| Sep 11, 2011
As I drove away from South Carolina's sea islands, I found myself saying aloud, "If I ever get to heaven, I hope it's a little bit like Kiawah."
It wasn't the golf. I don't play, but I respect the five courses created by master designers, the toughest of...
| Sep 28, 2008
Playing with pain in the NFL
Re "Depression? Just shake it off," Opinion, Sept. 21
The story of NFL player Vince Young's struggle with depression is a glaring example of the mental health crisis among men. They are lonely and misunderstood by everyone,...
| Apr 25, 2008
When hundreds of yachts set sail for Baja California today in the lively Newport to Ensenada race, the water will be churning with sleek, multimillion-dollar vessels outfitted with great gizmos and built for speed.
And then there's John Haupt's boat.
| Dec 31, 2007
An invasive mussel first detected in California less than a year ago has surged across the state's southern counties, stirring concern that its spread will inflict costly damage to public water systems and fisheries statewide.
The infamous fresh-water...
| Feb 19, 2008
The Sunstar's ancient twin diesels fire up like an old man clearing his throat. Terry Herzik cocks his good ear to listen. They are losing compression, but sound as if they should make the three-day trip.
Dawn glows faintly behind the gantry cranes and...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:36 PM
In an empty Lido Marina Village office space, Duncan McIntosh has assembled his boat show preparation essentials: a coffee maker, creamer and sugar.
"All the stuff that'll probably kill you," he said with a laugh.
McIntosh has organized the yacht...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Beware the ides of September!
(This has nothing to do with anything, including the rest of this column, but how often do I get the chance to write that? OK, moving on...)
You may have read about the recent battle to choose an additional sport for...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Years ago, I was a bartender, and on Monday nights, a fat lady would come in and sing "Ebb Tide" to close the night's karaoke and the bar.
After watching the Kiwis dominate Oracle Team USA in three of four races last Saturday and Sunday at the America's...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
After watching adults use remote controls to guide model sailboats around Hagerstown City Park’s north lake Sunday, James Engle said he and his younger brother, Griffin, got their turn.
Then James, 8, and Griffin, 6, headed over to a pavilion...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:14 AM
On a breezy, sunny day, the waters of the Chesapeake Bay are a beautiful, wild place. White-capped waves hide the teeming life below the surface as shifting winds keep boaters on their toes. Sailboats keel over with each gust of wind, and powerboats...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Starting the day with a view of the sun rising over sparkling water is a treat many of us can only have for a limited time during a beach vacation. The same goes for the summer lifestyle found along the Connecticut shoreline in the summer. Today, you can...