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01/05/24 09:37 AM #115    


Philip Hopfe

Hey David,  

Thanks for the support!  Yes, I suspect it will get a bit crazy in the coming months , but it will keep us on our toes.  I'm fortunate to have had  my wife Debbie by my side these past 41 years.  She's been a trooper and has never shied from a new adventure. 

Boats have been a passion of mine for many years.  Old wooden boats even more so.  We're selling our wooden 1966 classic 32 Grand Banks Sedan Cruiser after a two year refit and a year of cruising.   It was hull #11 of the 864 American Marine ,( now Grand Banks), built in HK.   When we brought it up to Nanaimo here on Vancouver Island I tied it up only to discover the boat in the slip next to me was hull #10 !   They  were built side by side 58 years ago , went off and cruised their own course for fifty-eight years and then reunited moored nose to nose in Canada.  Blows my mind.  Maybe it's the power of!

Funny thing though, I enjoy working on boats  more than cruising.  Maybe because I find it more relaxing.  I'm sure you know, more than I will ever know,  that being on the water can be a dangerous place.  Then there's the boat. No matter how much you keep them up to snuff, things can go sideways at any time.  I will never forget we were transiting a tight narrows here in the islands.  The winds  were howling and seas were rough .  We were in a much smaller glass pilot house lobster boat we had built in NH.  As I entered the narrows I was thinking I probably shouldn't be here at that moment, but I was committed at that point.  Seconds later old King Neptune decided I needed a lesson. A huge wave crested and a wall of green water engulfed the entire boat.  That was years nearly 20 years ago and the thought of it still freaks me out.  To this day I do not know why the pilot house's windows were not blown out or why we didn't go down.  I was able to close the v-berth door scream to Deb to hang on  and we made it.  The one other thing that helped was that when the boat was being built , I flew out to NH for a mid build inspection.  I first thing that caught my attention were the scuppers. 
They were tiny,  the size of a bathtub drain.  I had them opened up and boy was it the right call.   The other thing about that boat was its weight .  It being glass I never felt it was heavy enough . The hull had the right shape , but it lacked sea kindliness.  From then on all our boats have been wooden hulled.  I know many of the Maine commercial boat builders have been going back to wooden hulls and lighter composite super structures in recent years.  Apparently the hulls absorb a lot of the diesel engine's low level vibrations which in turn don't wear on fisherman's bodies and joints. They are also heavier and more seakindly.  I read an article years ago in wooden boat how it helps a fishermen extend their working life at sea.  U of Maine conducted a study which supported the thesis.  I found it interesting and it supported my learned first hand experience that wood is good.  

Once settled in NS, whenever that will be, I'll be looking for a 16/18 foot open skiff with an OB to muck about in. I'm hoping to find an old wooden one is some yard up there . Not a derelict, but one that needs a little TLC.  That will probably take me till my meeting with Davey Jones or I would like to think.  The problem is that with me I have a history of, " my last boat".  I swear they're like drugs.

I didn't set out to ramble on about boats, but I did.  You take care, be well and thanks again. All the best for this New Year,

PS:  haven't got to your book yet, but I will.  Might be NEXT winter's read, HA!





01/05/24 11:01 AM #116    


Chris Pooley


Good luck on the move!  Ginny Vasal Dorn and I are moving from Needham to Plymouth, MA in the next two months.  Moving is never fun!

Your story about a boating adventure reminded me that boating, hiking, and skiing all have the common element of surprise when a great day outdoors suddenly turns into a survival situation.  Whether it is a storm, fluke wave, blizzard, equipment failure or an injury things can change quickly in the great outdoors.  I'm still skiing and plan to head out west for some powder skiing this winter.

Best wishes, 


01/05/24 11:37 AM #117    


Philip Hopfe

Hey Chris , nice to hear from you and thanks for the support. Good luck with your move as well.  

What's  with all this moving.  I get the 7 year itch thing, but at 70 this was not suppose to be the case. Wrong again.  Thought retirement was about settling in , relaxing and stuff like that. Apparently not!  

We skied for years. Deb grew up on a mountain the lift walking distance from her childhood home, Grouse Mt. which over looks the city of Vancouver.  She remembers when Whistler was a puma lift , a sole cabin and the town dump.  Now, as I am sure you know, it's an international ski destination.  It also got crazy expensive.

