Monthly Archives: July 2011

Whimsy Support Team: Knick Knack

Codename: Knick Knack A communications specialist, Knick Knack is the last of a race of pygmies who lived in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. The Pine Pygmies (aka Wematekani’s) were fluent in the ancient languages of forest creatures. According to … Continue reading

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Whimsy Support Team: Dr. Sogg

Codename: Dr. Sogg Dr. Sogg (aka “Doc”) is Whimsycorps’ Weather Czar and Chief of Demolitions. As a boy in the Alps, he befriended a summer breeze who led him to a remote, foggy glen. There he not only learned the … Continue reading

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Whimsy Support Team: Lady P

Codename: Lady P A twenty five-year veteran of Whimsycorps, Lady P (aka Snow White) is Whimsy’s field marshal, courtesan, and logistics specialist. Lady P began her career as an elephant masseuse in the Royal Thai Army. Quickly rising through the … Continue reading

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My Support Crew

This is the support crew for my expedition, hand-picked by me for their incredibly wide range of abilities, including improvisational electronics, judo, and the art of love. I will post proper introductions soon.

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Found this safety measure on the kitchen table when I came home last night. I think my support crew is concerned about the tugboats and barges not seeing me next week. Handsome little banners, aren’t they?

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Here comes everybody

It appears that I will have neighbors on the Schuylkill next week! The artists collective known as The Miss Rockaway Armada will be moored at Bartram’s Garden’s dock, where crew members will continue building their vessels from found objects. Curious about the … Continue reading

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A Word of Caution

This morning I received an email from Brian Howard, who used to write for the Philadelphia City Paper. Two years ago, he and some friends took a kayak trip down the lower Schuylkill, after which Brian published an account in … Continue reading

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While you were sleeping

Listening to hot jazz in the sweltering, leaky wooden hold of a 100 year-old sailing ship isn’t the worst way to spend a Monday night. Took my new cotton summer jacket out for its maiden voyage. So hardy and casually … Continue reading

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Hidden River Reading

Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn John Cheever, The Swimmer Homer, The Odyssey Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels William Bartram’s Travels Jerome K Jerome, Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) Tobias Schneebaum, Keep the River on Your Right … Continue reading

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Thursday: Bog Garden Demo on the High Seas

This week, a series of events and performances called 70 Rupees to Paradise Road will be taking place on the deck of the famous wooden-hulled sailing ship, Gazela. At over 110 years old, Gazela is believed to be the oldest … Continue reading

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