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sailaway21 04-06-2008 12:52 AM

Father and Son sailing: Christopher Buckley and his Dad
The son writes as well, or better, than his father and this is an account that should be of interest to all fathers and all sons, especially those sons raised sailing by their fathers.
My Old Man and the Sea by Christopher Buckley on National Review / Digital

nolatom 04-06-2008 01:10 AM

Nice one, and a good tribute to a good sailor. Thanks.

camaraderie 04-06-2008 11:55 AM

Wow...great story...except for the sextant part! :D

Valiente 04-06-2008 06:18 PM

The sextant part was my favourite bit.

Nice post...and I've known C. Buckley as a superb writer for some years now. Considerably less baroque than his father's writing, but very cogent nonetheless.

Big Mick 04-06-2008 07:26 PM

Great story. You just had to know that anyone that intelligent, thoughtful and literate could never own a power boat.

JohnRPollard 04-07-2008 11:01 AM

Sailaway, Thanks for the link to a great article.

We'll be heading to Eaton's Neck this summer to finally locate the buried treasure.:D :D

mstern 04-07-2008 05:07 PM

Thanks Sailaway. Chris Buckley is an elegant writer, and regardless of your opinion of his politics, Bill Buckley was a character. btw, it has nothing to do with sailing, but if you want to read a laugh-out-loud funny book, try Chris' "Thank You for Smoking". They made a movie of it a couple of years ago that didn't come close to doing justice to the book.

bubb2 04-07-2008 05:46 PM

That was a excellent read, Thanks Sway

jrd22 04-09-2008 01:17 AM

Thanks for that Sway, I'm definitely going sailing with Dad (87) this summer, his boat or mine, doesn't matter.


BoatlessBoston 04-10-2008 10:27 AM

50 books. Wow.

What's the best of his sailing books?

I started on called Atlantic High and couldn't get into it. Don't remember why.

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