You take care and enjoy the POWDA!   😎




01/05/24 04:46 PM #118    


Suzanne Pike (Seri)

Hi Everyone, good luck with your moving!  I try to look at moving as an adventure, a new discovery, a new life chapter.  Plymouth is a cool place-I meet  our kids, or Linda Dempsey and Anna Fontecchio there to celebrate our birthdays sometimes.  It's not far from Falmouth.  Where in Plymouth are you going to move?  Pinehills is there, it's huge!

Then there's the cross-country Canada move!  That will be exciting too.  More snow in NS, but only 1 hr ahead of Boston in time zone change, I think.  Hope you have remembered your French from NHS?  I went to McGill to study French, only to find that the accent was waaaay different from the NHS French I learned.  Then I got used to it.  I have a friend in New Brunswick, we lived in the same dorm our first year of college.  I don't know a lot about boats, but I hope you enjoy what you do with them once you move.

How did you get to live in Canada, Phil?  It's super hard to get Canadian citizenship these days.  I could have become a landed immigrant back in the 1970s when I was a student, but I waited too long.  1 of my friends married a Canadian just to become a citizen.  Back then, they weren't asking a lot of questions to see if the marriage was real or just for convenience.

David, congrats on your book!  Hope you continue to find good subjects that keep you writing.

01/06/24 08:53 AM #119    


Philip Hopfe

Hi Suzanne,   It is so nice to hear from all our classmates and to receive the support they have shown.   Debbie and I couldn't agree more with you about moving being a new adventure and a new chapter in our lives.

How I arrived in Canada......  I met Deb, a Canadian, 43 years ago in Sweden and we were married 41 years ago in small town in western PA.   Prior to our marriage we started our adventure in West Virginia.  We then moved to PA,CT, MA, RI, and Vancouver, BC.  We came to Vancouver to be with and assist Deb's aging mom. When she passed away at 92 we crossed the strait to our present location , Chemainus on Vancouver Island.  We thought we were done as the plan was to retire here. Apparently, we got it wrong, too funny.  Oh, I forgot a we had a short stop back in Needham between PA and CT.  We are thinking that this next move to NS will be the last, but considering our track record, it may not be the case, HA!  Deb's Mom's family arrived in Canada in 1666, on one of the first boats from France. Her Dad's family were British loyalists  who moved up from Vermont in 1779.  French was Deb's first language and while her English is better than mine, she still defaults to Québécois when talking to family. And yes, Québécois is very different than French, French.   In Brittany one will find similarities seeing many immigrated here from Brittany in the first waves that came over from France. Well travelled, Deb also speaks a bit of Italian and a smattering of Swedish , but those are bit rusty and would need to be refreshed.  While I still retain my US citizenship , I became a Canadian citizen in 2011.  I now hold the dubious honour of be able to pay taxes in two countries.  Fortunately, we Expats do not get double taxed, but we sure do have a lot of reporting to do.  The CRA, IRS and the US Treasury like to keep tabs on us and require extensive filings which are quite detailed.  They also seem to enjoy follow up questions, which require even more additional filings.  "Cross border"  accountants are essential and they do very well.  No one tells you this stuff when you leave.  It was a real surprise for sure.  While tax season can be a burden I have never regretted moving to Canada.  It's not better or worse, just different.  We have all the same issues  and problems, but on a different scale.  One thing that does standout is health care.  We do prefer our healthcare system here even with its inherent problems. Sometimes it can be inconvenient as care is triaged. You get the care you need, if and when you need it. It is not free as we pay via our tax structure.  We like that our fellow citizens are all covered and no one will lose their home or life savings due to a catastrophic medical condition.
So far it has worked very well for us. 

I think one telling difference between Canada and the US was pointed out by a Canadian historian who once observed.....Canada's culture was based on,  "peace, order and good governance".  America's culture was based on, "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ".   Whether one would agree or not, it is an interesting observation.  

As for boats...I would recommend that anyone with obsessive or addictive tendencies stay far away from boats.  Knitting , gardening or lawn bowling might be a better choice. 

We are also prolific gardeners growing a wide array of organic veggies, herbs , and ornamental flowers. Chemainus is located on Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Valley.  The name Cowichan is an English adaptation of the local First Nations people and means, " warm land'.   We have what climatologist call a Mediterranean Climate .  We are the envy of all of Canada seeing we have the warmest weather to be found north of the 49th parallel.   Presently we are still harvesting, kale, lettuces, beet greens, chards and a variety of herbs as well as onions in our greenhouse. Palm and banana trees can be found throughout the valley and we are the home of some of Canada's finest vineyards.  It's quite a place.   Moving to NS will be different and we will have to change our approach to gardening, but like you said, it will be a new chapter in our lives and a new adventure. We are looking forward to the change and feel confident it will go well.

