Oh, how rumors get started! One of my students mentioned he had heard that the Chicago lighthouse off Navy Pier is haunted. Hmmmm. In my 25+ years of sailing out of Monroe and Burnham Harbors, I had never heard this. Turns out, another instructor was pulling this student’s leg. But that comment led me to look up the history of the Chicago Harbor Light, which is pretty interesting.
The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Image Dimensions [Infographic]. I’m posting this great cheat sheet because I’ve looked up image sizes just too many times. Hope you find it useful. Cheers!
Rip Rap Also riprap or rip-rap. Rip rap is all that rubble – rocks, granite blocks, broken concrete – that lies along our shorelines and breakwaters. Rip rap’s purpose: to prevent erosion from waves, ice, wind, scour, and other effects of weather. But really, doesn’t it sound like the next music trend?
Quick. Think of a pirate movie where the captain wasn’t wearing an eye patch. Or an eye-patchless Halloween costume. No, the eye patches weren’t a fashion statement to look more badass. And, no, they weren’t covering a “Careful, you’ll poke your eye out injury.” The eye patch was a functional device that
America’s Cup 2017 in Chicago? One can only hope! Fingers crossed. This would be an amazing opportunity to showcase Chicago’s great sailing venues.
I had been happily annotating passages in my iBooks for my own reference. But then I needed to send an annotated passage to a colleague. Turns out, it’s pretty easy to share my notes from my iPad with others. Here’s how:
Here are a couple of quick tips I offered to a friend. She had been attaching samples, one by one, to email. So messy! Instead, I suggested
After working with several sailors who are visually impaired, I started pondering ways the new Glass might help them. A little research led to still more ideas. At the moment, this post is my dream of ways Glass could help adaptive sailors. But I don’t think the future is that far off.
Many thanks to Joen Kinnan, Editor of STET, the monthly newsletter of Independent Writers of Chicago, for this very nice writeup of our recent presentation.