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Making Peace With Japan, A Sea Story

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After weeks at sea, the sailors only want an exotic meal and a cold beer, but this port visit turns into a reckoning with history after they meet some friendly locals and find themselves Making Peace with Japan. Continue reading

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The Pirate, Part 1: The Traitor (Free on all eReaders)

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Not all Coast Guard sailors and DEA agents are squeaky clean. There’s plenty of trouble on both sides of the law. Continue reading

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Salty Art Sparks the Imagination

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Back in the old days only bikers, sailors and hookers had tattoos. Continue reading

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Honoring the USS Arizona Memorial

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Being on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise, 80-feet above the water, I could clearly see the rusted remains of the USS Arizona sunk in the harbor mud just a short distance away. Continue reading

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Great Sea Stories Part One

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A good sea story has a nautical disaster, a shipmate gone mad, a monster up from the briny deep, and if none of that, a sailor having a good shag with a dark-eyed beauty in a tropical port. Continue reading

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When the Wife Sees a Picture of You in Sin City

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It’s a bad thing when you’re a sailor and your wife back home sees pictures of you on liberty in the Philippines. Continue reading

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“How much is your bar fine?”

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Chris drank a TruCola and admired the delicate line of Maribell’s jaw and her long black hair falling on petite shoulders. Maribell liked his clean shaven chin and the way his T-shirt stretched across his chest. She was relieved that he sat back and kept his hands to himself. Continue reading

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 Years Ago

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Making Peace With Japan is a free Sea Story about three young sailors who meet anti-nuke protesters and friendly locals while visiting Sasebo, Japan aboard the USS Enterprise. Continue reading

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Protesters Greet USS Enterprise in Japan (Part I)

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A funny story about the time in 1983 when the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise arrived in Sasebo, Japan and anti-nuke protesters blocked the entrance to the harbor. Continue reading

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Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines

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Marlow spends his free time in the ship’s library looking at books about the Philippines. Pictures of beaches and volcanoes make him daydream about taking an adventure when the ship drops anchor in Subic Bay. Continue reading

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