money

I got a book of dollar bill origami by Won Park. It includes some sea life models.  This shark is the first design I have tackled from the book.

The shark tank was one of my favorite parts of Seaworld, where I visited about ten days ago, but I’d rather hold a paper shark than get too close to a live one without lots of glass between us.

I hope to share more “fishy” money origami in the next few days.

A Great Thing- “Fan Returns Famous FG Ball to Patriots”

From NBC Connecticut-

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind for Dr. Terry Oder.

Oder, of West Hartford, was at the AFC Championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots with friends Jan. 22, when he became a part of sports history. He caught the football kicked by Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff, after the ball sailed left, missing the uprights and landing in the stands. A field goal would have tied the game, sending it to overtime. Instead, the miss sent the Patriots to the Super Bowl.

Oder held onto the treasured ball until Saturday, when he presented it to Patriots owner Robert Kraft in Indianapolis, the site of Super Bowl XLVI.

"It’s very kind of the good doctor to be donating it to us," Kraft said. "This will go in our Hall of Fame."

The Patriots owner rewarded Oder and two of his friends with prime seats at Sunday’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis.

The Patriots owner rewarded Oder and two of his friends with prime seats at Sunday’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis.

Catching that ball in the AFC Championship was no accident, Oder feels. One of his best friends and fellow Patriots fan, Aran Patrican, died heart infection two weeks before the AFC Championship. While Patrican couldn’t be at the game with him, Oder feels he was definitely there is spirit.

"That’s what makes me think this was some type of divine intervention, because he was a prankster before he was a police officer. So it would be just like him to do something like make the ball miss the uprights and land in our hands," Oder said. "I can’t help but also think that the spirit of Myra Kraft was involved."

The whole story here

Norman Vincent Peale Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture…Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993)

Author of the popular book The Power of Positive Thinking, in 1952, Peale was pastor of the Marble Collegiate Church in New York for more than fifty years. In his long running radio and television program, The Art of Living, and his many books, magazine articles, and sermons he tirelessly preached that the development of right thinking was the key to a good life. Though his opposition to John Kennedy’s candidacy on the grounds of Kennedy’s Catholicism sullied his own reputation, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1984 by Ronald Reagan.

Greg Bover