Thank you for reaching out and your positive perspective on our move.   At some point I'll send out an update, but I have no idea when. I might have to report at our next reunion. I believe we are going to be quite busy going forward. I send along best wishes to you and your family for this New Year. Take care and be well, Phil.





01/06/24 10:43 AM #120    


Virginia Vasil (Dorn)

Hi Suzi,

Chris and I are moving to The Pinehills, building a new home there.  Should be finished very soon, hopefully by the end of February.  We are very excited to be starting a new life in a new place. Of course, cutting ties to Needham is difficult.  We'll be maintaining some memberships, doctors etc. to keep a tie to Needham.  It would be great to see you the next time you plan a trip off-Cape. 

Happy New Year to all!



Ginny (Vasil) Dorn


01/06/24 04:22 PM #121    


Suzanne Pike (Seri)

Hi Ginny:

PineHills is a huge place, not too far from Falmouth.  Hope to see you and Chris there someday.

Happy new life chapter!

01/06/24 04:25 PM #122    


Suzanne Pike (Seri)

PS after 19 years here, I still have kept many of my healthcare providers.  A long drive, but since our dgtr, her husband, & our granddog live there, it's great to go back and see how much things have changed.

Our dgtr is pregnant!  After many years of trying.  Fingers Xed for a grandbaby end of June.

01/07/24 08:32 AM #123    


Pauline Harwood (Wright)

A new grand baby sue! How exciting!!!

And Phil, my hubby and I are into boats and boating too! you are right it's addictive!  My hubby's family sailed the had a 28 '. cape Dory  they took all over Maine coast , and long island sound etc,I grew up on the ocean down humarock, so we were a good match! I'm happy anytime I'm on the water , and fortunate we don't get sea sick! We've had a few close calls ourselves . One time in block island sound coming into Jamestown area in Narragansett bay on the west side of Jamestown island a mini tornado was swirling around , I thought we were going to die! my hubby found a little harbor and we dropped anchor,  or maybe grabbed a mooring, I forget, I said , let's get off the boat and get on land! He said no stay here!  He stayed in the cockpit and watched the storm, I went in the cabin, and turned on the Tv! So I wouldn't be paying attention , if I was going to die, I didn't want to be knowing about it ahead of time! Lol now wh have  vacation home in naine on long lake , and stay out of the I ocean, and do all our boating on long lake in a 23 foot four  wins bow rider! But it gets us out  on the water, and maintenance   is so much easier not in salt water!  ( I still miss sleeping out on the boat!)   I have something in common with your wife, I am French Canadian decent on both my mother and fathers side, my mothers family was from van buren Maine , Acadian French , who beat the Brit's and got land grants from King George in mid 1700's , 14 Acadian French families settked in van buren , my mothers grandmothers house is the one in the middle of the Acadian  village in van buren! My grandfather Sylvio martin was 6'3" tall and blonde French because they were from Normandy or Brittany part  france, so the were Brits , not Gauls, and somewhat related to the Dutch . ( tall and blonde)  tough  people!  Otherwise they would have been sent down to Louisiana with the rest of the French as in the poem Evangeline! I come from tough stock!  On my fathers side , his English ancester George Paul HaRwood came to Montreal in 1781 with the British royal Press  and married Marguerite leussoeur , so yes my HaRwood Royal name got lost to a French girl in Canada!!, fir generations of Harwwod men marrying French women, finally moved to Boston , and two generations of Harwoid men marrying Irish women!  And then my father married a French woman! , so we carry this very English royal name if HaRwood ! But we have very little English Bloiod ! Mostly French and Irish ! And maybe 1/4 English and  mostly  because in 23 and me, the French on my mothers side who are from Brittany. Show up as British! Anyway, we gave Vern to Nova Scotia and all of Quebec and New Brunswick and love it there! Love the surprisingly warm water in Prince Edward Island! Lunenburg is gorgeous , we stayed there on a vacation once! I'd love to meet your wife , her background sounds fascinating! Chris and Ginny I love Plymouth ! I'm jealous a bit! I get the new chapter thing, I'm writing this from Florida, we are here for a month! But we just rent for now, we are making no commitments to Florida! Kids and family are all in ma! So ma and naine is it for now! I finally llove my little town of hopedale and don't want to leave ! 

Nice catching up with old needham friends! 











