The Wild Hair
This is a compendium of four
stories written about actual events that occurred between 2001 and
I hope these stories make you laugh because they still make me chuckle. Everything on these pages happened, from the squid knife from hell to the sinking of the Valdez.
If these amuse you, check out my novel, The Conch Killers.
My wife Kelly and I spend our days with roomfuls of teens or pre-teenage kids in those enlightening institutions called public schools. Being freshman sailors, planning to spend Christmas vacation in Key West kept us excited throughout the remainder of the first semester. It also kept me from doing random acts of violence to students in need of institutionalization.
Actually, we started out last summer planning to sail our 25’ MacGregor, to the Bahamas over the Christmas break. Our vessel is named The Wild Hair, and oh, how aptly we named it. We bought the charts, read the cruising guides and watched the videos. Then we actually talked to someone who knows about the Gulf Stream in December. What is a square wave anyway?