Author Archive | Stuart Scadron-Wattles

Murder in Langley

Murder in Langley

Every February, someone gets murdered in Langley, WA. And—every February– the good people of this Whidbey Island village put out the call for help in solving the murder. They’ve been doing this for 33 years. According to mayor Tim Callison, the Langley Murder Mystery Weekend is the largest community-based murder mystery project in the United […]

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Read the signs and pay

This is a story about cognitive retention for cruisers, and possibly, a bit of a warning. We’ll begin with a scenario. You’ve been on the water for, say, six hours, and you’ve arrived at your destination, a small port town with an anchorage area and a town wharf. It’s 4:30 in the afternoon.  The anchorage […]

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A boy’s own adventure

“You’re not going out with Josh alone today, are you,” the Admiral asked, referring to my eight-year-old grandson. “It’s blowing 20knots in the Sound, and raining.” I said something about deciding what we’d do once we got to the marina, but if I’m honest, I knew that we’d leave the dock. Even eight-year-old sailors need […]

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