01/07/24 08:30 PM #124    


Philip Hopfe


Hey Pauline,

Jamestown was one of our favourite places to visit on our boat when we lived in RI.   Dutch Harbour on the western shore just as you enter the western passage. The Eastern side the village of Jamestown just opposite Newport.  We spent many days in that area.  Chopmist Charlie's was a great watering hole and food joint at the top of the hill and  the Narragansett for beer, pool and Blues.  Across the bay to Newport with tons of stuff to do.  Boating in RI and Block Island is  tough to beat.  

The French Canadian people had strong ties throughout New England.   The second largest FC population outside of Quebec was Woonsocket, RI.   Still to this day you will hear French spoken in some of the neighbourhoods there.  They came down to work in the textile mills .  There is also the French Canadian museum of work and culture located there.

So, you reside in Hopedale now?  Interesting, another town I spent some time in.  Small world.  I can only imagine how much it has changed.  There was a pond or maybe lake in Sherbon where I first learn to sail. I want to say it was a penguin class, but  not sure. 

There was also a watering hole and good burger place out that way.  Maybe Hopkinton? The train tracks ran right next to it and if the train went buy you'd get a drink or discounted drink.   Funny what we remember.

I think we were all so fortunate to grow up in the area.  It also appears we were all afforded a good education at Needham High before we Rockets were launched into the world.  It pleases me so many have done well.  Sad to those hear about those who are no longer with us, but there's no escaping that last dance. Until then enjoy, eh!

Deb is amazed at how connected our class is .  She thinks it is great.   Me too.   As always, take care and be well.   Enjoy your stay in FL.









01/08/24 10:57 AM #125    


Charles S. Stoddard


Hope the move goes well and you find a new boat on the east coast that you can cruise the coast of NS and Maine  We are down in RI  where some of the best Sailing (and racing ) in the country I have done a lot of racing both on and off shore  ( ie Bermuda )  and now have a Sidney 36 that I  race from May thru October 

Best of luck with the move  and if you get around to crusing down to RI let me know 


01/08/24 01:10 PM #126    


Philip Hopfe

Charles, nice boat !    We lived in Lincoln , RI for 19 years.  We raced, J24s, 30s, and a Capri 30 which was Catalina's stripped down racing boat. Not sure how, but I ended up crewing for folks like Ken Read a two time Yachtsman of the Year winner and Phil Garland of Hall's Spar a seven time J24 world champion.  I was definitely punching up above my weight.   Oh, that was it, they needed rail meat !  More in line with my abilities, Deb and I cruised our Pearson 26 , "Bateau".  It sailed well and was comfortable enough to spend a few nights on.  Deb raced on an all woman's Rolex J24 team and had BIG fun.   I could not agree with you more that the cruising the area around RI is some of the best in the world!   While we have had boats out here in BC and the Gulf and San Jaun Islands are in sight of my front porch we both miss the boating culture back East. Once  resettled, I'll be looking for two little boats, a day sailor and a OB skiff, both in the 16 to 18 foot range.  We have never done the Newport-Bermuda race , but friends from Jamestown have.  Pretty sure our friend  Rob Lambert took a third place in one class a few years back.    We kept our boats in Swansea,  Mt. Hope  Bay  at one time, as well as East Greenwich. Great time in those days.  When we have visited back East we generally hang with boating friends in Bristol and south Dartmouth. Part of the reason we're moving is to be closer to that area.  My ashes are going swimming in those waters one day!  Enjoy and be well...Phil. 😎

01/08/24 04:03 PM #127    


Pauline Harwood (Wright)

best now  Wow  Phil!  
yes Dutch harbor was where we anchored,! Fun place we got off in Jamestown a few times also , we took our 32,foot searay Sundancer ( yes motor not sail) to block island , cutting hunk, Montauk , watch hill, fishers island, and of course all around Narraganset bay, 

prior to that we had smaller boats we took all around Boston harbor and all the islands,  also the  south shore from Plymouth to hull ,

my son and his wife live in Salem, so maybe we will investigate the north shore , right now in Florida we have fun in Tampa bay . 

it's surprising when I see so many people from needham sharing the same interests as we age!

It's nice to see how well many have done also, my hubby worked for Fm Global , so we lived in the 80'd outside of Houston Texas near NASA in seabrook Texas , on clear lake which goes into Galveston bay, where we bought our first boat! And my oldest son was born  in texas

Then we moved to Atlanta so became a southern belle for awhile and learned to say y'all

opened my own dance studios in both Houston and Atlanta

my youngest was born in Atlanta , im glad for our times living other parts of USA, Bostonians can be rather provincial! It's nice to see how other people do things! But im happy to be back in nassachusetts

currently I live waterfront in hopedale pond! And we have two canoes and two kayaks! We can fish from our back yard ,. If the weather is right , ( not lately) we can go ice skating too ) we love Hopedale! It's great little town, the mill is torn down now! Nothing is there big long story about a fight between the rr owner and the town . 

