Forecast for MASCF

Forecast. Relevant days in red box.

Loading up for St. Michaels and the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft festival. Will leave early Thursday morning.

Tropical Storm Joaquin is aspiring to hurricane status by the weekend, about the time it’s offshore of, you know, us. Should be an interesting trip.

Speaking of interesting trips, I’ve heard from Steve recently. He’s eating crabs and sailing; if not where he thought he’d be, exactly where he wants to be.


28 Feet

Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat from kevinAfraser on Vimeo.

A short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap. Featuring music from Bahamas, Acres & Acres and Ben Howard!

Director & Cinematographer: Kevin A Fraser

Featuring & Additional Photography: David Welsford



Datura Inoxia

Datura Inoxia time lapse

 direct Youtube link


One night, about 30 years ago, I was walking down a sidewalk in an old neighborhood in Richmond, on the way home from a social engagement. It was very late, the streets were empty. I was tired and pleasantly overstimulated – much scintillating conversation, coupled with subtle inebriants consumed on a visit with some very creative friends.

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Objects In The Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

To Scale: The Solar System from Wylie Overstreet on Vimeo.

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.

A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh

Copyright 2015


When my daughters were young we spent a lot of time looking at the sky. Comets, meteor showers, constellations, satellites, planets. On camping trips, especially; but sometimes we juat went out into the country to find dark places so we could see better.

Laying in the dew-wet grass, or bundled in winter coats on the still-warm hood of the car, we’d listen to the whippoorwills, the crickets and katydids, the owls, and distant trains, and look up into the big dark and empty that seems so full when the sky is clear.

In elementary school they made models for science projects, and posters. We used flashlights for the sun, and basketballs and baseballs for planets, and we tried to get our heads around the scale of things.

We are not alone, it seems. These guys did that, too, and tried to make it real on a much bigger scale. It’s beautiful on many levels.

via Colossal



Vector Trio Live at The Auxiliary ~ Video

Vector Trio Live

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Here is video from the live performance of Vector Trio on August 15, 2015. This is 24 minutes of improvisational Jazz, from musicians who have played together for 3 decades. Performed at The Auxiliary, the basement of a contemporary art gallery in Richmond, Virginia.

The crowd was full of dancers, musicians, artists, who all clearly “got it.”

Awesome stuff. More of their music at Music | Vector Trio

Previous post of photos here:

Live Jazz in Richmond VA | Marginalia