An Interview With John J Curtin, My Dad, The Cape Horner: His Journey Sailing Around South America

John Curtin sails around the Horn on a 50 foot sailboat.

I wanted to interview my dad, John Curtin about his 16,000 mile sailing excursion in 2002-2003 because even though it is almost ten years later, he still talks about this adventure as one of the best experiences of his life. There were still so many questions I wondered about, even after talking with him about […]

2012 Memorial Day Weekend in Connecticut

Rowayton, CT

Anyone with ties to Rowayton knows that there’s no better time of year to come back than Memorial Day.

2012 Annual Memorial Day Stickball Game in Rowayton, Connecticut

2012 Annual Memorial Day Stickball

Stickball After the Rowayton Memorial Day parade, my friends and I headed to the Community Center field where we play our annual stickball game. Growing up, we played every day in the summer. Now, this is the only day we play all year. The perfectly lined oak trees have slowly disappeared (kind of like my hair), […]

2012 Memorial Day Parade in Rowayton, Connecticut

Bell Island

This past weekend, we celebrated Memorial Day in the United States. It’s my favorite weekend of the year and there’s no other place I’d rather be than in Connecticut with my family and childhood friends. I grew up in South Norwalk, Connecticut (42 miles outside of New York City) and people who come from this neck of […]

A Bredesen Outdoor Adventure by Highroad Cam

High Road Cam

Trails, woods, and nature have inspired many a human soul throughout our history…and will continue to do so.  In “Woods…lovely dark and deep” written by Frost, or in Emerson’s description of the universe as “composed of nature and the soul,” or in Thoreau’s “Walden” which embraces the simple living in natural surroundings, we are told […]

Why I Won’t Take NYC Airporter Again

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 I grew up in southern Connecticut and live in Los Angeles. The worst part of the trip is always getting to the JFK airport since you can’t predict traffic and it’s really expensive. The 42-mile schlep in a car service costs around $150, and shared shuttle vans are a pain since they make a lot of out-of-the-way […]

Hurricane Irene in Connecticut

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Like most rental houses in Nantucket, they have free Wi-Fi, so I was monitoring Hurricane Irene every few hours. When I saw that she was going to hit New York City on Sunday and I was flying through there, I changed my flight back to California from 2 p.m. to 6:35 a.m. on Saturday. I […]

Rome, Italy with my Dad

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 Before my trip to Italy I was in Connecticut hanging out with my family and friends over the Memorial Day weekend, and my brother Frank was kind enough to drive us 50 miles to John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York. Check-in for our Delta Airlines flight took only a few minutes and security […]