The Last Piece of Wood — A Maritime Parable About Preparation

The man was reaching up over his head in a compartment of the ship. With a tool in one hand and a piece of wood in the other, he carefully placed the piece where it was designed to be mounted. Each screw was tightened as it should be. He leaned… Continue reading

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Cut the Waters and Move Ahead — A Maritime Parable

I could see myself a few meters away from the axe bow of a ship. The grey hull was moving fast in normal seas. When the front edge of that cutting shape meets water, it is sliced. The force of the impact ejects spray up and slightly away from the… Continue reading

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