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  1. Chris Girard
    April 1, 2019 @ 4:59 am

    Always a pleasure reading information from you Brion!

    Any thoughts on doing a second book on Falling with additional stories? Maybe doing a series?

    • Brion Toss
      April 2, 2019 @ 7:24 am

      I’m collecting more stories, but a sequel is not in the immediate offing. Most of my effort lately is going into the long-aborning sequel to the “Rigger’s Apprentice.” Oh, and I’m also getting close to finishing a collection of stories called “Marvels.” But I am such a slow writer. Thanks for the interest.
      Brion Toss

  2. Tom hook
    April 1, 2019 @ 5:16 pm

    Dear Brion, after all these years under square rig, I am still playing Duke
    Ellington on the Steinway on Sea Cloud…. No bosun, no mate, just a happy, lucky pianoman! Tom

    • Brion Toss
      April 2, 2019 @ 7:26 am

      Hi Tom,
      And serious wow, it is a compelling image: that ship trailing decades of your music in its wake. Mr. Brown was very much in my mind as I wrote that article. Any word from him?

  3. Donald Lindsay
    April 3, 2019 @ 5:25 pm

    Well I’m not sure how the modesty virtue plays out to make this piece more readable. However, Brion in my experience you have all the qualities that could make an excellent Bosun. When we sailed in SEA CLOUD a zillion years ago you shared your knowledge without jealousy. That might be the simple key that unlocks the wisdom or circumstances within this treatise on what makes a good Bosun. Perhaps more than any other quality is the confidence or personality disposition to share freely ones considerable knowledge, skills and ability with the crew without prejudice, vanity, or self importance. Perhaps at sea something like 9,999 km from home you were able to let down your guard, and relax enough to be yourself and just share your knowledge empowering those of us who were fortunate enough to be your shipmates. What else could be the greatest team building skill of any Bosun but to empower their crew.

    • Brion Toss
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:25 am

      Dear Heart,
      What you call modesty I am more inclined to call painful awareness of the depths of my ignorance. But thank you for your sweet words. And I definitely agree with your last sentence.