Drop Sites

For the past few mornings, and for the next few (until mid-December, that is) I’ll been engaging in a fairly constant routine—rare in the Williams-Mystic program. The third and final Williams-Mystic field seminar is approaching: Four days on the bayou in Louisiana, interrupting this routine in its formative stages. For these coming four days, I won’t have to slide across frost-covered docks or wheedle the outboard motor into starting, like I’ll have to for the rest of the semester. At 7:45 I put on waders, watch cap, gloves, and go down to the water.

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Standing By

It may have been brought to the reader’s attention that the “Williams-Mystic Program” that purports to be the subject of this column is a Maritime Studies program. I had heard the same, but over the past 11 days, one of them (that, 24 nonconsecutive hours) have been spent in a van, driving California’s highway 1.

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