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Shipboard Today

December 12, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

The modern passenger liner is very different from the ship of yesterday. For one thing, she is not referred to by the general public as “she,” which some people have even claimed to be “sexist.” For another, passengers are now referred to by the owners of shipping lines as “guests,” which is stupid, untrue, and… Read More

At Sea

December 10, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

Aboard Queen Mary 2, west of the tail of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, approaching the grave of Titanic 12000 feet down. We should pass very close to her. Violent storm, 11 force winds. Worse weather expected tomorrow. Nature’s mirroring perhaps of the political storm in Great Britain?

Irregular Postings the Next Two Weeks

December 8, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

I shall be at sea for seven days, in England for three days after that, and traveling in the US for two more days. The British election next Thursday will occur while I’m in mid-Atlantic, and unable to post. Britain will be an excited place when we dock in Southampton three days later, no matter… Read More

Western Swing

December 4, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

  The Hollows, Hasty and Happy, hardly ever knew where they were. At times, they did not know who they were, either, but it never mattered for them because they were very, very rich. Hasty was from Chicago originally, Happy from Mississippi where she had earned half a degree from Ole Miss. In the days… Read More

Work Suspended

November 27, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

(Author’s Note: In Wyoming We Eat Elk for Thanksgiving Dinner) If compensation is possible for a summer so brief that the growing sea­son is limited to 55 days at best it’s the most beautiful Indian summer on earth, climaxed by elk season in the last two weeks of October. While friends of mine, here and… Read More