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Date: 3 August 2015. Non Sequitur on Boating.

Yesterday's Sunday comics had in it the Wiley column Non Sequitur. The strip is a personal favorite of mine. Few cartoonists capture my life so quickly and well. That he's funny and a bit quirky makes him all the better. For those who have not seen it, I present one view on boating.

The Joy of Boat Ownership by Wiley:

In looking on Amazon, he's got bunches of books and eBooks available for purchase. The best of the batch, and the biggest is
Beastly Things. It is in my Wish List.


Two of the Non Sequitur books piqued my interest in particular. They are The Non Sequitur Guide to Aging and Non Sequitur's Beastly Things.

From the reviews on Amazon, the Aging ebook is much shorter than the other. I'll go for quantity first, with Beastly.


In the meantime, I've just finished Charlie Codman's Cruise. It's about a young man who is kidnapped and sent aboard a sailing ship as a cabin boy. Several wicked men contrive to make his life miserable but in the end he prevails. There are pirates, a horrid captain, the first mate from Hades, and scoundrels abound. This is a Horatio Alger story so you know how it turns out. Still, it's a good read, and I'm glad I was able to enjoy it again.

You can use the link provided for a version on Amazon or visit http://gutenberg.org and search there. The formatting is not always perfect mind you. The price, free, works great for my budget. Generally I'm able to make out the words from the context so it's fine for me.

I had to share "The Joys of Boat Ownership" with you and it makes me chuckle each time I see that bucket of bucks flying. So true, so very true...

Do you get and read the Sunday newspaper?
Are you a newspaper subscriber or do you read online nowadays?


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