Thursday, November 6, 2014

I'm more than a Boston Sailor

Yes, I'm a Boston Sailor, and LIQUIDITY has been home ported in Boston (technically Quincy, but on Boston harbor) for decades. But returning from my 7th volunteer week on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, I've been thinking about my affinity for spending time on a vessel focused on Hudson River environmental issues.

Part of it is the opportunity to live, work and teach on an iconic tall ship. Part, I suppose, is growing up in Yonkers, and still having most of my family in the New York area. But overall, it's more than that.

Restoring, preserving and protecting the Hudson is important, of course. It's more than that, though... the Hudson is a metaphor for all rivers, all bays, all oceans, the air we breathe, the only planet we have. Teach kids about the Hudson and Boston harbor benefits. It's not complicated.