Hope you make it to our 55th? Now that you are on the east coast there might be a better chance! Fun times in homeroom with Mr Frost! 
Abd probably a class or two with you over the years? 

Best wishes with the move , oh yes I know all about woknsocket

or woonsockette! !

Of course Pauline is a French name! So your wife I'm sure knows that!

my grandmother Pauline Yvonne LaCharitie spoke French before english

 but didn't let my mother learn French as a young child's  so she wouldn't getvteased! Bottom line , French language was lost by our generation , and the embarrassing thing is, I got a d in French 3c my junior year, tgat subjunctive tense just about killed ne! Lol 

however I can ask for coffee ice cream in Montreal! 
happy new year 








01/09/24 02:05 PM #128    


Charles S. Stoddard


So its a small world  I know both Ken and Phil real well  they both are part of the Barrington yacht club group

We problaby raced against each other at some point  I was on a C&C 41 called Banshee in the 80's and then had my own J30 called Falcon in the mid 90's 

Happy boat hunting 


01/10/24 08:27 AM #129    


Philip Hopfe

Morning Charles,  Small  world indeed!  Ken wouldn't remember me seeing I was one of many rail riders that hung on his deck.   The same goes for his brother Brad.  Phil Garland would remember Deb and I as we would always drop by Hall Spars when we visited back East.  We all used to grab lunch at Adian's Irish Pub in Bristol.  I'm sure you know the place.  I met Phil on a plane one day.  Nicest guy going.  We were off to hook up with a friend and his Tartan 37 I think it was in the Bahamas and Phil was heading to Biloxi, MS to rig his Dad's boat.   
I'd love to run in into him again one of these days.   I raced with Jay Flannery out of Bristol on his Capri 30 , CLIMAX.  Maybe you have crossed his path as well.   We campaigned that boat for close to 14 years up and down the bay.   I'm sure you and I were out there racing each other at some point.   I also had had a few go arounds in the classic Herreshoff S Boat fleet.  Lovely old timers. You're a lucky guy living and sailing in RI and the surrounding area.  Good on you !   Fair winds to you.........

01/10/24 01:23 PM #130    

Naomi Rockmore (Balto)

Very sad to learn about Jeffrey Cohen.   I'm glad I spoke wiith him at the last reunion.   Here is his obituary:  Stay well.  Naomi Balto



COHEN, Jeffrey Of Wayland, passed away on January 6, 2024, at his home with his immediate family. Beloved husband of Dana Jackson Cohen. Proud father of Alexa Cohen Bicknese and her husband, Brennan Bicknese, Taylor Cohen Taylor and her husband, Joseph Taylor. Grandfather to Lennon Taylor. Son of the late Edward and Sandra. Jeffrey is also survived by his brother, Jay Cohen and his wife Sarah, and his sister, Debra Cohen Hegger, along with his beloved nieces, nephews, and grand nephews. A life-long Massachusetts resident, Jeffrey enjoyed each moment life had to offer him. He was fulfilled through his family and friends. Jeffrey began each day with a rare enthusiasm for being alive and looked forward to what each day had in store for him. Jeffrey embodied what it means to be a good man, father, friend, brother, and grandfather. His kindness and humor were infectious, and his personality created an overwhelming sense of comfort and joy. To know Jeffrey was to love him. Jeffrey was an avid fan of Boston sports, especially his beloved Celtics. A self-proclaimed "Dead-Head", Jeffrey maintained a decades-long dedication to the music of the Grateful Dead, which became the background music to his and his family's life. He passed peacefully in bed with his family while listening to "Eyes of the World," the Cohen family song, to which both of his daughters and granddaughter were born. He cherished his summers in Nantasket Beach and attending high school at Rivers. Some of his classmates remain among his closest friends. Jeffrey graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. As a real estate developer, Jeffrey took tremendous pride in each of his projects down to the smallest detail. His enthusiasm for creativity and dedication to his craft shined through, and will continue to shine through, each of his projects for many years to come. Jeffrey's passion for his work was palpable. Despite his success as a developer, Jeffrey's favorite job was working a deli counter as a teenager; "best job I've ever had," he would always say. However, Jeffrey's most cherished and proud accomplishment was building his family. His family is left with the comfort of beautiful memories of holidays, summers in Gloucester, and simply sitting around the living room laughing. In Jeffrey's life, humor was a steadfast presence. Jeffrey was an unapologetically vulnerable and emotional man, which contributed to the unparalleled success of his marriage. A truly understanding, patient, and loving husband, Jeffrey set a new standard for life-long partnership that many can only wish to achieve. Jeffrey's unconditional support for his wife Dana was nothing short of extraordinary. A celebration of Jeffrey's life will be at Levine Chapels, located at 470 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA on Monday, January 8th at 10am. Visitation will follow at Jeffrey's residence immediately after the service and continue on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 – 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to ACPMP Research Foundation, Levine Chapels - Brookline 617-277-8300

