GMG Classic From 2011: Video- The Crew Of The Degelyse Sets Out To Catch Liberated Buddhist Lobsters And Radio Interview After The Whole Thing Blows Up

This was back in 2011 when these Bhuddist monks would come to Gloucester to buy 500 lobsters and release them back to the ocean symbolic for good karma.

This is the post from 2011:

To make clear the following is only satire and I’ll take responsibility for people not from Gloucester or the the waterfront misunderstanding.
I was wrong to assume that because I predominantly write our hyperlocal blog for our Cape Ann residents that people would understand how preposterous the notion that you could have time to move all the lobster gear even if they knew where the lobsters were released and to set it and for those lobsters which were probably miles away from that location would ever get caught.


What I am happy for is that the releasing of the lobster story which would have been a simple story largely forgotten by now has gotten huge legs and all the positives of Buddhism are highlighted. For that I am grateful.

Receiving the coordinates of where the lobsters were released by Buddhist monks, the boys went out yesterday and hauled the lobster traps they set all over that ocean bottom and caught exactly 534 lobsters, the precise number the monks released.

The story from Reuters here



Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda All Free! Week of August 17th Nia Routine: Gershwin’s Greatest Hits

Cape Ann Wellness

gershwin graphicWell I did change last week’s routine into Gershwin’s Greatest Hits.  What can I say, we like to sing and move to great music.

So come join us for this routine that blends moving the body with timeless classics from the American Songbook.

If you are new to Nia with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement and fun in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

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Then click on this link to bring to my website and the list of streaming classes

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Recent Encounters — pat morss

More walks and views from the house over the last couple of weeks.

Sculpture and skyline, from Ocean Alliance
Ardelle sailing past Eastern Point
Tight Lines evening fishing off Eastern Point
Paddleboarding in Gloucester Harbor
Near miss from Hurricane Isaias
Bumble bee pollinating at Brace Cove
Time to go inside when the Tree Swallows swarm the sunset mosquitoes
Tree Swallows taking a break
Double-crested Cormorant at Niles Pond
Mom turkey and 9 chicks back on the Fourth of July
All grown up on August 15th

GloucesterCast 435 With Chris McCarthy, Celena, Scottie Mac, Pat and Jim Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 8/16/20

GloucesterCast 435 With Chris McCarthy, Scottie Mac, Celena, Pat and Jim Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 8/16/20

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Topics Include:
Cod vs Haddock
GMG Awards
Pressure Treated Wood
Lamest Sandwich Order at a restaurant
Tuna Event To Benefit Open Door
Pat has been having some mild allergic reactions to bug bites so I got some clothing with insect repellent woven in. Insect Shield from Amazon. I am especially loving the socks.
Will there be a NFL Season?
Bruins/ Celtics

Cemetery Stroll Through Dolliver Memorial

It is not often that I have the opportunity to stroll through a brand new (relatively speaking) cemetery but Dolliver Memorial Cemetery on Lincoln Street off 133 offered us that chance recently.  It hadn’t even been established as of the Essex Society of Genealogists’  Guide to Cemeteries in Essex County, Massachusetts published in 1991. In that publication, it is called the Lincoln Street Cemetery and states that these 8 acres was purchased by the city in 1979 and would begin selling lots no more lots were available at Beechbrook.  Signage on the property indicates the cemetery was established in 1996……a mere infant in cemetery terms.

It’s a lovely setting surrounded by trees and well maintained by the DPW.  The lots appear to be lined up in nice neat parallel lines, making it a groundskeeper’s dream I imagine. Perhaps the most notable thing to my eye were the modern and innovative memorials: ship engraving, ski memories and even the Star Trek Enterprise. these brought a smile and I can imagine that’s what the families intended. Well done. It’s a lovely cemetery worth the stroll.