Andrew Fitzgibbons (The Story is True, the Words are Mine)

It was in the first year of The Great Famine—a hot July day—the sun was splitting stones, it was. On that day, Andrew Fitzgibbons’ world ended and his hell began. Like most, his potato crop had failed, but unlike most, his family was eating, thanks to his son’s vegetable garden, and his rent was paid […]

Banyan Bay

Banyan Bay is a marina located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It has been my home for the last eight years. However, it’s time to move on to another port of call. But before doing so, I thought I’d tell you all a little about the place and the people who inhabit said marina … and […]

More Ellis

Remember, this is all true. Chapter Six “Hello. Is this Ellis Hodgkins?” “Who wants to know?” “My name is Dan Levin. I’m a writer for Sports Illustrated.” “Sure you are.” “Seriously. We would like to feature you in an upcoming issue.” “Why in hell would you want to do that?” “Word has come to us […]

The Saga of Ellis Continues

Note: This is all true. Chapter Four In the year of our Lord, 1700, it’s a gentle breeze that pushes the small sailing ship southwest, towards the northern coast of Cape Ann. The master and owner of the ship is John Lane who, together with his wife and children, is coming from Falmouth, Maine, after […]