sure most of you have seen this, people waving
hello to one another. It happens on land and at
sea. You see folks on motorcycles doing it, the
same with people driving Corvettes. Most often
they are strangers, but share a common interest
or affection be it cruising at sea, cycling
along our highways and bi-ways or driving the
same type of vehicle.
that’s just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.
Those friendly gestures reflect groups of people
who care about one another. They don’t just
wave; they’ll stop to help, if something’s
wrong. These community-minded people trade ideas
and figure things out, doing whatever it may
take to help make things right.
like that, and I am especially glad that that
type of conduct is well reflected among boaters.
I see it all of the time, and it doesn’t matter
the type of boat or boaters on board. It could
be just a wave or more. Whatever it is, I think
that’s the basis for what is needed these days
on land, sea and in the air.
Geez, I don’t know about you, but I am really
tired of all of the discord and divisive
language that we experience every day on the
web, on the air, in print and in person. It’s
like an illness that has spread all over the
place. I don’t think physicians can prescribe
anything to cure this malady, but I would like
to see that sense of community and friendliness
that’s reflected by certain groups spread and
“cure” that annoying and totally non-productive
divisiveness that seems to be the norm these
Maybe you don’t want to buy a motorcycle or a
Corvette, so give boating a try. My husband Vic
and I have been boaters for a long time and
we’ve operated our nautical businesses for more
than three decades. Based on our first-hand
experience with this segment of the community, I
have no problems making that suggestion. Believe
me, it won’t be long before you experience the
“cure” and remove that perpetual burr that seems
to be under most everyone’s saddle these days.
“prescription” and I’ll leave the dosage up to
you. If you see me, give me a wave and I’ll do