It's all material.

That’s always been my mantra as a writer… even last week when I took a horrible fall while running down the stairs. After cracking my back across the edge of a step and smacking my head on the tile floor, I lay at the bottom seeing stars and trying to catch my breath.

Read More

Bananas and Boats - what say you?

I had a great trip to the West Palm Beach International Boat Show, which gave me a chance to tour some amazing superyachts and scope out boats for future adventures. Like this Kanter named Bread, originally built in 2007 and later cut in half and stretched to its current length of 137’.

Read More

How one sandwich changed Penny's career.

"The same day I ran away from my prosecutor’s job mid-trial, I saw the Kathleen’s assistant chef job posting on the harbormaster’s bulletin board and knew it solved a host of issues. Starting immediately, living aboard, continual travel, unlikely to be back in Newport soon. Perfect opportunity to get out of town, fast. I was desperate and knew it was a job I could do after cooking at a diner through law school. I ripped the announcement off the board and hurried toward the yacht, but stopped short as a black cat approached me. He looked me in the eye, stopped, and sat down daintily, as if to say, no, you go ahead first. An avid believer in superstition, I took that as a good omen.

Read More