Published by Boston Globe from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2024.

01/20/24 04:36 PM #131    


Carol Atwood (Toran)

Please excuse the error in the In Memory post 

Glynette Byron Scott is alive and well. 

Death is never funny. 
Yet i will share this funny story.  My sister in law is in charge of her class website. By accident she posted herself as deceased. Later she got a call from her good friend to make sure she was still alive. Oh well one wrong click and you could kill yourself. So if anyone sees an error please notify me.  
I might not be dead. 
Just loosing it.

01/20/24 09:10 PM #132    


Pauline Harwood (Wright)

lol Carol ,  pretty funny 


01/26/24 01:21 PM #133    


Bruce Hazam

Just wanted to follow up on your book, David...

I thoroughly enjoyed it -- you are a good writer and storyteller with many amazing stories to share! Most of us can relate to the times and special events (e.g., The Blizzard of '78; 9/11) and several place names, mostly along the coast for obvious reasons. I live about 8 miles from Hall Quarry although I think Stanley Boats are now in Bass Harbor.
You had Tom Kunz as an advisor and I ended up as a grad student of his 20 years later.
Anyway, the book was highly educational as well and a testimony to the hard work and constant frustrations fishermen face. It's a perfect object lesson in Human Ecology that I plan to share with some professor friends at College of the Atlantic. Despite your accident, your dedication and perseverance to finding solutions to biological, economical, technological and political issues are remarkable, and all with the goal of continuing to feed us and to avoid the extinction of the smaller scale fishermen. Thank you for all that you've done! A life you can be very proud of! And forgive me for not mentioning it sooner -- Ellen and your sons deserve so much credit as well.

01/27/24 05:21 PM #134    


Joseph Iagulli

I see Chris Pooley is coming west for powder soon.  I just finished a couple of days at Purgatory in SW Colorado.  Then in mid February go back to Copper Mountain, and a quick stop at Wolf Creek.  If you are in CO in mid February, shoot me a message.

01/29/24 01:33 PM #135    

David Goethel

Hi Bruce,

I am glad you enjjoyed the book and I appreciate the kind words. You begin to realize how small the world is when you see how people cross paths in seemingly random ways.

In your discussions with academic collegues you can let them know I am happy to do zoom talks with classes. They do not have to be book related. I recently held a q and a with a class at the University of Maryland led by a professor who had read the book. The goal was to expose the class to a real fisherman and have them ask questions on fishing, scince and management. Feedback afterwards was I opened a lot of minds to possibilities they had never contemplated. If you have a collegue who might want something similar just pass along contact information.


02/21/24 10:02 AM #136    

David Goethel

Hello everyone,

For those of you snowbirds in the Stuart, Florida area, I will be doing a book talk and signing for "Endangered Species", on March 15th from 6-7PM at the Loxahatchee River Center in Jupiter, Fl.  I would love to see some of you there.  Registration is required on their web page

For those of you still up in the New England cold, I'll be back up north with a few talks in Mass and NH coming up in April and May. Stay warm, spring is on the way! 

Hi David i am trying to ssend you an email somehow its not going through this is what i have on reco

02/22/24 09:31 PM #137    


Carol Atwood (Toran)

Yes David please let us know about the talks in Mass. and N.H.

02/23/24 05:59 AM #138    


Pauline Harwood (Wright)

Yes I would be Interested  in your dates in ma or nh. actually my husband would. He was a wildlife major at univ of Maine. 


03/02/24 06:03 PM #139    


Carol Atwood (Toran)

Taking a risk without Dougs permission to post a message..
A few of us get together her to enjoy Doug Spaulding and his band music. We  just thought we would share.  call for reservation to make sure there is room if you can plan to make it.

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