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First you have to row a little boat : reflections on life and living

Author: Richard Bode
Publisher: New York, NY : Warner Books, 1995, ©1993.
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This inspiring little volume uses sailing as a metaphor for embarking upon the journey of life. Sailors and non-sailors alike will be enchanted by this simple yet compelling book which sheds a magical new light on the age-old search for self.
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Named Person: Richard Bode
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Bode
ISBN: 0446670030 9780446670036
OCLC Number: 72713195
Description: 202 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Mariner's Rhyme --
The first thing you have to do is learn to row a little boat --
"A boy's will is the wind's will..." --
I listen to the wind...and the wind tells me what to do --
Who made this boat? --
The shortest distance between two points is a zigzag line --
"In irons" --
Going with the wind --
Becalmed --
Unfounded fears --
Fogbound --
Of knots, loops, bends, and hitches --
A forgiving boat --
A lazy sailor at heart --
Like a boat without a rudder --
A boat is a she / A boat is a he --
True and apparent wind --
In praise of sailing masters --
When to sell a sloop --
Winds of memory.
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When he was a boy, Richard Bode was taken under the wing of a sailor. He then learned to achieve mastery over the elements himself, and in turn over himself. He passes on these memories of his  Read more...

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Bode uses his great love of sailing as a metaphor for the tides of life... Determinedly inspirational, this book will appeal to admirers of Robert Fulghum. Publisher's Weekly Bode is adept at pulling Read more...

 
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