Buoyant Thoughts2019-03-02T16:33:10-06:00
  • State of the Shanti, January 2021

    It's been so long since I've written anything that I feel flummoxed facing this blank white space. I've abandoned Perilous and Sparks, my mid-century mavens, in...well, it's been so long since I've thought about them that I've forgotten where I left them. India, I think. My [...]

  • Temporary Land-Lubbers

    During the last wave of Gulf-bound tropical depressions, we grabbed our most precious belongings and temporarily moved into a motel on the far side of Biloxi’s back bay. […]

  • We Are All Always Underway

    Just before we began making passage, something sparked my interest in the Huguenot Refuge. I don't know much about my family's heritage, and I've never cared much. I live here and now, and I've never been sure how it benefits me to align with a [...]


Quick Update Ahoy, faithful readers. We’re just off the July 4th holiday still in port here in New Orleans. […]

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Curated Suffering 101

Fain’s bonus mom Emma* made an interesting comment when we were talking on the phone in the wake of Fain’s seizure a couple of weeks ago. […]

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It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. J.R.R. Tolkien I’ve become very fond of the word ‘contraption’ while sitting in the engine compartment, hunched over, with the grease all over me. […]

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Captain Jack and Quartermaster Autumn

About the Crew

The misfit crew of The Sea Shanti consists of musician and Jack-of-all-trades Captain Jack, novelist and dilettante Quartermaster Autumn, and teen wunderkind Boatswain Fain as well as the roguish sea cat Dante.

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