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Planes, Trains and Craigslist

Part One of an Observer News Feature Story
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The theater of dreams

If I won the lottery, South Hillsborough would have a marquee......
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Trains, Planes and Automobiles

It was more fun than a busload of strippers on a broken-up Ohio freeway... ...
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The Zen of a Road Trip

A road trip breaks me out of a rut. It forces me to confront things anew, to see life with fresh eyes....
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Furling the far-borne canvas

The final chapter in an Observer News feature series...
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Together the weather is better

  I’ve spent nearly 15 years in Florida and have seen countless critters from venomous snakes to bobcats. It was near Jacksonville, however, that I saw ...
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One if by land, two if by sea

Part of an Observer News feature series By Mitch Traphagen “Uh oh” “Now what?” Michelle asked. “Small craft advisories have just been posted,” I said while ...
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Breaking through the ice

Part of an Observer News feature series By Mitch Traphagen   The layer of ice covering the waterway offered no resistance, except in my mind. When I left ...
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Thawing out a frozen dream

Part of an Observer News Feature Series By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net Boats are the physical manifestation of dreams. No one needs a boat; but for those who choose ...
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Cool Change

By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net If there’s one thing in my life that’s missing, it’s the time that I spend alone sailing on the cool and bright clear ...
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